Declaration of a minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school. Students majoring in English, literature or creative writing track, cannot declare a creative writing minor. Students are subject to those minor requirements in effect at the time they formally declare the minor.


Declaring the Minor

Students declare the creative writing minor with the help of an academic advisor. Three hours of transfer workshop credits can be applied with department approval. Students should ideally declare no later than the second semester of their junior year. 

In order to take workshops beyond the 2000-level, students must declare the creative writing minor or the creative writing major track. Each workshop may be taken three times for credit, except for ENGL 1191. Students may not take two poetry or two fiction writing workshops in the department in the same semester. Students must satisfy all prerequisites in sequence with a grade of B or better before moving on to the workshop at the next level.

Required Courses and Credit Hours

Completion of the minor requires 18 credit hours, at least 9 of which must be upper division.

Required Courses
ENGL 1191Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 3041Studies in Fiction and Poetry3
Four creative writing workshops, taken in progressive order12
Total Credit Hours18