The minor in writing requires a firm commitment on the part of the student and approval by the writing faculty. There are two deadlines each year for submitting applications to pursue the minor in writing (November 1 and March 1). Students must apply by the end of their junior year. An electronic application form should be requested from Professor Mary Quade and submitted to her electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The writing minor provides great opportunity for applied learning.
Hiram students are creative, focused and passionate about their area of study. The creative writing major allows students to live out their personal passion for creativity while maintaining a rigorous course of study. In fact, students must take at least two advanced writing workshops (most programs only require one) and will often complete graduate-level work, which means they are better prepared to enter Master of Fine Arts programs and/or the workforce. Hiram is also one of the few programs in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction while also offering advanced coursework in fiction, poetry and screenwriting.
The English major at Hiram College offers students the flexibility to tailor their education to their own personal goals. Working closely with a faculty mentor, students design a course plan, seek out internships, and develop senior capstone projects that allow them to reach their full potential. English majors also have the opportunity to become involved with the creative writing program, one of the few in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction while also offering advanced coursework in fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.
Good communication is a key component to all business and personal relationships, and a communication degree helps students learn to effectively convey information, both verbally and in writing. At Hiram, students learn that clear and concise communication is essential to building and maintaining internal and external relationships, conveying ideas, building discourse between cultures and marketing goods and services to the public.