Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING

 

Recognizing that all good writing is an act of imagination, ordering, and synthesis that transcends subject-matter boundaries, the Creative Writing minor is designed for students with academic concentrations outside the field of English who desire to develop their present writing skills beyond those specifically geared to their chosen disciplines, and to do this under the supervision of professional writers. Students minoring in Creative Writing must complete 24 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. At least 15 units must be earned at the 300-400 level. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's minor adviser in the Department of English. Students are encouraged to complete ENGL 102 as soon as possible.

 

Core Requirements (12-15 units)

 

Select at least four courses in creative writing from the following:

ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

ENGL 311 Writing Poetry (3)

ENGL 312 Writing Fiction (3)

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3)

(recommended for students who do not fulfill the GenEd I.D requirement with a course in their major) ENGL 411 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)

ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)

ENGL 417 Topics in Writing (3)

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to creative writing)

ENGL 490 Independent Study (3)

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to creative writing)

 

Formal Study of a Genre (3 units)

 

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 261 Tradition and Form in Western Poetry (3)

ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3)

ENGL 265 Tradition and Form in Western Drama (3)

 

Literature Courses (6-9 units)

Select at least two courses in literature. One of these courses must be at the300-400 level.

 

MINOR IN ENGLISH

 

Students must complete 24 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course, including ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education, 6 units of 200-level courses, 6 units of upper- or lowerlevel courses, and 9 units of upper-level courses. No specific courses or blocks of courses are stipulated for the minor.

 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES

 

Course prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions. The department strictly enforces prerequisites.


 

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