English, Creative Writing, or Writing Studies Minor
Any student admitted to a degree program other than English may minor in English or Writing Studies. English degree programs include Literary and Cultural Studies, English/Secondary Education, and Writing Studies (BA in Professional Writing and Editing or BS in Scientific and Technical Writing).
The minor in English consists of any 15 hours of English beyond ENGL 101 and 102 or 103 in which you earn a C or better. You need a minimum of nine hours at the upper-divisional level.
Any student admitted to a degree program other than English, English/Secondary Education, or Writing Studies may minor in English. The minor in English consists of any 15 hours beyond ENGL 101 and 102 or 103 with a minimum of nine hours at the upper-division level. Students are advised to design their own English minor to complement the work in their major. Only courses in which the student earns a grade of C or better can be applied to the English minor.
Please direct questions about this minor to the English Department's Advising Office.
Creative Writing Minor
English majors who concentrate in creative writing study the craft of writing under the mentorship of faculty who are accomplished authors. Workshops focus on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and the course sequence culminates in a capstone that allows students to produce an extended body of original work. The Creative Writing Program also hosts an active reading series and oversees the publication of Calliope, a literary journal edited and designed entirely by WVU undergraduates.
Please direct questions about this concentration/minor to Mark Brazaitis, coordinator of the Creative Writing Program.