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In the Department of English.
Director, Professor Debra Spark
Requirements for the Minor in Creative Writing
The minor consists of seven courses total: four writing workshops and three courses in literature.
The four writing workshops should include a sequence of two workshops in fiction (English 278 and 378), poetry (English 279 and 379), or (when available) creative nonfiction (English 380 and 382); two additional creative writing courses at the 200 level or above. Students may count Beginning Playwriting (Theater and Dance 141) as one of their creative writing courses.
The three literature courses should include classes with the “L” designation at the 300 or 400 level, preferably taken in the English Department. Minors are heartily encouraged, but not required, to study modern or contemporary literature in their home genre. Thus a student of prose might enroll in Modern American Fiction (English 345) or The American Short Story (353); students of poetry should consider enrolling in Modern American Poetry (English 347) or Contemporary American Poetry (351).