Course of Study

Prerequisite: For acceptance into one of these minors, students must have taken Writing Studio or Writing Studio Intensive or have passed the writing placement exam.

Creative Writing Minor

Narrative Strategies 3
Two creative writing courses such as:
Short Story 3
Poetry Workshop 3
Screenwriting 3
Writing for Video Games 3
Children’s Literature 3
One literature course such as:
Genre Literature 3
Greek Mythology 3
Immigrant/1st Generation American Literature 3
James Joyce’s Ulysses 3
Magical Realisms 3
Moby Dick 3
Queer Voices Across Literature 3
Shakespeare Plays and Films 3
Culminating with:
Capstone Course 3
Certain creative writing-based Transdisciplinary Studio (TDS) courses, can substitute for a writing course.

Business Minor

Business and Economics 3
Three of the following courses:
Business of Licensing 3
Intellectual Property 3
Money Math for the Right Brain 3
Brand Strategies OR Brand Matters 3
Designing a Social Enterprise 3
Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
Global Economy 3
Principles of Marketing 3
Culminating with:
Launch Prep 3

Research Minor

Two required classes:
Intro to Research 3
Advanced Methods in Design Research 3
Two additional 3-credit courses from the following Humanities & Sciences offerings:
Design Ethnography 3
Digital Ethnography 3
Insights 3
Art of Research for Fine Art 3
Life Without Objects 3
Fieldwork: Theory and Practice 3
One Research TDS:
Designing Democracy (Research TDS) 3
Learning from Detroit (Research TDS / Study Away) 3
Or other by approval of minor director 3

Material Science Minor

Intro to Materials Science and Engineering 3
Three additional 3-credit courses from the following Humanities and Sciences offerings:
Intro to Materials for ID 3
Theory of Structure 3
Properties of Artistic Materials 3
Nanotechnology and Design 3
Materials and Methods 1 3
Science and Sustainability 3
Design for Sustainability 3
Light and Color 3
Manufacturing Technology 3
Culminating with:
One capstone TDS course with materials emphasis 3