2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Creative Writing (CRWR-MNR-AS) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Minor

With its dual emphasis on writing and reading creative works, the Creative Writing minor encourages students to improve communication skills while developing creative and critical faculties; analytical and problem-solving skills; appreciation for language as both an expressive and a communicative medium; and deeper understanding of human nature, contemporary society, and the role of the individual in today’s world. While all careers are enhanced by strong communication skills, majors that especially benefit from adding a Creative Writing minor include Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Digital Animation and Game Design, and Television and Digital Media Production.

Program Outcomes


  1. Analyze a variety of texts, including content, purposes, components, and meanings.
  2. Compose a variety of creative works that demonstrate an awareness of audience.
  3. Participate in public creative writing discourse.
  4. Make informed structural and stylistic choices in writing.
  5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of major literary practices and works.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All Minor Requirements - 18 Credits Required


Genre Electives - 3 Credits Required


Additional Electives - 3 Credits Required


Choose 1 of 2

English (ENGL) Elective (300 level or higher) Credit Hours: 3

Literature (LITR) Elective (300 level or higher) Credit Hours: 3

 

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.

Contact Information


Dr. Deirdre Fagan
(231) 591-3031
[email protected]

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