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Creative Writing Minor

Effective Winter 2019

Exclusions:

Not open to students with a major in English, a major in Creative Writing in the Residential College, a minor in English, or a minor in Writing through the Sweetland Center for Writing.

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English department advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the major, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.

Peer Advising Program

The English Undergraduate Office offers Peer Advising hours where students can come in and ask questions about the various programs and declare their major while getting a student’s perspective on what it’s like to be an English major. Check on the website or in the main office for their advising hours.

Grade Policies

All courses taken in the English creative writing minor must be C- or better.

The English creative writing minor GPA will be calculated using all English courses taken toward the minor (including the pre-requisite course, 298).

Prerequisites

ENGLISH 223.

Students may declare a creative writing minor in consultation with an English Creative Writing Advisor.  Appointments are scheduled at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/appts.asp.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

15 credits, including:

  • An intermediate and advanced course in Creative Writing in one area of focus (total 6 credits): ENGLISH 323/423, prose fiction; ENGLISH 324/424, poetry; or ENGLISH 325/425, creative nonfiction)

Note: English 423, 424, or 425 will also satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

  • Three English literature courses (9 credits) at the 200-level or above.
    • At least one of these courses (3 credits) must be at the 300-level or above.
    • One Creative Writing course at the 300 or 400-level in a genre other than the student's primary focus may be used toward this requirement.
    • Eligible 200-level courses for this requirement are:

      • ENGLISH 201: Readings in U.S. Literatures: "American" and Other Fictions
      • ENGLISH 203: Intro to Rhetoric
      • ENGLISH 215: Great Women Writers
      • ENGLISH 216: Intro to Disability Studies
      • ENGLISH 221: Literature Outside the Classroom
      • ENGLISH 230: Intro to Short Story and Novel
      • ENGLISH 232: Intro to Visual Cultures
      • ENGLISH 235: Intro to Autobiography
      • ENGLISH 240: Poetry for Non-majors
      • ENGLISH 242: Interdisciplinary Studies in English
      • ENGLISH 244: Introduction to Literary Journalism
      • ENGLISH 245: Intro to Drama and Theatre
      • ENGLISH 250: Intro to Language Studies
      • ENGLISH 258: Bible as Literature
      • ENGLISH 260: Intro to British Literature
      • ENGLISH 267: Shakespeare and his World
      • ENGLISH 270: Intro to American Lit
      • ENGLISH 274: Intro to Afro-American Lit
      • ENGLISH 275: Intro World Lit in English
      • ENGLISH 280: Intro to Digital Cultures
      • ENGLISH 282: Native American Literature
      • ENGLISH 285: Intro to 20th C Lit
      • ENGLISH 290: Topics in Lang & Lit
      • ENGLISH 292: Themes in Lang & Lit (mini-course)
      • ENGLISH 293: Great Works of Lit (mini-course)

Residency

One course from transfer credit or study abroad may be used toward elective English creative writing minor credits.

Creative Writing (Minor) (Winter 2018 - Fall 2018)

Effective Winter 2018

Exclusions:

Not open to students with a major in English, a major in Creative Writing in the Residential College, a minor in English, or a minor in Writing through the Sweetland Center for Writing.

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English department advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the major, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.

Peer Advising Program

The English Undergraduate Office offers Peer Advising hours where students can come in and ask questions about the various programs and declare their major while getting a student’s perspective on what it’s like to be an English major. Check on the website or in the main office for their advising hours.

Grade Policies

All courses taken in the English creative writing minor must be C- or better.

The English creative writing minor GPA will be calculated using all English courses taken toward the minor (including the pre-requisite course, 298).

Prerequisites

ENGLISH 223.

Students may declare a creative writing minor in consultation with an English Creative Writing Advisor.  Appointments are scheduled at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/appts.asp.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

15 credit hours of additional courses, to be chosen from the following categories, as described below.

One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the intermediate level (ENGLISH 324, poetry, or ENGLISH 323, prose fiction).

One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the advanced level (ENGLISH 424, advanced poetry, or ENGLISH 423, advanced fiction). Either ENGLISH 423 or 424 would satisfy the academic minor's Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Nine other credits:

  1. English literature courses at the 300/400 level.
  2. No more than three credits can be from another 3/400 level workshop in a genre other than the student's primary focus.
  3. Two elective courses (6 credits) may be at the 200-level. Eligible courses are:
  • ENGLISH 201: Readings in U.S. Literatures: "American" and Other Fictions
  • ENGLISH 203: Intro to Rhetoric 
  • ENGLISH 215: Great Women Writers 
  • ENGLISH 216: Intro to Disability Studies 
  • ENGLISH 221: Literature Outside the Classroom 
  • ENGLISH 230: Intro to Short Story and Novel
  • ENGLISH 232: Intro to Visual Cultures 
  • ENGLISH 235: Intro to Autobiography 
  • ENGLISH 240: Poetry for Non-majors 
  • ENGLISH 242: Interdisciplinary Studies in English 
  • ENGLISH 245: Intro to Drama and Theatre 
  • ENGLISH 250: Intro to Language Studies 
  • ENGLISH 258: Bible as Literature 
  • ENGLISH 260: Intro to British Literature 
  • ENGLISH 267: Shakespeare and his World 
  • ENGLISH 270: Intro to American Lit 
  • ENGLISH 274: Intro to Afro-American Lit 
  • ENGLISH 275: Intro World Lit in English 
  • ENGLISH 280: Intro to Digital Cultures 
  • ENGLISH 282: Native American Literature 
  • ENGLISH 285: Intro to 20th C Lit 
  • ENGLISH 290: Topics in Lang & Lit 
  • ENGLISH 292: Themes in Lang & Lit (mini-course) 
  • ENGLISH 293: Great Works of Lit (mini-course)

