Minor in Creative Writing

Designed for non-English majors, the 21 unit Minor in Creative Writing supports development of students' creative writing processes.  In three required course categories (foundations, workshop, and seminar) students draft, appreciate, and critique their original work and that of published authors, working independently and collaboratively. In three elective courses, students choose from a variety of creative writing practices, applications, and vocations, to gain hands-on experience teaching, editing, publishing, and/or performing.  Some examples of such experience include working with K-12 students, editing a campus literary magazine, working with the campus radio station, performing at open mics on and off campus, and using creative writing approaches, pedagogies, and processes toward other forms of community outreach.  Students will gain expertise relevant to a wide range of careers such as those in other arts, communications, science, business, government, and health and human services. 

Requirements for a minor in Creative Writing (21 units)

ENG 2500Introduction to Creative Writing Studies 3
ENG 3500Literary Movements: Aesthetics and Craft3
ENG 5130Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres3
One Workshop Chosen From: 3
Poetry Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction
One Creative Writing Elective Chosen From: 3
Writing for Performance
Poetry Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Media Performance Practicum
Teaching English in the Secondary Schools
Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom B
Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres
Literary Production I
Literary Production II
Two English Electives Chosen from any Upper-Division English Courses6
Please note: ENG 3500 can only be taken once for credit; ENG 4170 and ENG 4180 can each be taken for up to 6 units of credit; and ENG 5130 may be taken again for credit as topics change.
Total Units21