The minor in writing offers writing experience to students with majors outside the English program and to English majors. Students combine the minor with a wide range of other disciplines, including environmental studies, biomedical humanities, psychology, communication, history, and biology. This degree requires a firm commitment on the part of the student and approval by the writing faculty. There are two deadlines a year for submitting applications to pursue the minor in writing (November 1 and March 1). Students must apply by the end of their junior year. Students cannot count more than two courses toward the minor that are also being counted toward a major.
- At least 17 credit hours in at least five courses are required.
- No more than two (2) courses can also count for the student’s major. Students majoring in English cannot count courses in the writing minor toward the English major.
- No more than three (3) may be selected from the 20000-level sequence.
- Students must take WRIT 22100 BASICS OF CREATIVE WRITING:CM.
- One of the five courses can be a 3 or 4 credit hour internship, with approval of the Writing Minor Committee.
An electronic application form should be requested from Mary Quade and then submitted to her electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials should be submitted as one file, including both of the writing samples.
|WRIT 20500||STYLE/GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS:CM||3|
|WRIT 21400||WRITING ABOUT NATURE:CM||3|
|WRIT 21500||WRITING ABOUT:CM (topics vary)||3|
|WRIT 22100||BASICS OF CREATIVE WRITING:CM||3|
|WRIT 24000||SURVEY OF JOURNALISM||4|
|WRIT 24600||SPORTS JOURNALISM||4|
|WRIT 28000||SEM: (Special Topics)||1-4|
|WRIT 28100||INDEPENDENT STUDY||1-4|
|WRIT 30400||CRAFT & TECH: POETRY:CM||4|
|WRIT 30500||CRAFT&TECH:CREATIVE NONFIC:CM||4|
|WRIT 30600||CRAFT & TECH: FICTION:CM||4|
|WRIT 30900||CRAFT & TECH: SCREENWRITING:CM||4|
|WRIT 31100||WRITING FOR BUSINESS||4|
|WRIT 31200||TECHNICAL WRITING||4|
|WRIT 31300||TEACHING/SUPERVISING WRIT:CM||4|
|WRIT 32000||PROFESSIONAL EDITING||3|
|WRIT 32100||LITERARY JOURNALISM:CM||4|
|WRIT 33300||RHETORICAL CRITICISM:IM||4|
|WRIT 40400||ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN POETRY||4|
|WRIT 40500||ADVANCED CREATIVE NONFICTION||4|
|WRIT 40600||ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN FICTION||4|
Minors also will be expected to give a public reading of work produced in their writing courses the spring of their senior year. Mary Quade, Paul Gaffney, Willard Greenwood, and Jeff Swenson serve on the Writing Minor Committee.