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Minor

The Minor

  • The Creative Writing minor is a six course minor (30 units total), compatible with most majors on campus.
  • Students must select a concentration: Prose, Poetry, or Fiction into Film.
  • All courses must be taken as 5 units and for letter grades only.
  • To satisfy the English literature elective requirement, the course must be a LEC or SEM course. Creative Writing workshop (WKS) courses will not satisfy this requirement. The course must be taken as 5 units and cover literature. This requirement can be satisfied with an English literature course, but we may also approve literature courses offered by other departments.
  • Workshop courses taken abroad or at other institutions may not count towards the minor. Subject to approval, the English literature elective requirement may be taken at another institution.
  • To declare a Creative Writing minor, visit the Student page on Axess. No hard copy forms are required.

 

Prose Subplan

                 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 290 Advanced Fiction Writing

 
        ENGLISH 291 Advanced Creative Nonfiction  
One 5 unit elective course in English literature 5
Total Units 30

 

Poetry Subplan

                 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 292 Advanced Poetry Writing  
One 5 unit elective course in English literature 5
Total Units 30
   

 

Fiction into Film Subplan

                  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 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