Fall

APPROVED CREATIVE WRITING COURSES OFFERED DURING FALL 2017 - Look up courses in CalCentral.

African American Studies 158A: Poetry for the People: The Writing and Teaching of Poetry

African American Studies 164: Spoken Word: Oral Tradition and Transformation from Poetry to Hip Hop has special approval as a creative writing course for the minor in fall 2017.

College Writing Program 131: Introduction to the Craft of Creative Nonfiction

College Writing Program 133: Introduction to the Craft of Dramatic Writing

English 141: Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.)

English 143A: Short Fiction*

English 143B: Verse*

English 143N: Prose Nonfiction*

English 143T: Poetry Translation Workshop*
 - The application deadline for this course has been extended. See course information
   on Department of English websiteTo apply, send Professor Hass(bobhass@berkeley.edu)
   an email describing your interest in the course and the project you would like to work on.
   You can choose to translate poetry from any language into English. (Please note these application
   instructions differ from what is published on the Department of English website since the application
   deadline has been extended for this specific course.)

English 165: Special Topics: The Art of Writing - Professor Lyn Hejinian's course has special approval as a creative writing course for the minor in fall 2017.

Environmental Design 101B: Writing about Environmental Design: Longer Compositions (3 or 4 units only)

Film 180: Introduction to Screenwriting


Film 181: Screenwriting

Native American Studies 150. Native American Narratives

Rhetoric 124: Rhetoric of Poetry - Professor Barbara Freeman's course has special approval as a creative writing course for the minor in fall 2017.

Theater 139A: Fundamentals of Playwriting
139B. Playwriting

* See application instructions and deadlines on the Department of English website under Courses. The Fall 2017 Announcement of Classes pages will be available on Monday, April 10th. Also, see Class Notes in the Schedule of Classes for deadline and application instructions. Per the Class Notes, "you must electronically submit an application and writing sample by 11 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 27." 

TO FIND APPROVED LITERATURE COURSES OFFERED DURING Fall 2017, compare the approved list of literature courses on the Creative Writing Minor website with the Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes in CalCentral.

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 demir@berkeley.edu.

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 demir@berkeley.edu.