Creative Writing Minor

Fall 2022

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2022 – Look up courses in CalCentral. Check notes section in Schedule and departmental websites to see if the course has an application process. This page was updated April 18, 2022.

African American Studies 164: Spoken Word: Oral Tradition & Transformation from Poetry to Hip Hop, Standup & Beyond
College Writing Programs: 130: Introduction to the Craft of Creative Writing
English 141: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.)
English 143A: Short Fiction*
English 143B: Verse*
English 143C: Long Narrative*
Film and Media Studies 180: Introduction to Screenwriting
Film and Media Studies 180: TV Writing
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies: 139A. Fundamentals of Playwriting

See application instructions and deadlines on the Department of English website under Courses: Fall 2022 Announcement of Classes and information published in the fall 2022 Schedule of Classes. Per the English 143A, English 143B, and English 143C pages, applications are due by 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022.

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2022, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Fall 2022 Schedule of Classes in CalCentral.

Found an upper-division, three- or four-unit course you would like reviewed as a creative writing or literature course for the minor? Make sure the course is clearly creative writing (not expository writing) or literature focused. Then, send your documentary evidence, often a course description and syllabus, to

Remember all courses you take for the minor must meet the minor requirements too. 

Questions regarding a course? Contact the department offering the course or the instructor teaching the course.

Questions regarding the minor program? Email Laura Demir at, schedule an appointment, or come to drop-in advising.