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Exercise your creative muscle in classes on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction writing with a Creative Writing minor.

Creative Writing


The Cornerstones of Creative Writing

Students interested in pursuing writing on top of their chosen major can add a Creative Writing minor. Learn to channel your imagination into the art of language and connect with your audience to bring ideas to life. You will focus on refining your style and broadening your writing ability across multiple genres.

A minor in Creative Writing will also teach you technical skills such as writing on a deadline and critical thinking and analysis. Classes teach the writing techniques and characteristics specific to the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and focus on the practices of generating ideas, workshopping, and revision while encouraging students to explore different voices and styles. This minor will boost your marketability for careers in media, publishing, and business.

Students majoring in English with a Creative Writing concentration cannot add a Creative Writing minor.

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Literary London January Trip

This study tour, offered during January term, allows students to study the works of major British authors and also to visit the homes and locations that inspired their literature. In the past, authors have included Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, Shakespeare, and others. Most of the trip is centered in London, with trips to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, and other locations enriching the experience.

Creative Writing Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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