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Creative Writing Minor

La Verne’s Writing Program teaches writing as a creative and an interactive intellectual pursuit in which students think of themselves as writers who are committed to the development of their craft and to the examination of their culture through intensive study of and production of compositions in multiple genres. Students in the writing program engage texts in discussion and reflect upon their roles as writers and thinkers in a diverse, global, multi-ethnic, and multicultural world. Faculty in the program value a student-centered teaching environment that links writing theories with writing practices, and that encourages students to explore the connections between writing and other disciplines and activities.

Program Requirements

Total semester hours: 24

Core Requirements

Code Course Title Units
WRT 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 4
WRT 303 Poetry Writing 4
WRT 304 Fiction Writing 4
WRT 305 Literary Magazine Staff 2,2
WRT 390 Great Author Immersion 4
WRT 499 Senior Seminar in Writing 4

And one of the following for a minimum total of 24 semester hours in the minor:

Code Course Title Units
WRT 303 Poetry Writing (repeatable once) 4
WRT 304 Fiction Writing (repeatable once) 4
WRT 307 Special Topics Writing & Literature 4
WRT 324 Literary Non-Fiction Writing 4