Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Creative Writing, Minor (348)

Program Coordinator

Jessica L. Folk, jessica.folk@wku.edu, (270) 745-5787

Program Requirements (21 hours)

ENG 203Creative Writing (prerequisite to the upper-level creative writing courses)3
Select four of the following creative writing courses:12
Intermediate Fiction Writing
Intermediate Poetry Writing
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Drama Writing
Topics in English (Creative writing topics only)
Writing Memoir and Autobiography
Creative Writing Capstone
Visiting Writer Summer Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Select two of the following 300- or 400-level literature courses:6
Medieval Literature
Special Topics in Literature
Speculative Fiction
History of Drama to 1640
History of Drama Since 1640
Gay and Lesbian Literature
Film Adaptation
U.S. Ethnic Literature
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
Studies in World Literature
Studies in Autobiography
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
African American Literature
Kentucky Literature
Contemporary U.S. Literature
Hemingway and Faulkner
Topics in English (Literature topics only)
19th Century American Literature
American Drama
British Literature Since 1900
Modern Drama
Literary Theory and Criticism
Early Modern English Literature
British Romanticism
The Eighteenth Century
Dante’s Divine Comedy and Its Influences
Victorian Literature and Culture
The English Novel
The American Novel
American Poetry
Southern Literature
Women’s Literature
Total Hours21

(In consultation with the advisor, creative writing students should consider taking at least one of the electives in contemporary literature.) No more than six hours in a major may apply toward the creative writing minor for a total of at least 54 unduplicated hours between the major and minor.