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Creative Writing Minor

Students receiving a minor in Creative Writing will successfully complete at least six CRWR courses in a staged sequence (introduction, intermediate, and advanced courses and, for some students, two sections of the yearlong intensive Kidd Tutorial Program sequence).

Alongside major degrees in English or History, Romance Languages or Psychology, a minor in Creative Writing will signal students' expertise in written expression and imaginative thinking no matter what field they enter after graduation. For those interested in pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing, the CRWR Minor will offer a significant credential of their focused study in poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction in the undergraduate curriculum.

In order to be eligible for the Minor, students must complete all degree requirements and a major in another academic department.

Submit your degree worksheet and a copy of your transcript (at least one term prior to term of graduation) for evaluation to the Creative Writing Program office.

As of Fall 2010, students may declare the minor in Creative Writing and fulfill its requirements with CRWR courses taken previously.


Student Advising

Students who wish to discuss the Creative Writing Minor and/or how it may be incorporated into their coursework should meet with the Program Director. To make an appointment, send an email request by clicking here.

Degree Requirements

Important Notes:

Students experiencing difficulty with registration should contact the CRWR Business Manager.

Required course work: 24 credits (six 4-credit courses)

8 credits in the lower division (two 4-credit courses) and
16 credits in the upper division (four 4-credit courses)

Of the 24 required credits, a maximum of 8 credits at the 200 or 300 level may be transferred. All courses at the 400 level must be taken in residence at the UO.

Lower Division

  • Two classes at the introductory level
    (passed with a grade of B- or better)

    Prerequisite: WR 121

CRWR 230 Introduction to Poetry Writing (4 credits) and either

CRWR 240 Introduction to Fiction Writing (4 credits) or
CRWR 244 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing (4 credits)

Upper Division

  • Two classes at the intermediate level
    (passed with a grade of B- or better)
    See Course Schedule for specific prerequisites for each 300-level course

    CRWR 330 Intermediate Poetry Writing (R) (4 credits)
    CRWR 336 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing (R) (4 credits)
    CRWR 340 Intermediate Fiction Writing (R) (4 credits)
    CRWR 418 Kidd Tutorial II (by application only) (4 credits)

  • Two classes at the advanced level
    (passed with a grade of B- or better)
    See Course Schedule for specific prerequisites for each 400-level course

CRWR 407 Seminar (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 410 Experimental Course (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 413 Literature for Poets (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 414 Literature for Fiction Writers (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 435 Advanced Poetry Writing (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 445 Advanced Fiction Writing (R) (4 credits)
CRWR 419 Kidd Tutorial III (by application only) (4 credits)


Declaring the Minor

To declare the minor, students must meet with the Program Director. To make an appointment, send an email request by clicking here.