English Program Minors

Minor in Creative Writing

(non-majors only)

This 15-credit minor enables students to express themselves by writing scripts, fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Since creative writing improves writing skills in general, all students will benefit from the Minor in Creative Writing. Students in the minor will study works of literature to understand the expectations of the genres. Additionally, by writing in workshop settings, students will learn what makes fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and creative nonfiction both distinctive and unique. All students electing the Creative Writing minor must take at least nine credits of Creative Writing courses from the following list. The remaining six credits can be fulfilled with any additional Creative Writing courses or any literature course offered in the English department.

Creative Writing Courses:

ENGL3325: Creative Writing I (Fiction)
ENGL3326: Creative Writing II (Fiction)
ENGL3327: Creative Writing I (Poetry)
ENGL3328: Creative Writing II (Poetry)
ENGL3333: Creative Writing I (Nonfiction)
ENGL3334: Creative Writing II (Nonfiction)
ENGL3335: Creative Writing I (Scriptwriting)
ENGL3336: Creative Writing II (Scriptwriting)
ENGL3337: Creative Writing I (Cross-genre)
ENGL3338: Creative Writing II (Cross-genre)

Minor in English Language and Literature

(non-majors only)

The minor in English Language and Literature invites students to explore the literatures of the world, and offers students opportunities to increase their critical and creative writing skills. A minor in English also will help you cultivate the critical thinking and reading skills needed for many professions. Students choose 15 credits of English courses (beyond those taken to satisfy General Education requirements). Students should plan their program in consultation with a faculty advisor in the School of the Humanities.  

Suggested Program:

ENGL____   British literature course
ENGL____   American literature course
ENGL____   World literature course
ENGL____   English literature elective
ENGL____   English literature elective