Creative Writing Minor

Courses in Literature

African American Studies

C143B. Research-to-Performance Laboratory
C143C. Black Theatre Workshop
150B. African American Literature 1920 to Present
N150B. Survey of African American Literary Forms and Styles 1920 to 1980
152F. Neo-Slave Narratives
153C. Novels of Toni Morrison
155. Literature of the Caribbean: Significant Themes
159. Special Topics in African American Literature (3 or 4 units only)
165. African American Poetry: Eyes on the Prize

Ancient Greek & Roman Studies

124. Classical Poetics
130M. Slavery and Literature in the Greco-Roman World

American Studies

C152. Native American Literature


160AC. Forms of Folklore
162. Topics in Folklore


104A. Modern Arabic Prose
104B. Classical Arabic Prose
105A. Modern Arabic Poetry
105B. Classic Arabic Poetry
111A-B. Survey of Arabic Literature (in Arabic)

Armenian Studies

124. Armenian Literature in Social Context

Asian American Studies

172. Asian American Literature
175. Contemporary Narratives on the Philippines and the United States
176. Genre in Asian American Literature
178. Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Culture
181. Chinese American Literature
183. Korean American Literature

Buddhist Studies

C140. Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts
C141. Introductory Readings in Japanese Buddhist Texts

Celtic Studies

119A. Welsh and Arthurian Literature of the Middle Ages
119B. Welsh and Arthurian Literature of the Middle Ages
125. Irish Literature in Translation
138. Irish Literature
139. Irish Literature
146A-B. Medieval Welsh Language and Literature
168. Celtic Mythology and the Oral Tradition

Chicano Studies

141. Chicana Feminist Writers and Discourse
142. Major Chicano Writers
143. Chicano and Latin American Literature


120. Ancient Chinese Prose
122. Ancient Chinese Poetry
134. Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry
136. Readings in Medieval Prose
C140. Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts
155. Readings in Vernacular Chinese Literature
156. Modern Chinese Literature
157. Contemporary Chinese Literature
179. Exploring Premodern Chinese Novels
180. The Story of the Stone

College Writing Programs

140A. Readings on Creative Writing

Comparative Literature

100. Introduction to Comparative Literature
100A: Introduction to Comparative Literature: Literature and Philosophy
100B: Introduction to Comparative Literature: Society and Culture
100C: Introduction to Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural History
100D: Introduction to Comparative Literature 
120. The Biblical Tradition in Western Literature
151. The Ancient Mediterranean World
152. The Middle Ages
153. The Renaissance
154. 18th- and 19th- Century Literature
155. The Modern Period
156. Fiction and Culture of the Americas
156AC. Online: Fiction and Culture of the Americas
165. Myth and Literature
171. Topics in Modern Greek Literature
190. Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature


140. Topics in Dutch Literature
C164. The Indonesian Connection: Dutch (Post)colonial History and Culture in Southeast Asia

East Asian Languages and Cultures

105. Dynamics of Romantic Core Values in East Asian Premodern Literature and Contemporary Film
106. Expressing the Ineffable in China and Beyond: The Making of Meaning in Poetic Writing
108. Revisiting the Classics: Chinese and Greek Poetry in Translation
111. Reading Global Politics in Contemporary East Asian Literature
116. Modern East Asian Fiction
117. Lu Xun and His Worlds
160. Neurodiversity in Literature
162. Science Fiction in East Asia


