DEPARTMENT of ENGLISH

Creative Writing Minor


MINOR  |  BACHELOR OF ART  |  BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, script writing—whatever you like to write, you can develop your skills, practice the craft of writing and experience the joy of creativity with the creative writing minor.

In this minor, you develop and strengthen your writing style by examining the relationship between form and content, the theory and practice of composition and the processes of revision. In workshops, you test your own perceptions against those of the great writers of the past and present and against those of fellow students too. You emerge with tools to express ideas in creative, captivating ways.

What to expect

In the creative writing minor, you create texts in addition to analyzing them. You use your own work and the work of your peers as the basis for workshop discussions. Immersed in the workshop process, you learn to be your own best critic and acquire the editing skills crucial to a career in writing, publishing or communications.

A creative writing minor pairs well with any major in science or arts and enhances your ability to succeed in occupations where writing, editing and imaginative thinking are important.

Read critically, read closely, and then write and write and write, and keep making it better.
JACQUELINE BAKER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Program of Study

This minor is open to students in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Courses for your minor are only one component of the degree requirements you need to graduate. To see all courses required for the minor, check the program of study in the academic calendar.

Requirements can change from year to year. You will follow the program of study outlined in MacEwan University's Academic Calendar for the year you declare your major/minor or the year you are accepted into an Honours program.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar
Declare your major/minor

Academic advisors in the Faculty of Arts and Science have prepared resources to help you understand how your major/minor fits within overall degree coursework. Consult the academic planning information to choose and enrol in courses and complete the major/minor declaration process.

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