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Option in Creative Writing (code ENGLBA02) (120 units)

The Creative Writing option is designed for students who wish to write, as well as study, fiction, poetry, plays, or media scripts. Exposure to traditional and recent literature is also of significant value for anyone seeking to master the forms and conventions of writing creatively for the literary marketplace.

This option consists of 45 units, 31 of which must be taken in the upper division, including the following:

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • ENGL 180 Appreciation of Literature (3)
    • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
  • Take one of the following:
    • ENGL 204 Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3)
    • ENGL 205 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
    • ENGL 206 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take the following:
    • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
  • Take nine units from the following:
    • ENGL 404, 405, 406, 407, 499
  • Take three classes chosen from the following classes in recent literature, literary genres, and literary criticism:
    • ENGL 385, 386, 459, 466, 467A/B, 469, 474, 475, 476A/B, 477A/B, 478, 479
  • Take electives to make up a total of 45 units chosen from the classes listed above and/or any upper-division English courses.

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