Creative Writing Minor


A Creative Writing minor gives students the flexibility to explore the wide range of English studies with an emphasis on the composition of original creative works. As a Creative Writing minor you will read and discuss literary texts and develop your craft as a creative writer over the course of six classes (18 credits), many of which are also in the University’s Core Curriculum. Taking a combination of literature and creative writing courses gives students a deeper understanding of how to use language to express the intricacies of the human experience. Our Creative Writing classes emphasize the process of writing as well as the end product; the peer workshop, or group critique of student writing, is the cornerstone of your growth as a writer. Detroit Mercy English courses are taught by award-winning faculty members who are passionate teachers and active scholars and authors.

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    Requirements for the Minor

    Requirements for the Creative Writing Minor

    The minor consists of six courses (18 credits) chosen in consultation with your English department advisor, including:

    • ENL 2050 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)
    • ENL 3850 Intermediate Creative Writing (3 credits)
    • The minor must include three or more 3000- and 4000-level courses, at least one of which is at the 4000-level.
    • Internships do not count towards the minor.
    • Students must complete a final portfolio.

    Please Note:

    • ENL1300 College Writing (3 credits) and ENL1310 Academic Writing (3 credits) do not earn credit for the Creative Writing minor.
    • AP or IB credits for English courses do not fulfill requirements for the Creative Writing minor.
    • Only one genre course can fulfill requirements for the Creative Writing minor.

Program Contact Information

Department Chair: Mary-Catherine Harrison, Ph.D.
Briggs Building, Room 218
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1081
Fax: 313-993-1166

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