Writing Minor

The writing minor is designed for students majoring in all academic disciplines who enjoy writing and want to enhance their writing skills. The six-course minor covers a variety of genres, including essay writing, fiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting, memoir, and other forms.

Students who minor in writing often take part in an internship with The Gettysburg Review, the College's award-winning literary journal that features works by many of the nation's leading writers. Student interns work closely with the editorial staff of The Gettysburg Review to gain hands-on publishing experience.

Each year a new Emerging Writer in the early stages of his or her professional career joins the faculty to work closely with students. In addition, many writers, poets, and scholars visit the campus each year to present readings and lectures and to interact with students.

Writing Minor Requirements

The writing minor requires six courses.

  • Introduction to Creative Writing (Eng 205)
  • Three courses from the grouping Eng 300-309, 405
  • One 200-level literature course
  • One elective:
    – may be 200- or 300-level writing course.
    – may be a 200- or 300-level English literature course.
    – may be an academic-year internship or individualized study.

Writing Minor Checksheet