The Creative Writing Minor

The minor in creative writing is designed for students interested in producing original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or screenwriting. It is also useful for those contemplating careers in the teaching of writing.

A minor in Creative Writing (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the baccalaureate degree in the student’s home school. 
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above. One course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.

Choose 15 credit hours from the following:

ENG-W 206 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 207 Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 208 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 280 Literary Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 302 Screenwriting (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 305 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3 cr.)
ENG-W 401 Writing Fiction (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 407 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 408 Creative Writing for Teachers (3 cr.)
ENG-W 411 Directed Writing (1-3 cr.)
    - W 411 may be repeated once for credit

To officially declare the minor, visit this page.

For a PDF of the Minor in Creative Writing Checksheet, click here

Director of Creative Writing: 
Professor Mitchell Douglas
Telephone: (317) 278-0421
Office: Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 502N