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Online and Continuing Education Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minor

Minor Overview

The creative writing minor at Linfield College helps students improve their communication skills while exploring various styles of writing. Students will learn everything from poetry and fiction to news and copy. We want our students to be well-rounded writers who are ready for employment once they receive their degree. We also have career guidance to help connect students with potential jobs and employers through our large network. Each student is appointed an academic advisor to guide them with any questions they may have.

Students in any online degree program at Linfield can also take on a minor. For those not in a degree program, we also offer an online creative writing certificate.

What is a Minor?

In addition to a major, Linfield students may elect to complete the requirements for a minor. A minor program consists of 20-30 credits, including prerequisites and support courses. At least 10 of the credits included in a minor must be taken at or through Linfield. 

Employment Opportunities

  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Social media writing
  • Creative digital writing
Many students have their own personal pursuits as well, like poetry, novel and songwriting. 

Courses You Will Take

  • ENGL 200 Intro to Creative Writing (4) (CS)
  • ENGL 389 Creative Writing Minor Portfolio (1)


Plus three of the following:

  • ENGL 316  Reading and Writing Poetry (4)
  • ENGL 317  Reading and Writing Fiction (4)
  • ENGL 318  Reading and Writing Scripts (4)
  • ENGL 319  Reading and Writing Lit Nonfiction (4)
  • ENGL 321  Creative Writing Workshop (4) (CS)
  • ENGL 485   Senior Seminar: Creative Writing (4) (MWI)

One literature course from the following:

  • ENGL 250  Poetry, Prose, and Plays (4) 
  • ENGL 270  Western American Literature (4) 
  • ENGL 300  Women Writers (Gens 300) (4)
  • ENGL 301  Global Encounters (4)
  • ENGL 304  Environmental Literature (3)
  • ENGL 305  Diverse Voices In Literary Expression (4)
  • ENGL 307  Contemporary Writers (4)
  • ENGL 325  Literary Genres (4)
  • ENGL 330  Major Figures (4)
  • ENGL 385 The Novel in the United States (4)

I’d like to find out more. What is the next step?

Interested students can fill out the Request Information form or call 503-883-2213 to connect with an admission counselor.  Alternatively, those ready to invest in their future may apply now.

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