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Creative Writing Minor

About the Degree

The minor in English with a creative writing emphasis is designed to develop your  writing skills and to provide you with a way to present your accomplishments to prospective employers and graduate schools, as well as publishers.  The department offers you opportunities to use your talents and pursue your interests through Sigma Tau Delta, our department’s chapter of the national honors society, and through bordertown, our student-run magazine dedicated to publishing the creative works of MSSU students.

What You'll Learn

  • Techniques and styles for the writing of prose, poetry and drama
  • Advanced  methods for practicing and learning the writing of fiction, including analysis and emulation of professional models.
  • Workshop editing of original student writing.

This Minor is Great for You if: 

  • You are interested in expressing your thoughts and ideas in creative writing.
  • You want to develop your talents as a poet, dramatist or writer of fiction.
  • You want to continue your practice and study of creative writing in a graduate program.  

Options/Course of Studies:

Current Catalog

English Minor - Creative Writing