May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Creative Writing Minor

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College of Liberal Arts  >> English  

18 hours; 2.0 minor GPA required

The Creative Writing Minor fosters creative problem solving skills and innovative and imaginative habits of mind. In the creative writing minor, students will:                                                                         

  • compose original, creative work in fiction, poetry and nonfiction in order to develop individual style, voice and technique;
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of the forms and elements of the craft and processes used by published writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and be able to apply these forms, elements, and processes to their writing;
  • demonstrate an advanced ability to provide constructive oral and written feedback on the work of their peers;
  • engage in a writing process that recursively progresses through drafting, peer and instructor feedback, reflection, revising, and editing;
  • interpret, evaluate, and critique the current literary landscape, develop individual craft applications, and contextualize their original work within it;
  • produce a polished portfolio in order to showcase their skills as a writer in the professional realm, apply knowledge of the relevant aspects of the professional life of writers to their own writing lives, and create appropriate materials for professional submission of their creative work;
  • engage with the continued development and preservation of literary culture on USI’s campus, in the Evansville community, and beyond.

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