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Writing Minor:

The Writing minor complements a student’s major with coursework that allows students to exercise their imaginations through disciplined work in craft of writing. The goal is for students to develop and refine their individual skills, informed by a broad aesthetic and cultural background. The sequence aims to serve the novice writer as well as the more experienced student, with options for focusing on creative writing (fiction and poetry) as well as composition and rhetoric. The minor will consist of an 18-credit sequence (see "Requirements" below).

For English majors, 9 of the 18 credits must be earned in addition to the 42 needed to fulfill the English major requirement. Thus, an English major with a Writing minor will be required to complete 51 total credits in English beyond the LAC.

Courses to be counted must receive a grade of 2.0 or higher. Approval of a course of study for the minor program by the department chairperson is required.

Requirements for the writing minor:
ENG 200 Reading and Writing Argument 3
ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Twelve (12) credits from the following:
ENG 300 Professional Writing 3
ENG 301 Writing Fiction 3
ENG 302 Writing Poetry 3
ENG 308 Playwriting 3
ENG 309 Writing for Children and Young Adults 3
ENG 353 Storytelling 3
ENG 365 Special Topics in Creative Writing 3
ENG 365 Special Topics in Rhetoric & Composition 3
ENG 370 Composition Theory & Pedagogy 3
ENG 371 Rhetorical Theory & Criticism 3
ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad 3
ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction 3
ENG 381 Advanced Fiction Workshop 3
ENG 382 Advanced Poetry Workshop 3
ENG 383 Literary Publishing 3
ENG 480 Independent Study in Creative Writing or
Rhetoric and Composition
ENG 493 Internship in College Writing 3-6
ENG 495 Internship in Writing or Editing 3-6
Total Credits 18
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