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.

Study a broad range of writing techniques in poetry, fiction and narrative nonfiction. Creative Writing Minors must take at least TWO Level One classes from the following three genres: WRT373 (Poetry 1), WRT371 (Fiction I) and/or WRT370 (Creative Nonfiction I), and at least ONE Level Two class from WRT374 (Poetry 2), WRT372 (Fiction 2) and/or WRT375 (Creative Nonfiction II). The English Department has also created a new required CAPSTONE seminar, WRT486, an editing course that requires students to revise work they submitted in previous CCSU writing minor courses.

If you are not sure which program is best for you, please contact the Writing Minors Program Coordinator, Professor Mary Collins at 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!

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Mary Collins
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