Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Creative Writing Minor

Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader, rcadwallader@francis.edu, 814-472-3342

Program Description:

The Creative Writing minor cultivates students’ appreciation of and ability to compose creative texts in different genres (including, but not limited to, short fiction, poetry, plays, and novels) for a variety of audiences, purposes, and contexts. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Creative Writing minor will be able to do the following:

  • identify distinct characteristics of different creative genres;
  • demonstrate their understanding of and ability to emulate and deviate from these characteristics in their creative compositions; and
  • prepare, through meticulous revision, editing, and proofreading, such compositions for potential audiences and publication venues. 

Total Credits Required:

15 credits

Requirements: (15 credits)

Fifteen credits from the following courses; at least three credits must come from courses at or above the 300 level, with no more than three credits from internship or independent study.