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Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Minors

Writing Minor

The Writing minor requires at least 16 credit hours in a sequence of related writing courses approved by the department. This sequence must include four courses from the following:

WR 211 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
WR 212 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
WR 216 Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction
WR 311 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
WR 312 Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
WR 313 Intermediate Creative Writing: Drama
WR 315 Intermediate Creative Writing: Comedy
WR 316 Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction
WR 405 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Poetry
WR 407 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Fiction
WR 415 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Nonfiction
WR 416 Topics in Writing
WR 440 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Screenwriting

Publishing Minor

The Publishing minor requires at least 16 credit hours in a sequence of publishing courses that must include four courses from the following:

PB 207 Introduction to Magazine Writing
PB 302 Copyediting
PB 307 Intermediate Magazine Writing
PB 380 Magazine Publishing Overview
PB 383 Book Publishing Overview
PB 395 Applications for Print Publishing
PB 401 Advanced Seminar in Column Writing
PB 481 Book Design and Production
PB 482 Magazine Design and Production
PB 491 Topics in Publishing

Literature Minor

The Literature minor requires at least 16 credits of Literature courses. No more than one 4-credit course may be at the 200 level. The remaining 12 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above. These courses should have a planned coherence; they may focus, for example, on a genre, tradition, or period.
 


Poetry Minor

The Poetry minor requires at least 16 credits, including both Literature and Writing courses, devoted to poetry. The Literature courses must be numbered 300 or above; the Writing courses must be numbered 200 or above. Selections may be made from the following:

LI 305 Modern Poetry and After
LI 307 The Art of Poetry
LI 401 Topics in Poetry
LI 413 The Forms of Poetry: Theory and Practice
WR 212 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
WR 312 Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
WR 405 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Poetry

Topics courses such as LI 421 Topics in American Literature may be substituted when they focus explicitly on poetry.


Fiction Minor

The Fiction minor requires at least 16 credits, including both Literature and Writing courses, devoted to fiction. The Literature courses must be numbered 300 or above; the Writing courses must be numbered 200 or above. Selections may be made from, but are not limited to, the following:

LI 308 The Art of Fiction
LI 313 Novel into Film
LI 323 The American Short Story
LI 393 American Novel I
WR 211 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
WR 311 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
WR 407 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Fiction



 

WLP professor Douglas Whynott used his background in journalism to develop the non-fiction track in Emerson's program.