The Creative Writing minor develops flexible and innovative thinkers who can apply their ideas and communication abilities in whatever career they choose. A Creative Writing minor offers students a rigorous practice in the craft of multiple poetic and storytelling genres, as well as opportunities to develop research skills, and skills in close reading and analysis of literary texts. Students pursuing this minor take a sequence of seven courses designed to develop design thinking, project management skills, analytic abilities, writing skills, and an understanding of creative processes. These skills are essential to the success of businesses and organizations in our region's fast-changing economy. The minor pairs well with majors in English Studies, Communication, Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, and other fields that value design thinking and creativity.