100. The Seminar on Criticism
107. The English Bible as Literature
110. Medieval Literature
111. Chaucer
112. Middle English Literature
114A-B. English Drama
115A-B. The English Renaissance
117A-T. Shakespeare
118. Milton
119. Literature of the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century
120. Literature of the Later 18th Century
121. Romantic Period
122. Victorian Period
125A-E. The English Novel
126. British Literature: 1900-1945
127. Modern Poetry
128. Modern Drama
130A-D. American Literature
131. American Poetry
132. American Novel
133A. African American Literature and Culture Before 1917
133B. African American Literature and Culture Since 1917
133T. Topics in African American Literature and Culture
134. Contemporary Literature
135AC. Literature of American Cultures
C136. Topics in American Studies
137A. Chicana/o Literature and Culture to 1910
137B. Chicana/o Literature and Culture to 1910
137T. Topics in Chicana/o Literature and Culture
138. Studies in World Literature in English
139. The Cultures of English
152. Women Writers
153T. Topics in Asian American Literatures and Cultures
165. Special Topics
165AC. Special Topics in American Cultures
166. Special Topics
166AC: Special Topics in American Cultures
170. Literature and the Arts
171. Literature and Sexual Identity
172. Literature and Psychology
174. Literature and History
175. Literature and Disability
176. Literature and Popular Culture
177. Literature and Philosophy
178. British and American Folklore
178A. Literature and Law
179. Literature and Linguistics
180A-Z. Genres of Literature
190. Research Seminar 

Ethnic Studies

100. Comparative Ethnic Literature in America
N100. Comparative Ethnic Literature in America
174. Existential Panic in American Ethnic Literature
175. Literature from Ethnic Movements


112A-B. Medieval Literature
114A. Late Medieval Literature
116A. 16th-Century Literature: Margot to Montaigne
117A-B. 17th-Century Literature
118A-B. 18th-Century Literature
119A-B. 19th-Century Literature
120A-B. 20th-Century Literature
121A-B. Literary Themes, Genres, and Structures
122A-B. Literary Criticism
123. Prose Fiction
124A. Modern Theatre
126. Senior Seminar
140B-D. French Literature in English Translation
150A-B. Women in French Literature
151A-B. Francophone Literature
172A. Psychoanalytic Theory and Literature
174. Music and Literature
175A. Literature and the Visual Arts
176. Philosophy and Literature
185. Literature and Colonialism  

Gender and Women’s Studies

C146A. Cultural Representations of Sexualities: Queer Literary Culture


108. Literary Translation
110. The Literature of the Middle Ages
112. Early Modern Literature
123. From 1800 to the Present
131. Goethe
140. Romanticism
147. German Drama and Opera
148. Topics in Narrative
151. 18th- to 21st Century German Poetry
152. Modern Literature
155. Kafka
156. Literature in the Digital Age
160E. Holocaust: Media Memory, and Representation


100. Plato and Attic Prose
101. Homer
102. Drama and Society
105. The Greek New Testament
115. Archaic Poetry
116. Greek Drama
117. Hellenistic Poets
120. Herodotus
121. Thucydides
122. Attic Oratory
123. Plato and Aristotle
125. Greek Literature of the Hellenistic and Imperial Periods


104A-B. Modern Hebrew Literature and Culture

Italian Studies

104. Reading Italian Literature
109. Dante’s Commedia (in Italian)
110. Literature and Culture of the 13th- and 14th-Centuries
112. 16th-Century Literature and Culture
115. 19th-Century Literature and Culture
117. 20th- and 21st-Century Literature
120. Topics in Italian Studies
130A. Dante’s Inferno (in English)
130B. Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso (in English)
163. Special Topics in Italian Literature


130. Classical Japanese Poetry
132. Pre-Modern Japanese Diary (Nikki) Literature
140. Heian Prose
144. Edo Literature
155. Modern Japanese Literature
159. Contemporary Japanese Literature
170. Classical Japanese Literature in Translation
173. Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
177. Urami: Rancor and Revenge in Japanese Literature
180. Ghosts and the Modern Literary Imagination
181. Reframing Disasters: Fukushima, Before and After


101. Fourth-Year Readings – Literature
130. Genre and Occasion in Traditional Poetry
140. Narrating Persons and Objects in Traditional Korean Prose
150. Modern Korean Poetry
153. Readings in Modern Korean Literature
155. Modern Korean Fiction
157. Contemporary Korean Literature
170. Intercultural Encounters in Korean Literature
172. Gender and Korean Literature
174. Modern Korean Fiction in Translation
180. Critical Approaches to Modern Korean Literature
188. Cold War Culture in Korea: Literature and Film


