Creative Writing Minor

Spring 2023

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING SPRING 2023 as of October 24, 2022. – Look up courses in CalCentral.

COLWRIT 132: Introduction to the Craft of Short Fiction
EALANG 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 143E: Playwriting*
ENGLISH 143N: Prose Nonfiction*
ENGLISH 180H: Short Story**
ENGLISH 243N:Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop (graduate level)*
FILM 181: Screenwriting
THEATER 139B: Playwriting

* The deadline to apply for English 143A, 143B, 143E, 143N, and 243N is OCTOBER 28, 2022. 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.

** English 180H: Short Story is an approved literature course for the minor. When it is taught by Professor Fiona McFarlane, it has special approval to count as a literature course OR a creative writing course.

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

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? Contact Laura Demir at