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2020-21 College of Liberal Arts 
2020-21 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing, Creative Writing Concentration Minor

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Meet the Faculty

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.

The concentration in creative writing complements Rollins’ mission of liberal education by providing a sequence of courses emphasizing the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. For English majors and other appreciators of literature, the concentration provides a bridge between students’ study of the literary canon and their understanding of the creative process that produced it. For students in any major, the literary genre-based courses of this curriculum examine the art and craft of producing good writing and, in addition, provide close study of the work of successful contemporary authors. The creative writing concentration makes use of the workshop method, giving students extensive practice in producing and critiquing texts.

Minor Requirements

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.

Policies for the Minor

ENGW 140, 225, or 280 (formerly ENG 300) may not be used as an elective in the writing minor. Students in both the English Major and the Writing Minor may count only one course toward both programs. 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).

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