Creative Writing Minor

Summer 2022

SUMMER 2022 CREATIVE WRITING COURSES at Cal – See below and visit Summer Sessions 2022.

ENGLISH 141-001: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.) (4 units)
ENGLISH 180H-001: Short Story (4 units) taught by Vikram Chandra – This is a special approval creative writing course. It may count as a creative writing course OR a literature course for the Creative Writing Minor.

SPECIAL APPROVAL:  If you TAKE TWO* of the following creative writing courses offered by the College Writing Programs Summer Creative Writing Workshops, the two courses together, which will total three or four units, may SATISFY ONE of the three creative writing course requirements:

COLLEGE WRITING N131 – Section 001: Creative Non-Fiction: Cultural Critique (2 units) 
COLLEGE WRITING N131 – Section 003: Creative Non-Fiction: Cultural Critique
 (2 units)
COLLEGE WRITING N132 – 001: The Craft of Short Fiction (2 units)
COLLEGE WRITING N133 – 001:  The Craft of Dramatic Writing (2 units)
COLLEGE WRITING 134 – Section 001: The Craft of Poetry  (2 units)
COLLEGE WRITING 134 – Section 003: The Craft of Poetry  (2 units)
COLLEGE WRITING 135 – Section 001: The Craft of Creative Writing – Workshopping & Performance  (1 unit)
COLLEGE WRITING 135 – Section 003:  The Craft of Creative Writing – Workshopping & Performance
 (1 unit)

* If you take only one of the above courses, it will not satisfy a creative writing course requirement for the minor.

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING SUMMER 2022, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Summer Sessions 2022 Course Offerings.

Found an upper-division, three- or four-semester 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

Updated: 5/25/22