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Writing Minor

(New Requirements Effective in Fall 2016)

Eastern’s minor in writing allows students to explore writing – from the imaginative to the persuasive, from fiction to political blogs, from graphic novels to digital hypertexts – as both writers and critics. Given the importance of clear written and multimodal communication in nearly every profession, the writing minor is an ideal complement to any major. The variety of courses in which writing is the subject of study enables students to develop their particular interests and goals, whether in creative writing, rhetoric, business writing, editing and publishing, or any combination of these.

The Writing Minor consists of 18 credits. (See “Course Options” 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.

Only three credits of Internship credit (in ENG 491, 492, 493, or 495) may be counted toward the Writing Minor.

Courses to be counted must receive a grade of C or higher.

Approval of a course of study for the Writing Minor program by the English Department chairperson is required.

Course Options:

At Least 18 Credits from the following:

  • ENG 200 Reading and Writing Argument
  • ENG 203 Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism
  • ENG 204 Introduction to Writing Studies
  • ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 206 Multimodal Writing Workshop
  • ENG 207 Forms in Creative Writing
  • ENG 209 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • ENG 220 Introduction to Literacy Studies in Composition
  • ENG 230 Reading and Writing Electronic Literature
  • ENG 237 Encoding Electronic Texts
  • ENG 238 Literary Magazine Editing
  • ENG 241 Critical and Creative Thinking
  • ENG 271 Classical Rhetoric, Modern Contexts
  • ENG 300 Business and Technical Writing
  • ENG 301 Writing Fiction
  • ENG 302 Writing Poetry
  • ENG 305 Composing Multimodal Narrative
  • ENG 306 Digital Rhetorics and Literacies
  • ENG 308 Playwriting
  • ENG 353 Storytelling
  • ENG 362 Writing for Digital Environments
  • ENG 363 Copyright in the Digital Age
  • ENG 369 Cultural Studies and Creative Writing
  • ENG 370 Composition Theory & Pedagogy
  • ENG 371 Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad
  • ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 374 Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film
  • ENG 376 Advanced Forms, Theory, and Practice in Creative Writing
  • ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 381 Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 382 Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 383 Literary Publishing
  • ENG 393 Latinx & Chicanx Rhetorics
  • ENG 480 Independent Study in Creative Writing or Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 481 LAW Independent Study in Writing for Publication
  • ENG 491 Tutor in the Writing Center
  • ENG 492 Tutor in College Writing
  • ENG 493 Teaching Assistantship in Writing
  • ENG 495 Internship in Writing and Editing

*Writing Minor (Writing Requirements prior to Fall 2016)