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The minor in creative writing consists of 18 credits, including the courses below. In order to complete the minor in creative writing, students must take at least 15 credits (five classes) in courses offered by the Department of English.

Course Title Hours
Select at least 15 credits from the following: 115-18
The Reading and Writing of Fiction and Poetry
Writing for Stage and/or Screen
Writing Poetry
Writing Fiction
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Advanced Dramatic Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Form and Theory of Poetry
Form and Theory of Fiction
Form and Theory of Creative Nonfiction
Topics in Writing
Three credits may be taken from these other writing and writing-related courses:0-3
Legal Writing
Persuasive Writing
Professional Writing
Professional, Scientific and Technical Writing
English Internship
Total Hours18

Note that some of these courses may be repeated (with different topics) for credit.