Minor in Creative Writing
The courses required for the minor are: ENGL 2060: (Introduction to Creative Writing), 3 hours; two different genre specific sections of ENGL 3200: (Intermediate Creative Writing), 6 hours; and two sections of ENGL 4210 (Advanced Creative Writing), in any genre, 6 hours. Classes counting toward the completion of the minor in creative writing must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Courses applied toward the creative writing minor cannot count toward the English major.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.
The courses required for the minor are: ENGL 2060: (Introduction to Creative Writing) or XIDS 2100: (The Creative Process), 3 hours; two different genre specific sections of ENGL 3200: (Intermediate Creative Writing), 6 hours; and two sections of ENGL 4210 (Advanced Creative Writing), in any genre, 6 hours. Classes counting toward the completion of the minor in creative writing must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Courses applied toward the creative writing minor cannot count toward the English major.
Method of Delivery
The majority of the classes required for the Creative Writing minor meet in the classroom.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 15
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
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- ENGL 2060: Intro to Creative Writing or XIDS 2100: The Creative Process
- ENGL 3200: Intermediate Creative Writing (in a specific genre of your choice)
- ENGL 4210: Advanced Creative Writing (in a specific genre of your choice)
This course serves and an introduction to the art of creative writing - from learning the elements involved in literary production, to gaining the critical skills necessary in assessing works by established authors, to crafting some of your own literary artifacts. Students will study the process of creative writing from a wide range of historical and cultural examples, and learn to model their artistic endeavors on the works of publishing practitioners. They will also investigate the convergence of creative personal experience and creativity and the reception of literary arts in the public domain.
An introduction to the genre-specific workshop in either fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or play writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours as topics vary. No more than 2 courses may be counted toward the major in English. Pre-requisites: ENGL 2060 or XIDS 2100 (The Creative Process).
An intensive writing experience in one of the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
Katie Chaple, Ph.D.
Chad Davidson, Ph.D.
School of the Arts Director and Professor of English
Gregory Fraser, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Melanie Jordan, Ph.D
Margaret Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Alison Umminger, Ph.D.
Professor of English
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- Students will understand defining characteristics of one or more of the genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction, screen and playwriting, and creative nonfiction.
- Students will closely examine the processes by which creative writers produce literary artifacts in a wide range of cultures and historical circumstances.
- Students will demonstrate familiarity with a representative selection of creative-writing strategies.
- Students will apply critical understanding of theories of creativity and imaginative writing.