Jun 14, 2024  
2017-18 College of Liberal Arts 
2017-18 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing, Creative Writing Concentration Minor

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Meet the Faculty

The Department of English curriculum offers a flexible and challenging set of opportunities that allows all students to experience a wide range of approaches to literature, film, and writing. The goal of the curriculum is to provide a developmental path emphasizing skills that will serve majors beyond graduation. The diversity in our course offerings provides each student the opportunity to create an individualized program that reflects her/his interests and passions.

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.

Minor Requirements

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. Among the practicing writers teaching the courses of this minor are two writers-in-residence whose published works are nationally acclaimed.

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.

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