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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Creative Writing

The minor in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to engage deeply with their own writing and that of their peers in a graduated series of workshops led by professional writers of poetry and prose.

The Creative Writing minor's 15 credits consist of the following:

  • Three credits at the 200-level (ENGL271 or ENGL272 or ENGL273 or AASP274/ENGL274)
  • Three credits at the 300-level (ENGL352 or ENGL353)
  • Six credits at the 400-level (two sections of ENGL498 or of ENGL499)
  • Three credits in any upper-level English literature course.

After admission to the minor, students choose to specialize in either prose (352, 498) or poetry (353, 499). Students admitted directly to a 300-level workshop must take three workshops (9 credits) at the 400-level.

All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or better. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors .

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