Creative Writing Minor

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

This minor offers students a chance to use their elective hours to strengthen their degree, satisfy a personal interest, or enhance their career opportunities. It explores intersections between creative practice and critical practice through the writing and study of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, graphic narratives and digital literature. Students transform their ideas into polished final products with the support of peers and faculty. This minor is open to all majors except English: Creative Writing.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required Course
ENG 226Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry3
Writing Courses
Select two of the following:6
Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
Intermediate Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
Select three of the following (no more than one course at the 100 level):9
Popular Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Drama
Books You Need To Read
Introduction to Shakespeare
Literature and Travel
Disability and Literature
Humanities and Technology
Writing for Media
Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Film
The Short Story
Women Writers
GLBTQ Literature
Narrative and Digital Technology
Native American Literature
Asian American Literature
Introduction to European Literature
Latino/a Literature and the Americas
Children's Literature
Colonial & Postcolonial Literature
English Literature to 1660
English Literature 1660-1900
English Literature 1901 to Present
American Literature to 1900
American Literature 1900 to the Present
Contemporary American Fiction
Reading for Creative Writing: Contemporary Literature
Medieval Literature
Sixteenth-Century English Literature
Seventeenth-Century English Literature
ENG 332
English Literature of the 18th Century
African American Writing, 1746-1877
African American Writing, 1878-1945
African American Writing, 1946-Present
British Romanticism, 1789-1837
Victorian Literature, 1837-1901
British Modernism, 1890-1945
Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present
Ethnic American Literatures
Early American Literature
Antebellum American Literature
American Realism and Naturalism
American Modernism
Contemporary American Literature
Women and Gender in Film
Interdisciplinary Special Topics
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works
English Renaissance Drama
Studies in Drama and Performance
Studies in Poetry
Studies in Prose
Studies in American Regionalism
Total Credit Hours18