Minor in Creative Writing
The minor in creative writing offers students the opportunity to hone their writing skills while exploring the full range of literary genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, screenwriting and creative nonfiction. The benefits of the minor include focused coursework offering training in creative writing and dedicated advising from Dr. Jen McClanaghan. The minor connects students to a creative writing community in which they can foster and develop their writing talents and skills.
Students completing the minor in creative writing take six courses (18 credits).
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Creative Writing: Poetry or Creative Writing: Fiction
- Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
One additional writing course, chosen from:
- Special Topics in Creative Writing
- Arts and Entertainment Writing and Reporting
- Feature Writing
Two additional literature courses, excluding Literary Masterpieces, chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Film
Drawing from various departments - including administration of justice, art, English, theater, modern and classical languages, social work and religious and theological studies - the interdisciplinary minor focuses on the study of film as one of the most important sources of fictional and nonfictional narratives in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The minor introduces students to the complex ways films make meaning, allows them to study the aesthetics of the form and gain an awareness of the cultural and institutional values in cinema, and helps them explore the histories of national cinemas and cinema as a global phenomenon. It also introduces students to the "canon" of great films and filmmakers - and to the many challenges to that canon - and looks at issues of race, gender, ethnicity and other identities. The minor offers dedicated advising from the coordinator, Dr. Matthew Ramsey.
Students completing the minor in film take six courses (18 credits).
- History of Cinema
- Film and Literature
- Film Theory
Three additional elective courses, chosen from:
- Film, Art and Society
- World Cinema
- Special Topics in Film
- American Prisons in Film and TV
- Contemporary Spanish Cinema
- Special topics and film-related courses in other departments, including Screenwriting, Animated Film, The Hollywood Comedy, Cult Films, Digital Film-Making, The Religious Imagination in Film, Philosophy in Film and Internship in Film