The series of courses in the creative writing minor offers students a practical, theoretical, and historical understanding of the art and craft of writing nonfiction and fiction prose and poetry, as well as experimenting in digital storytelling and interactive media. The minor encourages students to use those skills and insights for interdisciplinary projects and the enrichment of their careers and personal lives.
Notes about this minor:
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|ENGL-211||Introduction to Creative Writing|
|ENGL-386||World Building Workshop|
|ENGL-389||Digital Creative Writing Workshop|
|ENGL-390||Creative Writing Workshop|
|ENGL-490||Advanced Creative Writing Workshop|
|ENGL-511||Advanced Topics in Creative Writing|
|ENGL-543||Game-Based Fiction Workshop|
|ENGL-216||Literature from Around the World|
|ENGL-307||Mythology and Literature|
|ENGL-309||Topics in Literary Forms|
|ENGL-374||Games and Literature|
|ENGL-375||Storytelling Across Media|
|ENGL-400||Special Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies|
|ENGL-414||Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies|
|ENGL-419||Literature and Technology|
|ENGL-422||Maps, Spaces, and Places|
|ENGL-450||Free and Open Source Culture|
* Students choose either five creative writing electives or four creative writing electives and one literature elective.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
This minor provides theoretical and historical background and models to assist students as they develop their own creative writing abilities.
0502-227 Writing (or equivalent)
Choose three of the following:
0502-451 Creative Writing: Poetry
0502-452 Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
0502-453 Advanced Creative Writing*
0502-459 Creative Nonfiction
0502-461 Editing the Literary Magazine
0502-560 Special Topics: Introduction to Language Science
Choose two of the following:
0504-441 Art of Poetry
0504-442 The Short Story
0504-443 The Novel
0504-460 Modern Poetry
0504-482 Science Fiction
* Students in the creative writing minor have the option to take one of the creative writing courses and then take Advanced Creative Writing (0502-453) twice in order to complete an extended writing project.