Creative Writing Minor

Requirements for the Minor in Creative Writing

The Minor in Creative Writing requires a minimum of 21 credit hours of courses.

Four (4) core courses as follows (12 credit hours):

ENGL 260Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 361Intermediate Fiction Writing

3

or

ENGL 362Intermediate Poetry Writing

3

ENGL 365Form and Theory of Writing

3

ENGL 460Advanced Poetry Writing

3

or

ENGL 461Advanced Fiction Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Three (3) elective courses chosen from the following (9 credit hours):

ENGL 261Literary Publishing

3

ENGL 271Rhetoric for Writers

3

ENGL 361Intermediate Fiction Writing

3

ENGL 362Intermediate Poetry Writing

3

ENGL 363Intermediate Creative Nonfiction

3

ENGL 366Opinion in Journalism

3

ENGL 369Argumentative Writing

3

ENGL 374Writing and Social Change

3

ENGL 375Writing for the Professions

3

ENGL 378Advanced Writing I: The Essay

3

ENGL 379Writing in a Digital World

3

ENGL 299/399Special Topics

3

ENGL 455Writing Tutors

3

ENGL 460Advanced Poetry Writing

3

ENGL 461Advanced Fiction Writing

3

ENGL 465English Internships

1-12

ENGL 490Independent Study

1-6

Total Credit Hours:9

NOTE:

  • Courses in the minor may be taken only once for credit, except for ENGL 299 or ENGL 399.
  • Students may count ENGL 299 or ENGL 399 for credit in the minor only when the special topic focuses on writing.
  • ENGL 399, ENGL 465, and ENGL 490 are variable credit hour courses. No more than 3 credit hours in internships and/or independent studies may be counted toward the minor.

Additional Requirements

  • All students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for completion of the minor.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours counted toward the minor must be taken at Fredonia.
  • Students may count 6 credit hours of courses for both an English major and the creative writing minor.
  • Students should seek prior permission from the Chairperson to include courses from other departments as electives in the minor. No more than 6 credit hours will be accepted.
  • Please note that intermediate and advanced courses in poetry and fiction writing are typically offered once a year; students are advised to plan carefully to ensure they can complete the necessary coursework in a timely fashion.

Total Credit Hours: 21