Creative Writing

An Interdisciplinary Minor Program

"That was the deep fun of the job: to feel within my body that I was pushing out to new areas of feeling, strange landmarks of emotion, tramping upon foreign soil, compounding new relationships of perception, making new and -- until that very split second of time! -- unheard-of and unfelt effects with words. It had a bouying and tonic impact upon me; my senses would strain to seek for more and more of such relationships; my temperature would rise as I worked. That is writing as I feel it, a kind of significant living."

-Richard Wright

The Creative Writing Minor Program at the University of California, Berkeley is offered by the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science. The approved courses students take to satisfy the minor course requirements are offered by over thirty departments on campus. Interested undergraduate students in any major may earn an interdepartmental minor in Creative Writing by completing three approved upper-division creative writing courses and two approved upper-division literature courses from any department that offers them, satisfying the minor requirements, and declaring the minor.

Athletic-Handbook-iconCopies of the Creative Writing Minor Student Handout may be downloaded from this website and are available in 251 Evans Hall and on the bulletin board outside 247 Evans Hall. Minor requirements and approved courses for the minor are published on this handout and the Creative Writing Minor website. The Creative Writing Minor website contains additional information for students who are interested in the minor program or who are in the process of earning the minor. Download the PDF version of this handout.


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Minor Coordinator

Laura Demir
PH: (510) 642-5640
Office: 251 Evans Hall
Mailbox: 258 Evans Hall
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The Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

231 Evans Hall
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