Minor in Creative Writing


Below are the core requirements to achieve a minor in Creative Writing. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions

Check with the Creative Writing Major Advisor at least once each semester to track your progress.

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Be sure to apply for the Creative Writing Awards and Scholarships available each Spring. Join the English Department Google group for announcements (email English Department for details).


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Minor in Creative Writing


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Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor 18-19 units
  Lower Division: 3 units
  ENGL 71 Creative Writing  
  Upper Division Complete 12 units from: 12 units
  ENGL 130
ENGL 131
ENGL 133
ENGL 135
Fiction Writing
Poetry Writing
Reed Magazine
Creative Nonfiction Writing
  Literature Course Complete one of the following courses: 3-4 units

ENGL 050

ENGL 060

              ENGL 070

ENGL 149
ENGL 150
ENGL 151
ENGL 161
ENGL 162
ENGL 163
ENGL 164
ENGL 165
ENGL 166
ENGL 167
ENGL 168
ENGL 169
ENGL 176
ENGL 177

Beginnings to the "American" Experiment

The Emergence of "British" and "American" Literatures (1680 to 1860)

Emerging Modernisms and Beyond

The Romantic Period
The Victorian Age
Twentieth Century Poetry
Nineteenth Century British Novel
American Literature to 1830
American Literature: 1830-1865
American Literature: 1865-1910
American Literature: 1910- 1945
Topics in Ethnic American Literature
American Literature Since 1945
The American Novel
Ethnicity in American Literature
The Short Story
Twentieth Century Fiction