Creative Writing Minor

Fall 2024

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2024 – Look up courses in CalCentral. Check notes section in Schedule and on departmental websites to see if the course has an application process. This page was updated April 19, 2024

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
College Writing Programs 175: Players, Spectators & Fanatics: Writing on the Cultures of Sports
English 141: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.)
English 143A: Short Fiction*
English 143B: Verse*
English 143C: Long Narrative*
Film and Media 180: Introduction to Screenwriting
Film and Media 182: TV Writing

* The deadline to apply for English 143A, 143B, and 143C is May 3, 2024. 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 2024, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Fall 2024 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.