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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Creative Writing Minor

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Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 Credits


The Creative Writing minor focuses on writing courses: creative writing in fiction, drama, poetry, or nonfiction prose.

Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English major programs.

Why Consider a Creative Writing Minor?

Creative writing minors develop skills in creative thought and expression through study and practice of the craft of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or drama. Students participate in both the critical analysis and creative practice of writing, gaining widely-applicable experience in self-expression, artistic technique and modes of communication.

 Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Elle Starr
Humanities 327

 Sample Careers

Freelance writer | Web content writer | Editor/Publisher | Writing Teacher | Video game writer/designer | Ghostwriter

 Major/Career Resources

New Pages: www.newpages.com
Poets & Writers: www.pw.org
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP): www.awpwriter.org

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Meet in person with the English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elle Starr, to declare this minor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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