Students seeking personal enrichment through writing, as well as those seeking skill and versatility in professional arenas, are well served through the minor in writing. In addition to an emphasis on expressive and creative writing, the selection of courses for the writing minor offers training and practice in writing skills and discourse forms found in public, professional, and academic contexts. Students minoring in writing may choose one of two concentrations: Creative Writing or Professional Writing.
Students seeking a minor in writing with a concentration in creative writing take six (6) courses: three (3) core courses and three (3) electives. In addition, students must submit a writing portfolio to the department in the semester of graduation.
Students in both the English Major and the Writing Minor may count only one course toward both programs.
• English 140, 225, or 280 (formerly ENG 300) may not be used as an elective in the Writing minor.
• Students are encouraged to design an intentional sequence within the minor: for example, taking both ENGW 261 (Writing Poetry) and ENGW 361 (Poetry Writing Workshop). Other sequences include 262-362 (Creative Nonfiction) and 263-363 (Fiction).