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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Creative Writing

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn a minor:  Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A “C-” or better is required in all English Minor Courses

Residency Requirement: A minimum of 12 Credit Hours must be completed at the University of Maine

Contact Information:  Gregory Howard, Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing, 303 Neville Hall, (207) 581-3838, gregory.e.howard@maine.edu

The Creative Writing minor is designed for students interesting in learning how to write or to improve their own original creative works. The focus of the minor is the workshop. The sequential requirements train minors in a progressive manner: from the basic skills of writing creatively, through the theoretical and aesthetic questions of narratology and poetics, and, finally, in the skill of completing a polished manuscript. The minor provides the opportunity for minors to study both poetry and prose, as well as some literature, creative non-fiction, and special topics in creative writing, such as translation, playwriting, or literary collage.

The minor can only be declared after the completion of Eng 205: Introduction to Creative Writing with a grade of B or better. Please note: 300 and 400-level writing courses require the submission of a manuscript and instructor approval to enroll. Priority is given to English Majors concentrating in creative writing and Creative Writing minors. 

Plus 12 more credits

 Four upper level Creative Writing Workshops (pick four from the following:)

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