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This minor offers you an opportunity to explore your interests in creative writing and social action, and to tailor your minor curriculum to your major. You acquire the creative, critical, visual, and cultural tools necessary to write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and life stories. You do service learning around community writing projects, and collaborate with community partners.

The minor advances your creative writing craft, prepares you to more effectively express your creative ideas, and asks you to use writing to address social issues. It prepares you for careers in writing, editing, publishing, and social action.

Required Courses

Complete one of the following introductory-level courses

After completing one of the introductory courses above, complete three of the following:

Learning Outcomes

LO 1: Basic Competency in Creative Writing

Students demonstrate basic skill in the craft of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

LO 2: Production and Presentation of an Art Project

Students produce a portfolio of social action poems and stories that actively responds to a public issue, and present it to a diverse public audience.

LO: 3 Understanding of Social, Cultural, Historical, and Political Contexts

Students demonstrate informed and ethical reflection on a significant social issue out of which their social action writing emerges.