FALL 2021

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2021 – 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 29, 2021.

African American Studies 164: Spoken Word: Oral Tradition & Transformation from Poetry to Hip Hop, Standup & Beyond

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 145: Writing Technology

English 166-003: Special Topics: Race, Social Class, Creative Writing, and Difference** 

Native American Studies 150: Native American Narratives

See application instructions and deadlines on the Department of English website under Courses: Fall 2021 Announcement of Classes and information published in the fall 2021 Schedule of Classes. Per the English 143A, English 143B, English 143C and English 143N pages, applications are due by 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 (new date).

** English 166-003 taught by Professor Cecil S. Giscombe is a special approval creative writing course for fall 2021 only. It may satisfy a creative writing OR literature course requirement for the minor.

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2021, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Fall 2021 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 demir@berkeley.edu.

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? Contact Laura Demir at demir@berkeley.edu.