Creative Writing - Minor
The Creative Writing Minor consists of 6-7 courses, which includes the First-Year Writing experience.
Learn how to declare a minor in Creative Writing.
Curriculum: 6-7 courses, 54 units total
All courses are 9.0 units each, unless otherwise noted.
First-Year Writing (1 or 2 courses, 9 units):
Option 1: Take one full-semester course
76-101 Interpretation and Argument
76-102 Advanced First-Year Writing*
*By application/invitation only
Option 2: Take two half-semester mini courses at 4.5 units each
76-106 Writing About Literature, Art, and Culture
76-107 Writing About Data
76-108 Writing About Public Problems
Introductory Genre Writing Courses (1 course, 9 units):
76-260 Introduction to Writing Fiction
76-261 Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction
76-265 Introduction to Writing Poetry
76-269 Introduction to Screenwriting
Reading in Forms (1 course, 9 units):
76-362 Reading in Forms: Nonfiction
76-363 Reading in Forms: Poetry
76-363 Reading in Forms: Poetry: Intro to Literary Translation
76-364 Reading in Forms: Fiction
Fiction, Poetry, or Screenwriting Workshops (2 courses, 36 units):
In order to be eligible to enroll in a particular workshop, students must earn a grade of A or B in the introductory genre writing course of that same genre. If students earn a C in an introductory genre writing course, they may enroll in a related workshop only with the permission of the instructor. If they earn a D or R (failing grade) in an introductory genre writing course, they may not take a workshop in that genre.
76-365 Beginning Poetry Workshop
76-460 Beginning Fiction Workshop
76-462 Advanced Fiction Workshop
76-465 Advanced Poetry Workshop
76-469 Screenwriting Workshop