The minor in Creative Work provides a multidisciplinary art in context program that integrates creative projects, critical study, and cultural research. Beginning with our foundation course, HON 3310: Poetics and Performance, students explore creativity in classes across the disciplines designed to bridge art, film, literature, theatre, and music with studies of culture, history, language, business, and society.
Though the Creative Work minor is housed in the Honors College, the participation of non-Honors students is encouraged. The Honors College serves as a hub for academic and creative activities throughout the University. Partnership with various departments, disciplines, and programs is at the very heart of the Creative Work minor.
The Creative Writing Program, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Moores School of Music, and the School of Theatre and Dance are just a few of the many supporters across campus for the Creative Work minor. Professors from various departments including Music, Political Science, and Philosophy have helped to shape this program of study.
Each year the Center for Creative Work will add at least ten new students into the Creative Work minor. We have offered a version of the capstone course, Artists & Their Regions, regularly in recent semesters, and have filled it above capacity. We will attract students not only from Honors College courses such as The Human Situation, but also from creative writing workshops and other studio arts classes throughout the university. The Creative Work minor brings together dynamic courses from throughout the curriculum, allowing students to create a unique and compelling minor to accentuate their major area of study. To date, more than 100 students have enrolled in or graduated with the CCW minor.
Requirements for the Creative Work Minor - Apply Now
1. Complete 18 hours of courses approved for the Creative Work minor, including:
a. One foundation course: HON 3310.
b. 12 additional hours, six of which must be advanced, selected from the approved course list for the minor.
c. One 4000-level capstone course: HON 4310: Artists & Their Regions (formerly Writers and Their Regions), HON 4320: The City Dionysia, IART 4300: Collaboration Among the Arts, or another 4000-level course approved by the minor program director.
2. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken in residence.
3. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25 is required in courses completed for the minor.
4. Up to 6 credit hours of approved electives may be satisfied by internship with a local arts organization or by a senior honors thesis with approval of the minor program director.
Courses listed below are approved for the Creative Work minor.
Please check the current coursebook for the most up-to-date information.
AAS 3301: Hip Hop History and Culture
ANTH 4340: Anthropology Through Literature
ANTH 4344: Anthropology of Meaning, Myth and Interpretation
ARCH 3340: Greek and Roman Architecture and Art in the Context of Contemporary Work
ARCH 3350: Architecture. Art and Politics
ARTH 4311: Artists, Art-Making, and Patronage in Medieval Europe
ARTH 4375: Theories of Creativity
CHNS 3350: Chinese Culture Through Films
CLAS 3345: Myth and Performance in Greek Tragedy
CLAS 3371: Ancient Comedy and Its Influence
CLAS 3380: Epic Masculinity: Ideologies of Manhood in Ancient Epic and Modern Film
CLAS 3381: From Homer to Hollywood: Ancient Greek Themes in the Modern Cinema
COMM 2370: Introduction to Motion Pictures
COMM 4338: The Family in Popular Culture
COMM 4370: Social Aspects of Film
DAN 3311: Dance History II
ENGL 3306: Absence, Loss, Reunion and Return: Shakespearean Economics
ENGL 4373: Vision and Power: Film, Text and Politics
ENGL 4367: The Automobile in American Literature and Culture
ENGL 4371: Literature and Medicine
ENGL 3396: Literature and Alienation
FREN 3362 and GERM 3362: Paris and Berlin
GLBT 2360: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
GERM 3364: Writing Holocausts
GERM 3386: Films of Fassbinder
HIST 3395H: Technology in Western Culture
HON 3397H: From Script to Stage: Screenwriting Workshop
IART 3300: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Art
IART 3395: Selected Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts
ITAL 3306: Italian Culture Through Films
ITAL 3336: Italian Literature in Translation
ITAL 4308: Dante and His World
MAS 3341: Mexican American Experience Through Film
MUSI 2361: Music and Culture
MUSI 3301: Listening to World Music
MUSI 3303, Popular music of the Americas since 1840
PHIL 1361 Philosophy and the Arts
PHIL 3361: Philosophy of Art
POLS (Special Topics): Politics, Film, and Literature
RELS 2310: Bible and Western Culture I
THEA 2343: Introduction to Dramaturgy
THEA 3335: History of Theater I
WCL 2351: World Cultures Through Literature and the Arts
WCL 2352: World Cinema
WCL 3373: Gender and Sexuality in World Film
WCL 4351: Frames of Modernity
WCL 4367: Voices from Exile and Diaspora
WOST 2350: Introduction to Women's Studies