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Online and Continuing Education Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minor

Minor Overview

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

What is a Minor?

In addition to a major, you 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, if you are ready to invest in your future you may apply now.