 

 

Residency

One course from transfer credit or study abroad may be used toward elective English creative writing minor credits.

Creative Writing (Minor) (Fall 2017)

Effective Fall 2017

Exclusions:

Not open to students with a major in English, a major in Creative Writing in the Residential College, a minor in English, or a minor in Writing through the Sweetland Center for Writing.

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English department advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the major, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.

Peer Advising Program

The English Undergraduate Office offers Peer Advising hours where students can come in and ask questions about the various programs and declare their major while getting a student’s perspective on what it’s like to be an English major. Check on the website or in the main office for their advising hours.

Prerequisites

ENGLISH 223.

Students may declare a creative writing minor in consultation with an English Creative Writing Advisor.  Appointments are scheduled at http://lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising.html.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

15 credit hours of additional courses, to be chosen from the following categories, as described below.

  1. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the intermediate level (ENGLISH 324, poetry or ENGLISH 323, prose fiction).
  2. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the advanced level (ENGLISH 424, advanced poetry, or ENGLISH 423, advanced fiction). Either ENGLISH 423 or 424 would satisfy the academic minor's Upper-Level Writing Requirement.
  3. Nine other credits in either craft or literary history courses at the 300- or 400-level. Upon consultation with an advisor, a student, if interested in writing both poetry and prose, may fulfill three of these credits in a 300-level Creative Writing course in the genre other than the one s/he is concentrating in.

Creative Writing (Minor) (Winter 2017 - Summer 2017)

Effective Winter 2017

Exclusions:

Not open to students with a major in English or Creative Writing in the Residential College, nor to those electing a minor in Writing through the Sweetland Center for Writing.

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English department advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the major, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.

Peer Advising Program

The English Undergraduate Office offers Peer Advising hours where students can come in and ask questions about the various programs and declare their major while getting a student’s perspective on what it’s like to be an English major. Check on the website or in the main office for their advising hours.

Prerequisites

ENGLISH 223.

Students may declare a creative writing minor in consultation with an English Creative Writing Advisor.  Appointments are scheduled at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/appts.asp.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  1. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the intermediate level (ENGLISH 324, poetry or ENGLISH 323, prose fiction).
  2. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the advanced level (ENGLISH 424, advanced poetry, or ENGLISH 423, advanced fiction). Either ENGLISH 423 or 424 would satisfy the academic minor's Upper-Level Writing Requirement.
  3. Nine other credits in either craft or literary history courses at the 300- or 400-level. Upon consultation with an advisor, a student, if interested in writing both poetry and prose, may fulfill three of these credits in a 300-level Creative Writing course in the genre other than the one s/he is concentrating in.

Creative Writing Minor (Fall 2011 - Fall 2016)

Effective Fall 2011

Not open to students with a concentration in English or Creative Writing in the Residential College, nor to those electing an academic minor in Writing through the Sweetland Center for Writing

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Creative Writing must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with an English Department undergraduate concentration advisor.

Being able to work creatively with ideas through words is elemental to a humanistic education, and can complement information-based learning in productive and exciting ways. An academic minor in Creative Writing allows students with a strong interest in the writing of either poetry or prose fiction to develop and explore their craft through both workshop-formatted courses as well as through courses in literary history.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

ENGLISH 223. Students must submit a portfolio of writing after completion of 223 for admittance into the academic minor. Once accepted into the minor, students will pursue either a poetry or prose fiction track at the 300- and 400-levels.

Applications for admission into the Creative Writing Minor are due on April 1 (Fall Term) and December 1 (Winter Term).  Please fill out the application and attach a representative sample of your writing and submit to the Undergraduate Studies Office in 3187 Angell Hall.

Academic Minor Program

15 credit hours of additional courses, to be chosen from the following categories, as described below.

  1. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the intermediate level (ENGLISH 324, poetry or ENGLISH 323, prose fiction).
  2. One course in Creative Writing in poetry or prose fiction at the advanced level (ENGLISH 424, advanced poetry, or ENGLISH 423, advanced fiction). Either ENGLISH 423 or 424 would satisfy the academic minor's Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Nine other credits in either craft or literary history courses at the 300- or 400-level. Upon consultation with an advisor, a student, if interested in writing both poetry and prose, may fulfill three of these credits in a 300-level Creative Writing course in the genre other than the one s/he is concentrating in.