Develop your writing skills with a Minor in Creative Writing – you can concentrate in nonfiction, fiction, or poetry writing.
About the Minor
With a minor in Creative Writing, you will develop your creative writing skills to supplement a wide range of major fields. Whether you want to write about your major field or you want a change-of-pace to exercise your creativity, the Creative Writing minor is an excellent choice as a secondary field of study.
How to Declare the Minor
Review minor requirements below and complete the Declare Minor form.
The Creative Writing minor requires 21 units. You must maintain a 2.0 minor GPA to graduate and at least three English units must be taken at the University of Arizona.
You will select one area of concentration:
The 200-level courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction are the gateway courses to the minor. You must complete a 200-level course in your intended concentration, in addition to a second 200-level course in another concentration.
Core Writing Courses (12 units)
Choose 6 units from:
- 201: Introduction to the Writing of Creative Nonfiction
- 209: Introduction to the Writing of Poetry
- 210: Introduction to the Writing of Fiction
ENGL 201, 209, and 210 can double-count for Tier 2 Arts and minor requirements
Six units of concentration from the following (300-level and 400-level workshops must be in the same genre):
- Nonfiction Writing: 301 and 401
- Fiction Writing: 304 and 404
- Poetry Writing: 309 and 409
Core Literature Course (6 units)
- 280: Introduction to Literature
- 380: Literary Analysis
Minor Elective Courses (3 units)
This elective must be an upper-division (300-level and above) literature course. The course must be modern or contemporary literature. See your Academic Advisement Report for a list of approved courses.