100. Republican Prose
101. Vergil
102. Lyric and Society
115. Roman Drama
116. Lucretius, Vergil’s Georgics
119. Latin Epic
120. Latin Prose to AD 14
121. Tacitus
122. Post-Augustan Prose
140. Medieval Latin
155A. Readings in Medieval Latin

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies (LGBT)

146. Cultural Representations of Sexuality
C146A. Cultural Representations of Sexualities: Queer Literary Culture

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC)

105. Ancient Mesopotamian Literature
113. Gilgamesh: King, Hero, and God
132. Biblical Poetry
139. Modern Jewish Literatures
150A. Arabic Literature in Translation
150B. Arabic Literature in Translation
152. Cultural Encounters in Modern Arabic Literature
154. Narratives of Identity in Israeli and Palestinian Fiction
155. The Thousand and One Nights in World Literary Imagination

Native American Studies

C152. Native American Literature

Near Eastern Studies

105A. Ancient Mesopotamian Documents and Literature
113. Gilgamesh: King, Hero and God
132. Biblical Poetry
139. Modern Jewish Literatures
150A-B. Arabic Literature in Translation
152. Cultural Encounters in Modern Arabic Literature
154. Narratives of Identity in Israeli and Palestinian Fiction
155. Wonder and the Fantastic: The Thousand and One Nights in World Literary Imagination
162A-B. History of Persian Literature
165. Film and Fiction of Iran
170A-B. Turkish Literature in Translation


101A-B. Readings in Persian Literature
102A-B. Readings in Classical Persian Prose
103A-B. Classical Persian Poetry
104B. Contemporary Persian Literature
105. Modern Analytical Prose in Persian


107. Introduction to Portuguese Literature and Culture
128. 20th-Century Brazilian Literature
135. Studies in Luso-Brazilian Literature


112. Rhetoric of Narrative Genres in Nonliterate Societies
121. Rhetoric of Fiction
122. Rhetoric of Drama
124. Rhetoric of Poetry
125. Poetics and Poetry
127. Novel, Society and Politics
129. Rhetoric of Autobiography
129AC. Autobiography and American Individualism
130. Novel into Film
131T. Genre in Film and Literature
156. Rhetoric of the Political Novel


101C. Intermediate Sanskrit: Sahitya (Literary Sanskrit)


106. The Works of Hans Christian Andersen
C107. Plays of Ibsen
C108. Strindberg
116. Studies in Prose
120. The Novel in Scandinavian
125. Old Norse Literature
150. Studies in Scandinavian Literature
160. Scandinavian Myth and Religion
C160. Scandinavian Myth and Religion
165. Scandinavian Folklore
170. Arctic Folklore and Mythology in Nordic Lands

Slavic Languages and Literatures

131. Literature, Art, and Society in 20th Century Russia
132. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the English Novel
133. The Novel in Russia and the West
134A-G. Major Russian Authors
134N. Studies in Russian Literature
C134N. Russian and Asia
139. Post-Soviet Cultures
147A. East Slavic Folklore
147B. Balkan Folklore
150. Polish Literature and Intellectual Trends
151. Readings in Polish Literature
170. Survey of Yugoslav Literatures
171. Readings in Yugoslav Literatures
181. Readings in Russian Literature
182. Pushkin
188. Russian Prose

Southeast Asian Studies

128. Introduction to Modern Indonesian and Malaysian Literature in Translation
129. Mainland Southeast Asian Literature
130. Articulations of the Female in Indonesia
148. Philippines: History, Literature, Performance
152. Filipino Mythology
170: Narratives of Vietnam and Vietnamese Diaspora


104A-B. Survey of Spanish American Literature
107A-B. Survey of Spanish Literature
111A-B. Cervantes
115. Spanish Poetry
135. Studies in Hispanic Literature
135W. Studies in Hispanic Literature–Writing Intensive
142. Spanish-American Fiction in English Translation


101A-B. Readings in Tamil

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

C107. Plays of Ibsen
C108. Strindberg
126 Performance Literatures
C183C. Black Theatre Workshop


101A-B. Readings in Modern Turkish