What’s New: Minor in Creative Writing

15th January 2016

What’s New at IU Southeast?

The minor in creative writing at IU Southeast gives students the chance to spread their creative wings while learning about the many applications of writing in careers ranging from finance to fine arts.

When is it offered?

Every semester.

What does it look like?

The minor requires 18 hours of coursework in areas such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and literary interpretation. Students will learn terms and concepts of the craft, acquire competency in  writing, revising, critiquing and analyzing, and develop an appreciation for literary culture and the ways that writing relates to other art forms.

Who should check it out?

Any students with an interest in creative writing, either personally or as a career; those wanting to enhance their appeal for careers in medicine, nursing, business, law; future teachers.

What can you do with a minor in creative writing?

The learning provided by the creative writing minor (as well as by the certificate in creative writing) can be helpful in pursuing a wide variety of career paths, including: writer, editor, copy editor, publisher, agent, advertising copywriter, marketer, public relations consultant, primary and secondary education teacher, grant writer, columnist, scriptwriter, playwright, publicist, reviewer, writing instructor, journalist, web copywriter or editor, administrative or executive assistant.

Words of wisdom

“A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts. Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.”

– Harrison Monarth, “The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool,” Harvard Business Review, March 2014

Learn more:

For more information, watch the video about the program and contact Michael Jackman, senior lecturer in writing, at 812-941-2397 and mijackma@ius.edu, or Greg Roberts, advisor in the School of Arts and Letters, at 812-941-2342 and grobert3@ius.edu.

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