Creative Writing Minor

Spring 2024

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING SPRING 2024 as of October 9, 2023. – Look up courses in CalCentral.

ART 182: Creative Writing for Artists
ASAMST 173: Creative Writing
COLWRIT 131: Introduction to the Craft of Creative Nonfiction
ENGLISH 141: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.)
ENGLISH 143A: Short Fiction (two sections)*
ENGLISH 143B: Verse*
ENGLISH 143E: Playwriting*
FILM 181: Screenwriting
THEATER 139B: Playwriting

* The deadline to apply for English 143A, 143B, and 143E is OCTOBER 27, 2023. The application link is in the class description for each course in the Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes. If you have questions regarding applying, contact the relevant instructor.

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING Spring 2024, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Spring 2024 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