Creative Writing Minor Mission Statement

The minor in creative writing helps fulfill the College of Charleston's mission of liberal education by providing a sequence of writing-intensive courses that develops students' creative literacy.  Students are introduced to diverse literary traditions, and through the workshop environment, students are given the opportunity to see their own creative engagements as part of a living tradition.  The genre-based courses in the minor allow students to explore the craft of the literary arts through the production of quality writing , analyzing published works, critiquing peers' drafts, and revising.