Minor in Creative Writing

Units required for Minor: 18

Program Description

The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Grades of "C-" or better are required in all courses in the minor.

Note: Nine of the units for the minor, including at least 6 upper division units, must be taken in residence at Sacramento State.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (18 Units)
ENGL 30AIntroduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 30BIntroduction to Writing Fiction3
or ENGL 30C Introduction to Poetry Writing
Select 12 additional units of Creative Writing courses (minimum of 9 must be upper division) 12
Total Units18

  The following courses may not be counted toward the minor:

ENGL 1Basic Writing Skills3
ENGL 5Accelerated Academic Literacies3
ENGL 1CCritical Thinking and Writing3
ENGL 5MAccelerated Academic Literacies - Multilingual3
ENGL 20College Composition II3
ENGL 109MWriting for GWAR Placement-Multilingual3
ENGL 109WWriting for GWAR Placement3
ENGL 120AAdvanced Composition3