Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Creative Writing Minor

Students in the creative writing minor study and write poetry, fiction, drama, and/or nonfiction in workshops and studiosOur unique program is structured around choice; students work with faculty advisors to develop distinct pathways to graduation, taking specific writing and educational goals into account. Workshop is at the heart of the program. Creative Writing brings together individualized attention from professors and peer collaboration within our strong community. Students also may participate in the publication of The MSU Roadrunner Review, one of the few biannual undergraduate creative writing journals in the country. Required courses in the broader English department expose students to a variety of representative texts and approaches to critical reading. Coursework built around imaginative and purposeful thinking, writing, and reading leads students to deeper examinations of their lives and communities. Our program includes instruction on the marketing of finished manuscripts; students and alumni have an excellent publication record. Student accomplishments range from small press publications to recognition as a National Book Award finalist. Alumni have gone on to study in MFA programs, and many use their transferable skills in fields such as the arts, business, medicine, and law. To receive credit for any ENG prefix courses, the student must receive a grade of “C-“ or better.

Entry Course (3 credits)

English Electives (6 credits)

Choose a course in 2 of the 4 categories (please pay attention to prerequisites):

  • Film and Media Studies (ENG 2800-2899, 3700-3799, 4630, 4670)
  • Linguistics (LING 2010, 2011, 3010-3099)
  • Literature (ENG 2100-2499, 3100-3499, 4100-4499)
  • Professional Writing and Rhetoric (ENG 2505-2519, 3525-3540)

Studios (6 credits)

Choose 2 courses:

Total Credits = 21