Creative Writing Minor

Fall 2023

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2023 – 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 14, 2023.

African American Studies 164: Spoken Word: Oral Tradition & Transformation from Poetry to Hip Hop, Standup & Beyond
Asian American Studies 173: Creative Writing: “Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction in Asian America”
College Writing Programs: 130: Introduction to the Craft of Creative Writing
East Asian Languages and Cultures 125: The Art of Writing: Writing the Limits of Empathy
English 141: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.)
English 143A: Short Fiction*
English 143B: Verse*
English 143C: Long Narrative*
English 143N: Prose Nonfiction*
English 243A: Fiction Writing Workshop (graduate level)*
Film and Media 180: Introduction to Screenwriting
Film and Media 182: TV Writing
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies: 139A. Fundamentals of Playwriting

* The deadline to apply for English 143A, 143B, 143C, 143N, and 243A is APRIL 24, 2023. The application link is in the class description for each course in the Schedule of Classes. If you have questions regarding applying, contact the relevant instructor.

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2023, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Fall 2023 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.