Certificate in Writing: Creative Writing

Requirements (28 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

ENG 317Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry4
ENG 318Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction4
ENG 417Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry4
or ENG 418 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
Four units chosen from:4
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres
Four units chosen from:4
Analysis of Poetry
Analysis and Writing of Poetry
Analysis of Drama
Analysis and Writing of Drama
Analysis of Prose Ficition
Analysis and Writing of Prose Fiction
Analysis of Nonfiction Prose
Analysis and Writing of Nonfiction Prose
Eight units from any upper-division English courses which may include ENG 621.8
Total Units28