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Department of English

Minor in Creative Writing

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements CRWRTMIN


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (above the 100 level), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Writing. 12 credit hours:
    • ENG-L 260 Introduction to Advanced Study of Literature
    • ENG-W 203 Creative Writing
    • ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction
    • ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry
    • ENG-W 311 Writing Creative Nonfiction
    • ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing
    • ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing
    • ENG-W 413 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
  2. The Craft of Fiction or Poetry. One (1) course:
    • ENG-W 381 The Craft of Fiction
    • ENG-W 383 The Craft of Poetry
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.