Are there pre-requisites for certain courses?
A student can opt for courses 3-6 only after the completion of the course ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’. Forms of Literature or the CTS do not have pre-requisites.
Can repeating a course, say, doing Craft of Writing twice earn me credits towards the minor?
A student can only opt for the same genre workshop twice and gain credits towards the minor. E.g Ishita completes Poetry Workshop in Monsoon ’19. She can opt for the Poetry Workshop offered in Monsoon ’20 and gain credits towards her minor completion.
One can, of course, opt for other courses more than once as well. However, repetitions of courses other than the Workshops do not count towards the minor. They will nonetheless add 4 credits to a student’s overall credits.
Does the CTS count towards the CW minor of English students?
The CTS will only count towards the CW minor requirement of Non-English Majors. CTS is an alternative to Forms of Literature for Non-English majors. However, Forms of Literature is a required course for English Majors.
When do I have to do a thesis? What’s the deadline for submitting it? Can I do the Publishing Seminar without it? Do I get to choose my advisor?
The students must submit the thesis by a given deadline, usually January 15 of the year they plan to complete their minor (3rd/4th year). The thesis is a PRE-REQUISITE for the Publishing Seminar, which is offered in Spring Semesters. The students must find agreement with a thesis-advisor they would like to work with by the start of their minor-completion year. For example, if I’m planning to attend the Publishing Seminar in Spring ’21, I must find agreement with a preferred advisor during or by (strongly recommended) the Summer of 2020.
What kind of thesis can I write? How lengthy does it have to be?
The minimum word count for a thesis of prose form is 25,000 and for poetry, form is 10,000. One can also write a mixed-form thesis, however, the details have to be worked out with one’s thesis advisor. For some examples, students may write Fiction, Poetry, Translation(s) of any form, Essays, Non-Fiction Narratives, Graphic Narratives (specific requirements for graphic narratives are yet to be finalized) et cetera.
Can certain ISMs replace one of the required courses?
Independent Study Modules (ISMs) do not replace ANY of the required courses for the minor. Nonetheless, the students will gain 4 credits for their UG Degree.