Dec 04, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing Concentration


Creative writing is offered in the English Department through both undergraduate and graduate degrees. A master of arts in English with a creative thesis option is available as a 34-unit program, and the bachelor of arts in English with a creative writing emphasis is a 48-unit program. Sequences of courses are available in fiction writing, poetry writing, screen and script writing, and nonfiction writing.

An Introductory Course


Complete one of the following courses Or relevant GE courses and other courses from the School of Arts and Humanities per consultation with a department advisor:

Three 300/400 Level Creative Writing Courses


Complete three of the following courses. Courses must be from at least two of the three different genre groupings listed below (Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction):

A Senior Capstone Course


Complete the following course:

Additional Advanced or Experiential Course


Students who declare minors in a related field may consult with a department advisor for the possibility of waiving or double-counting units in Additional Advanced or Experiential Course.

Complete one or more of the following courses for a total of four units:

Units


Total units in the Creative Writing concentration: 24

Sample Four-Year Program


English, B.A., Creative Writing Concentration


Freshman Year: 30-32 Units


Fall Semester (15-16 Units)

Spring Semester (15-16 Units)

Sophomore Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Total Units: 120


**Be sure to take 4 additional English major elective units if took neither ENGL 160B  as a freshman or a C1 or C2 course in the English Department (ENGL 207 , ENGL 273 , ENGL 314 , ENGL 315 , ENGL 345 ). (see concentration plan in catalog)

****See list in Catalog of accepted experiential courses for CW concentration

For 300/400 level CW courses, see catalog description for upper division CW courses.