Department of English and Philosophy


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Creative Writing Minor

A Creative Writing minor can add exciting balance to a major in the sciences. A literary English major might like to experience literature from the other side writing it as opposed to critiquing it. Many important novelists hold full-time jobs in other fields; an economics major can also be a great poet.

A minor in Creative Writing can be an important beginning to your future as a great poet or novelist; ready you to write film, book, or game reviews; or kick start a creative writing portfolio for application to MFA programs.

The minor is a total of 21 credits.

These courses are required:

  • ENGL 2206 – Creative Writing Workshop (3)
  • ENGL 2211 – Introduction to Literary Analysis (3)
  • ENGL 3306 – Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop (3)
  • ENGL 4406 – Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (3)
  • ENGL 4494 – Senior Seminar in Creative Writing (3)

Select ONE of the follwoing: (3)

  • ENGL 2257 – Survey of World Literature I Beginnings through 16th Century
  • ENGL 2258 – Survey of World Literature II 17th Century to Present
  • ENGL 2267 – Survey of British Literature I Beginnings through 18th Century
  • ENGL 2268 – Survey of British Literature II 19th Century to Present
  • ENGL 2277 – Survey of American Literature I Beginnings to 1860
  • ENGL 2278 – Survey of American Literature II 1860 to Present

Select an upper-division elective: (3)

Contact us:

Dr. Thomas Klein
Director of English Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Susan Goslee
Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing
Bethany Schultz Hurst
Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing
Amanda Christensen
English & Philosophy Administrative Assistant



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