Creative Writing - Minor
Department of English
113 Satterfield Hall
The Creative Writing minor encourages the development of creative work in a variety of literary modes and genres. Students gain practice in editing, peer critique, and revision within small workshop classes and seminars.
Fully Offered At:
- Ashtabula Campus
- East Liverpool Campus
- Geauga Campus
- Kent Campus
- Salem Campus
- Stark Campus
- Trumbull Campus
- Tuscarawas Campus
- Twinsburg Academic Center
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
|ENG 20021||INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING||3|
|ENG 30067||FICTION WRITING I 1||3|
|or ENG 30069||POETRY WRITING I|
|Writing Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|FICTION WRITING I|
|FICTION WRITING II|
|POETRY WRITING I|
|POETRY WRITING II|
|EDITING AND PUBLISHING I|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING|
|TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)|
|ADVERTISING WRITING AND STORYTELLING|
|CREATIVE WRITING IN THE BLACK WORLD|
|Cognate Electives, choose from the following: 2||6|
|MAJOR MODERN WRITERS: BRITISH AND UNITED STATES (KHUM)|
|GRAMMAR FOR EDITING|
|LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS|
|WRITING INTERNSHIP (ELR) 3|
|MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)|
|PHILOSOPHY OF ART AND BEAUTY (ELR)|
|PHILOSOPHY AND ART: 1890 - PRESENT|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
Students may apply to the chair of the English Department for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirements. In addition, students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art, art history, music and theater be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements. Students in the College of Communication and Information may request that specific courses in communication studies and journalism and mass communication be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.
Though offered for variable credit, students pursuing the minor should take 3 credit hours of ENG 42092.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Students who wish to complete a longer project or prepare a portfolio for graduate school or for a job application, may request to be enrolled in ENG 40099 for two additional credit hours of individualized work.
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).