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Iu creative writing minor

Iu creative writing minor

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Minor in Creative Writing
Kelcey Ervick, Ph.D. | Coordinator
Wiekamp Hall 3167 | (574) 520-4503
About the Minor in Creative Writing

Explore your creative side! The Creative Writing Minor is an excellent complement to any major. Students write original stories, poems, and personal essays; read and analyze important works of literature; and develop practical skills in editing and publishing.

  • ENG-W 130 and ENG-W 131 do not count toward the minor.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.
Requirements (15 cr.)
  • ENG-W 206 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation

Select one from the following upper-division creative writing courses:

  • ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 302 Screenwriting (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 311 Creative Nonfiction (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing (may be taken twice for credit)

Select one from the following creative writing electives:

  • ENG-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • ENG-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • ENG-W 280 Literary Editing and Publishing
  • ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 302 Screenwriting
  • ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 311 Creative Nonfiction (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing (may be taken twice for credit)
  • ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing (may be taken twice for credit)

Select any 300–level literature course (ENG-E 3xx or ENG-L 3xx)

Special Requirements for English Majors

English majors may minor in creative writing only if they choose the literature concentration in the major.

IUPUI Campus Bulletin 2017-2018

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.

Electives:
Choose 15 credit hours from the following:

ENG W206 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W207 Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W208 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W280 Literary Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)
ENG W301 Writing Fiction (3 cr.)
ENG W302 Screenwriting (3 cr.)
ENG W303 Writing Poetry (3 cr.)
ENG W305 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3 cr.)
ENG W401 Writing Fiction (3 cr.)
ENG W403 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W407 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W408 Creative Writing for Teachers (3 cr.)
ENG W411 Directed Writing (1-3 cr.) may be repeated once for credit

To officially declare the minor, complete an English minor form available in CA401 or here. Return form to the to CA401.