Students in Writing develop a unique authorial voice informed by an acquired familiarity with contemporary and classic styles. Courses emphasize essential communicative and research skills, a profound understanding of craft, and the development of personal voice in an encouraging atmosphere. This page outlines the requirements for the Writing minor. Students pursuing the Literary Studies major: See the
Writing concentration requirements.
Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other
schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major, below.)
One LLSW introductory writing workshop in primary genre of choice (3-4 credits)
One LLSW intermediate writing workshop in primary genre of choice (3-4 credits)
One LLSW advanced writing workshop in primary genre of choice (4 credits)
One LLST single-author Literary Studies course (4 credits)
One LLST Reading for Writers Literary Studies course (4 credits)
Total credits: 18-20
Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in the literary arts through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor and read more about the
self-designed option at Lang.
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Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
For general questions about Literary Studies, email
Literary Studies faculty and advisors.
Juan E. De Castro
Literary Studies Department Advisor
Literature Capstone Coordinator
Writing Capstone Coordinator
Program Requirements WorksheetsFind your worksheet at your department's curricular page:Literature concentrationsWriting concentrationsSenior CapstonesDownload Senior Capstone in LiteratureDownload Senior Capstone in Writing