English - Minor in Writing



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Minors in Writing at CCSU!

"The program is completely immersive and hands-on, and if you're ready to work, the faculty will push you to work even harder." - Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Minor in Writing & Publishing

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Welcome to the Writing Minors homepage!
Students from all majors will find something exciting in the redesigned writing minors, which offer two distinct tracks: Creative Writing and the Minor in Writing & Publishing. Check out the list of requirements and courses by clicking on the links below, and get started on building up one of the most important skill sets you will use throughout your life and career: writing and editing!

Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minors study poetry, fiction and literary nonfiction, but can also select from a broad range of electives, including publishing, playwriting and special topics courses.
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Minor in Writing & Publishing

Students eager for a more applied approach to writing and editing can take the three-course required sequence of digital platforms, publishing and nonfiction, but also select from a broad range of electives, including poetry, fiction and playwriting.
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If you are not sure which program is best for you, please contact the Writing Minors Program Coordinator, Professor Mary Collins at collinsmae@ccsu.edu. Most of these classes have few prerequisites beyond WRT105/110 (grade C- or higher) and meet either a core requirement for a minor or count as an elective. Many majors besides English have started counting some of the 300-level writing courses as electives so check with your advisor to find out more! No one should graduate from CCSU without taking a 300-level writing course from our award-winning faculty!