Creative Writing Program

Undergraduate Minor Requirements

The 21-hour Minor in Creative Writing offers students maximum flexibility to pursue the kinds of writing that will best serve their artistic interests and professional goals. Along with a multi-genre Introductory Course (which counts toward the General Education requirements as Fine Arts credit), the program offers courses in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as many special topics courses from which to choose. These range from applied skills classes such as audio and digital storytelling, editing, web design, and small press publishing, to just about every form imaginable: investigative essays, TV and film, novel writing, graphic novel, experimental forms, video game writing, and many more.

 

The Minor in Creative Writing (21 hours)

EN 200 The Living Writer: Introduction to Creative Writing (FA)
Introduction to the craft of imaginative writing, the landscape of contemporary literature, and the writer as artist. Students will engage UA’s literary arts culture and regularly attend readings and author events.
prerequisite: EN 101 or EN 120
prerequisite with concurrency: EN 102 or EN 103 or EN 104 or EN 121

 

Upper Division Creative Writing Electives (18 hours) (6 hours must be at 400-level)

EN 301 Fiction Writing
Study of basic principles of writing fiction. Reading and assigned writing experiments in a broad range of forms.
prerequisite: 6 Hrs of EN 200-level courses

EN 303 Poetry Writing
Study of basic principles of writing poetry. Reading and assigned writing experiments in a broad range of poetic forms.
prerequisite: 6 Hrs of EN 200-level courses

EN 305 Creative Nonfiction Writing
Study of the basic principles of writing creative nonfiction. Reading and assigned writing experiments in a broad range of forms of the genre.
prerequisite: 6 Hrs of EN 200-level courses

EN 307 Applied Creative Writing (or EN 313 or EN 317)
Study of various practical applications for creative-writing-related skills and techniques, including arts programming, teaching, and literary publishing.
prerequisite: 6 Hrs of EN 200-level courses

EN 308 Forms of Creative Writing
Special topics in Creative Writing. Focus may be on poetry, fiction, nonfiction or a combination. Students produce imaginative writing and read related texts.
prerequisite: EN 301 or 303 or 305; m
ay be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

EN 408 Advanced Creative Writing
Special topics in Creative Writing. Focus may be on poetry, fiction, nonfiction or a combination. Students produce imaginative writing and read related texts.
prerequisite: 6 hrs of 300-level CW courses; may be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours.