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Creative Writing Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • Minor: Creative Writing

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Creative Writing courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Requirements:

Minor in Creative Writing (21 credits)

Required Courses

  • ENGL 240: Beginning Creative Writing
  • ENGL 406: Capstone in Creative Writing (1 credit)

Sixteen (16) credits from the following:

  • ENGL 340: Topics in Advanced Fiction
  • ENGL 341: Topics in Advanced Poetry
  • ENGL 342: Topics in Advanced Creative Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 343: Topics in Advanced Screenwriting
  • ENGL 344: Summer Screenwriting Institute
  • THDN 240: Playwriting

All of the above sixteen credits cannot be in the same genre of creative writing; students must take four credits each in at least two different genres.

NOTE: The creative writing minor can be taken in combination with an English major with two courses overlapping.

Creative Writing Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing the Creative Writing minor will be able to:

  • display knowledge of the main creative genres and major practitioners;
  • demonstrate appropriate knowledge of technique in several genres;
  • make meaningful choices regarding elements such as language, point of view, plot, prosody, organization, etc.
  • hear and weigh constructive criticism honestly;
  • give constructive criticism truthfully and tactfully;
  • present themselves and their work professionally.
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