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Minor in Creative Writing

LLCEnglish MajorFacultyDetailed Course Descriptions / Graduate School in Creative Writing

Courses Required for the Minor1, 2 

  • SEGL 208: Introduction to Creative Writing or SEGL 308: Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing (3 credits)

Three courses chosen from the following (9 credits total):

  • SEGL 308: Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing (if not taken above)
  • SEGL 368: Life Writing and Biography
  • SEGL 369: Gender and Autobiography
  • SEGL 370: Creative Nonfiction
  • SEGL 397: Topic in Writing
  • SEGL 468: Advanced Creative Writing (may be taken twice if different topics/genres covered).
  • STHE 378: Playwriting

Two additional English classes numbered 300 or above (6 credits total).

Courses from the list above, or from the following list are recommended:

  • SEGL 319: Development of the Novel
  • SEGL 320: Development of Short Fiction
  • SEGL 329: Development of Poetry
  • SEGL 330: Development of Drama
  • SEGL 451: Introduction to Linguistics

Total Hours Required 18

1 Minimum grade of C is required for all coursework.
2 A course taken in the major cannot also be counted toward the minor.

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