Creative Writing Minor Requirements

Program Director:Amra Brooks Office: Cushing-Martin 126 Phone: 508-565-1707abrooks@stonehill.edu

The minor in Creative Writing requires the completion of six courses.

Complete Six Courses

Code Course Credits

ENG 242

Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry     (Course may be taken twice)

Offered: Fall Semester

An introduction to poetry writing that will include the examination of literary models in a variety of genres, writing exercises, and writing workshops.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 243

Topics in Creative Writing: Short Fiction     (Course may be taken twice)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to narrative writing, including description, setting, dialogue, characterization, plot.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 344

Topics in Creative Non-fiction     (Course may be taken twice)

Offered: Spring Semester

An introduction to the various practices of the emerging field of creative non-fiction, including memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, travel writing , and hybrid forms that blur the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 345

Topics in Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction     (Course may be taken twice)

Offered: Fall Semester

This course will provide students who have already taken ENG 243 the opportunity to advance their fiction-writing skills and develop longer, more complex narrative forms.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 243 or Consent of Instructor.
Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 346

Topics in Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry     (Course may be taken twice)

Offered: Spring Semester

This course allows students to further develop the skills acquired in the beginning poetry workshop by concentrating on more complex aspects of poetic practice. Students will work on composing and revising their own poetry, critiquing peer work in a workshop setting, and reading the work of established poets.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 242 or Consent of Instructor.
Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Creative Writing minor.

3

VPT 306

Introduction to Playwriting

Offered: Fall Semester

Participants will be putting pen to paper with weekly writing assignments covering the basic concepts of playwriting; characterization, dialogue and plot development. This will be an active participation class with students sharing and talking about their own and each other’s work in class as they develop their scenes and one act dramas.

Course may be applied to the English major or minor or Creative Writing minor.

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