Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Creative Writing Minor

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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Brennan Thomas, bthomas@francis.edu, 814-471-1111

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 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.

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