Creative Writing Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Form & Technique - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Study of the technical underpinnings of fiction and nonfiction genres. This course or ENG 341 is a prerequisite for any 300-level creative writing workshop.

Prerequisites: ENG 242W

Study of the technical underpinnings of poetry. This course or ENG 340 is a prerequisite for any 300-level creative writing workshop.

Prerequisites: ENG 242W

Writing Workshops - Choose 8 Credit(s). (To count in this category, ENG 449 must be offered as a workshop.)

Introduction to writing personal essays and literary journalism. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

Introduction to writing short stories. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

Introduction to writing poems. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

Advanced workshop in writing personal essays and literary journalism. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 340 or ENG 342

An advanced course in writing short stories and novels. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 340 or ENG 343

An advanced course in writing poems. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 341 or ENG 344

Introduction to writing for the screen. May be repeated with new content. This course serves as a practicum course for the BA and BFA majors in Creative Writing and will serve as a pre-requisite for ENG 447 Creative Writing Capstone.

Prerequisites: Writing course or consent: Choose from either FILM 114, ENG 342, ENG 343, or ENG 344.

Topics in Creative Writing Form and Technique is a variable-title course that explores special topics relating to the technical mastery of one or more creative genres, or the technical achievement of one or more practitioners. May be repeated with different topics. WHEN OFFERED AS A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, this course serves as a practicum course for the BA and BFA majors in Creative Writing and will serve as a pre-requisite for ENG 447 Creative Writing Capstone.

Prerequisites: none

Elective

Other Creative Writing and Literature Courses - Choose 8 Credit(s). Courses may not be double-counted in different categories. Courses must be at the 300/400 level.

Topic-oriented course in literature. May be repeated with change of topic.

Prerequisites: none

Specific topics in multicultural literature with detailed study of a particular period, region, or group in the United States and their contributions to a diverse literature. Topics include African American Literature, American Indian Literature, Southern Writers of Color, and others. May be repeated as topics change.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Representative works from British literature encompassing Beowulf through the Eighteenth Century. Prereq: ENG 275

Prerequisites: ENG 275W 

Representative works from British Literature, the Romantic Period to the present. Prereq: ENG 275

Prerequisites: ENG 275W 

Introduction to authors, genres, illustrations, and works of literature published for elementary age children. Current and classic works.

Prerequisites: none

A survey of American Literature from its beginnings to the end of the Civil War. Prereq: ENG 275

Prerequisites: ENG 275W 

A survey of American Literature from the end of the Civil War to the present. Prereq: ENG 275

Prerequisites: ENG 275W

Study of the technical underpinnings of fiction and nonfiction genres. This course or ENG 341 is a prerequisite for any 300-level creative writing workshop.

Prerequisites: ENG 242W

Study of the technical underpinnings of poetry. This course or ENG 340 is a prerequisite for any 300-level creative writing workshop.

Prerequisites: ENG 242W

Introduction to writing personal essays and literary journalism. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

Introduction to writing short stories. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

Introduction to writing poems. ENG 344 and one course from either ENG 342 or 343 are prerequisites for a 400-level practicum course.

Prerequisites: Select one course: ENG 340 or ENG 341.

The English language considered structurally (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and sociolinguistically (geographical and social dialects, gender issues, acquisition of first and second language, standard and nonstandard forms).

Prerequisites: none

Selected topics course on literature about gender and gendered experiences

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Studies in selected authors. Specific authors change. May be repeated with content changes.

Prerequisites: none

A study of Shakespeare's comedies and histories. This course will run for a half-semester.

Prerequisites: none

A study of Shakespeare's tragedies. This course will run for a half-semester.

Prerequisites: none

Study of literature from the 21st century, with an emphasis on how these works reflect contemporary concerns.

Prerequisites: ENG 275W

Topics have included genres such as fantasy or historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Selected periods of literary study.

Prerequisites: none

Content changes. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Topics on themes, issues, and developments in genres of the literatures of the world. Content changes. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

A study of selected novels from a variety of time periods and cultures, including Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Prerequisites: none

This writing-intensive course surveys the earliest Native American literary works, from oral tradition and songs to contemporary works and authors, with a particular emphasis on tribal and cultural contexts that identify these works as Native American.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

This course surveys the origins and development of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature, from oral narratives, early poetry, and narrative fiction and memoirs, through the Chicano Movement and the emergence of Chicana/o literature and drama. The course also examines contemporary Chicana/o and Latina/o narrative fiction, including issues related to im/migration, the urban experience, Chicana/o and Latina/o subjectivity, and the reappropriation and reinterpretation of myths, legends, and cultural figures in transnational context.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

This writing-intensive course surveys the earliest African American literary works, including slave narratives, poetry, folklore, and oration, through 20th century movements such as the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, and Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, to contemporary works and authors.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Theories of literature and its production and use. Prereq: 6 semester credits in literature.

Prerequisites: 6 semester credits in literature 

Advanced workshop in writing personal essays and literary journalism. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 340 or ENG 342

An advanced course in writing short stories and novels. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 340 or ENG 343

An advanced course in writing poems. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ENG 341 or ENG 344

Introduction to writing for the screen. May be repeated with new content. This course serves as a practicum course for the BA and BFA majors in Creative Writing and will serve as a pre-requisite for ENG 447 Creative Writing Capstone.

Prerequisites: Writing course or consent: Choose from either FILM 114, ENG 342, ENG 343, or ENG 344.

This course approaches works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from the past 30 years with a special focus on the craft issues that are central components of each work's success. English 448 is a required course for BA and BFA majors in creative writing.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Topics in Creative Writing Form and Technique is a variable-title course that explores special topics relating to the technical mastery of one or more creative genres, or the technical achievement of one or more practitioners. May be repeated with different topics. WHEN OFFERED AS A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, this course serves as a practicum course for the BA and BFA majors in Creative Writing and will serve as a pre-requisite for ENG 447 Creative Writing Capstone.

Prerequisites: none

Selected works of literature for students in grades 5-12 from a variety of countries and cultures.

Prerequisites: none

A survey of literature for students in grades 5-12, fiction, and non-fiction, and methods of teaching this literature.

Prerequisites: none

The development of English from its origins as a dialect of Proto-Indo-European to its current form, with consideration of its social history as well as its formal development.

Prerequisites: none

Various topic-oriented courses in literature.

Prerequisites: none

Specialized, in-depth study of topics such as Holocaust literature, environmental literature, or regional literature. May be repeated with change in topic. WHEN OFFERED AS A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, this course serves as a practicum course for the BA and BFA majors in Creative Writing and will serve as a pre-requisite for ENG 447 Creative Writing Capstone.

Prerequisites: none