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EIU Department of English

Creative Writing Minor


The Creative Writing Minor requires 18 credits, with most (preferably all) in creative writing workshops.

Minor Requirements: 18 credit hours

  • Required Course:
    • ENG 2000 - Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Choose four courses - one of which must be 4000-Level

    • ENG 3061 - Intermediate Nonfiction Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENG 4761 - Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3 credit hours)

    • ENG 3062 - Intermediate Poetry Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENG 4762 - Advanced Poetry Writing (3 credit hours)

    • ENG 3063 - Intermediate Fiction Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENG 4763 - Advanced Fiction Writing. (3 credit hours)

    • ENG 3064 - Intermediate Dramatic Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENG 4764 - Advanced Dramatic Writing (3 credit hours)
  • One three-credit hour elective as listed in the catalog.


Creative writing minors who want assistance selecting classes may consult with any member of the creative writing faculty or with the English Department adviser, Dr. Caldwell.

Well-known, successful creative writers visit campus regularly to read their work: during the school year, check the English Department calendar for upcoming readings. 

Many students in the Creative Writing Minor submit their work to Eastern's literary magazine, The Vehicle.

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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209

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