English at Aquinas College

Writing Minor

Minor Requirements: Eighteen (18) semester hours.

Required Courses:

  • EH205 (AP, WI) Advanced Composition
  • EH210 (AP, WI) Creative Writing
  • Choose three (3) semester hours from the following:
    • EH/BS106 Business Communication
    • EH291 Introduction to Journalism
    • CL300 Fund Development and Grant Writing
    • EH265 Writing Center Theory and Practice
    • EH230 Grammar of Modern English
    • EH240 Artists and Writers in Collaboration
  • Choose six (6) semester hours of 300- or 400-level writing courses
  • Choose three (3) semester hours of any literature elective

NOTE: 100 level courses do not count towards the minor. We recommend taking 200-level courses prior to 300-level courses.


  • EH205 Advanced Composition (3) WI

    The writing of non-fictional prose. Not for first year students.

  • EH210 Creative Writing (3) WI, AC

    The writing of original poetry and/or short fiction based on the instructor’s discretion.

  • BS106/EH106 Business Communication (3) SS1, AP

    Introduces students to effective listening, writing, and presenting skills for business and other professional activities.

  • EH291 Introduction to Journalism (3)

    Writing course focusing on basic practices and principles of modern newspaper reporting.

  • CL300 Fund Development and Grant Writing (3)

    This course provides an introduction to fund development, grant research, and grant writing. Through effective partnership with a nonprofit organization and hands on experience, students will learn about the principles, practices, and strategies of fund development and write a complete grant proposal by the end of the course. Prerequisite: CL100

  • EH265 Writing Center Theory and Practice (3)

    This course will utilize writing theory and technique to train students to be student consultants for the Aquinas College Writing Center. Specifically, the course will equip students to assist Writing Center visitors with key elements of the writing process, including but not limited to: idea generation, thesis development/topic focus, organization, revision, editing, grammar correction (usage and punctuation), discipline-specific documentation and formatting. Instructor permission required.

  • EH230 Grammar of Modern English (3)

    Analysis of the language through traditional, structural, and transformational grammar. This course is not accepted for General Education credit.

  • AT240/EH240 Artists and Writers in Collaboration (3) AP

    A studio/writing workshop centered on collaborative production of art works and creative writing. Students are encouraged to register in collaborative pairs if possible. Prerequisites: for EH240, EH210; for AT240, one studio art class. For EH240 and AT240, junior or senior status or instructor permission.