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The Department of English offers an 18-credit minor in writing that is an ideal complement to any major. It is structured to enable students to tailor the minor to suit their own interests, emphasizing creative writing, expository writing, business and technical writing, or a combination of styles.  Literature majors may pursue the creative writing minor. In that case, one writing class will count for both the advanced writing elective in the major and for the writing minor. 


Course Requirements

Prerequisites: ENGL 1201 and 1202.
Select any six of the following courses:
ENGL 2511 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 2512 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 2513 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 2514 Writing Workshop: Research and Analysis
ENGL 2515 Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 2516 Business Writing
ENGL 2519 Writing Across the Disciplines
ENGL 3511 Advanced Composition
ENGL 3514 Scientific and Technical Writing
ENGL 3515 Composition Theory and Practice
ENGL 3520 Advanced Business Writing (prerequisite ENGL 2516)
ENGL 3620 History of the English Language
ENGL 3621 Advanced Fiction Writing
ENGL 3622 Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 3623 (CORE 3377) Spiritual Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 3624 (CORE 3378) Spiritual Writing Workshop: Research and Analysis
ENGL 4414-15 Special topics in Writing I-II
ENGL 4420 (CORE 3379) Travel Writing (Study Abroad) 

Total: 18 credits

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Angela Weisl
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James Rushing Daniel
Assistant Professor of English and Director of Basic Writing and Assessment
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Jonathan Farina
Professor of English; Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
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