Skip To Content

Academics: Majors and Programs

English Department

Writing Minor

The Writing Minor is designed for writers interested in a range of creative and critical projects. Grounded in the fundamentals of craft and form, the minor’s courses bring together media literacy, creative composing, rhetorical analysis, and professional writing. Our goal is to advance students’ skills and knowledge in ways that prepare them to engage with the diverse literacies of the 21st Century. Each student works closely with her advisor to create an individual course plan that fulfills her interests and goals.


Download Requirements (PDF)

The Minor requires five courses (20 course hours), with one prerequisite and four electives. Students may cross-register at other campuses for up to two electives. Electives taken at other campuses must be approved by the student’s advisor and the English Department Chair. 

Prerequisite Requirements
• ENG 300 The Art of Writing

Students must take more than one course classified as a prerequisite; in that case the second prerequisite course taken will count as an elective.
• ENG 302 Arts Journalism (cross-listed: MUS 288)
• ENG 311 Poetry Writing Workshop I
• ENG 329 Argumentation 
• ENG 315 Research Methods in Writing 
• ENG 305 Introduction to Creative Writing
• ENG 364 Writing About Film
• ENG 381 Journalism Workshop (requires Junior classification or instructor’s permission)
• ENG 384A Rhetorics of Advertising (requires Junior classification or instructor’s permission)
• ENG 387 Ethnographic Writing
• ENG 389 Composing Disability, Health and Wellness
• ENG 390 Writing/Editing for Digital Media
• ENG 391 Creative Nonfiction
• ENG 395 Poetry Writing Workshop II
• ENG 396 Fiction Writing Workshop I
• ENG 397 Screenwriting I (Fiction)
• ENG 398 Playwriting (cross-listed as DRA 309)
• ENG 407 Screenwriting II (Fiction)
• ENG 452 Independent Study
• ENG 453 Writing in Professional Contexts

Contact Us

English Department
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Additional Contact Info

Download Requirements (PDF)