Minor in Creative Writing
The minor in Creative Writing provides students with a chance to pursue their passion for creative writing while engaging with a wide range of texts, ideas, and cultural works. In Creative Writing classes, students work with an active, publishing faculty. They learn by vigorous practice; by focused studies of craft; and by extensive reading, analysis and discussion of their work, as well as that of published authors.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Creative Work: Students will produce a written creative work demonstrating growth as writers.
- Literature: Students will read, discuss, and analyze the work of a broad range of writers from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and explain how literature in general, and their own genre in particular, relates to the larger human experience.
- Craft Elements: Students will write and revise creative nonfiction, fiction, plays, and/or poetry using the elements of craft to embody their individual and universal visions as well as analyze and discuss craft elements in their peers’ work.
Minor in Creative Writing - 18 units
A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.
All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Fundamentals (3 units)
|C W 301||Fundamentals of Creative Writing||3|
|C W 302||Fundamentals of Creative Reading||3|
Craft (3 units)
|C W 511GW||Craft of Poetry - GWAR||3|
|C W 512GW||Craft of Fiction - GWAR||3|
|C W 513GW||Craft of Playwriting - GWAR||3|
Minor Electives (12 units)
|C W 506||The Business of Creative Writing||3|
|C W 507||Writing on the Body||3|
|C W 508||3|
|C W 510||The Creative Process||3|
|C W 514||Contemporary World Poetry||3|
|C W 520||Writers on Writing||3|
|C W 550||Poetry Center Workshop||3|
|C W 600||Special Topics in Writing||3|
|C W 602||Playwriting||3|
|C W 603||Short Story Writing||3|
|C W 604||Poetry Writing||3|
|C W 605||Writing and Performing Monologues||3|
|C W 606||Art of Revision: from Draft to Manuscript||3|
|C W 609||Directed Writing for B.A. Students||3|
|C W 640||Transfer Literary Magazine||3|