Creative Writing - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
113 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2676
english@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/english


Description

The Creative Writing minor encourages the development of creative work in a variety of literary modes and genres. Students gain practice in editing, peer critique, and revision within small workshop classes and seminars.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
ENG 20021INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING 3
ENG 30067FICTION WRITING I 13
or ENG 30069 POETRY WRITING I
Writing Electives, choose from the following:9
FICTION WRITING I
FICTION WRITING II
POETRY WRITING I
POETRY WRITING II
CREATIVE NONFICTION
EDITING AND PUBLISHING: FICTION AND NONFICTION
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING
TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)
ADVERTISING WRITING AND STORYTELLING
CREATIVE WRITING IN THE BLACK WORLD
PLAYWRITING (WIC)
Cognate Electives, choose from the following:6
MAJOR MODERN WRITERS: BRITISH AND UNITED STATES (KHUM)
GRAMMAR FOR EDITING
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
SHORT STORY
FAIRY TALES
WRITING INTERNSHIP (ELR) 2
MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
PHILOSOPHY OF ART AND BEAUTY
PHILOSOPHY AND ART IN THE MODERN AGE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

The course not used may still be taken as a option in the Writing Electives.

2

Though offered for variable credit, students pursuing the minor should take 3 credit hours of ENG 42092.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).

  • Students may apply to the English Department chair for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirements.
  • Students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art, art history, music and theater be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.
  • Students in the College of Communication and Information may request that specific courses in communication studies and journalism and mass communication be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.
  • Students who wish to complete a longer project or prepare a portfolio for graduate school or for a job application, may request to be enrolled in ENG 40099 for two additional credit hours of individualized work.