Minor in Creative Writing

Recognizing that all good writing is an act of ­imagination, ordering and synthesis that transcends subject-matter boundaries, the Creative Writing minor is designed for students with academic majors outside the field of English who desire to develop their present writing skills beyond those specifically geared to their chosen disciplines, and to do this under the supervision of professional writers.

Students minoring in Creative Writing must complete 24 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. At least 15 units must be earned at the 300–400 level. Students are encouraged to complete ENGL 102 or ENGL 190 as soon as possible.

Required Courses (12-15 Units)
Select at least four of the following:12-15
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
WRITING POETRY
WRITING FICTION
WRITING CREATIVE NON-FICTION 1
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING
TOPICS IN WRITING 2
DIRECTED STUDIES IN ENGLISH 2
Formal Study of a Genre (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
ELEMENTS OF POETRY
ELEMENTS OF FICTION
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA
Literature Courses (6-9 Units)
Select at least two courses in literature. One of these courses must be at the 300-400 level.6-9
Total Units21-27
1

Recommended for students who do not fulfill the Advanced Writing Seminar Core Curriculum requirement with a course in their major.

2

 May be selected only when the topic pertains to creative writing.