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Minor

The Minor

  • The creative writing minor is a six-course minor (30 units), compatible with most majors on campus.
  • Students must select either the Prose, Poetry, or Fiction into Film track.
  • To declare a Creative Writing minor, visit the Student page on Axess. No hard copy forms are required.
  • To expedite your declaration, make sure to list all 6 courses you plan to take and/or have taken for your minor.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Courses taken abroad or at other institutions may not be counted towards the minor, except for the English literature elective course. 

 

Prose Track

                 Units
Select one of the following introductory prose courses: 5
        Any ENGLISH 90 series  
        Any ENGLISH 91 series  
ENGLISH 146S Secret Lives of the Short Story 5
Any ENGLISH 92 series 5
Select two of the following intermediate or advanced prose courses: 10
        Any English 190 series  
        Any English 191 series  
        ENGLISH 198L Individual Work: Levinthal Tutorial  
        ENGLISH 290 Advanced Fiction Writing  
One 5 unit elective course in English literature 5
Total Units 30

 

Poetry Track

                 Units
Any ENGLISH 92 series 5
Select one of the following introductory prose courses: 5
       Any ENGLISH 90 series  
       Any ENGLISH 91 series  
ENGLISH 160 Poetry and Poetics 5
Select two of the following intermediate or advanced poetry courses: 10
       Any English 192 series  
       ENGLISH 198L Individual Work: Levinthal Tutorial  
       ENGLISH 292 Advanced Poetry Writing  
One 5 unit elective course in English literature 5
Total Units 30

 

Fiction into Film Track

                  Units
ENGLISH 90 Fiction Writing 5
ENGLISH 146S Secret Lives of the Short Story 5
ENGLISH 190F Fiction into Film 5
Select one of the following intermediate or advanced prose courses: 5
          Any ENGLISH 190 series  
          ENGLISH 198L Individual Work: Levinthal Tutorial  
          ENGLISH 290 Advanced Fiction Writing  
Select one of the following courses: 5
          ENGLISH 190SW Screenwriting Intensive  
          ENGLISH 198F Hoffs-Roach Fiction into Film Tutorial  
One 5 unit elective course in English literature 5
Total Units 30