Writing (Course 21W)

Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program

Bachelor of Science in Writing
(Creative Writing Option)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between three and six subjects can be from the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis (CI-M)12
Select one of the following:12
Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Genre Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Writing Science Fiction (CI-M)
Poetry Workshop (CI-M)
Advanced Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Advanced Poetry Workshop (CI-M)
Science Writing in Contemporary Society (CI-M)
Restricted Electives
Select six subjects centered on creative writing, of which one is normally introductory; three subjects in literature, one of which may be in CMS.99-108
Units in Major129-138
Unrestricted Electives 178-123
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36-72)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

1

This chart has been calculated based on an overlap of 36 units (three subjects) between the HASS General Institute Requirement and the departmental requirements. Students who develop a program of study with more overlap will be able to select more unrestricted electives to meet the number of total units beyond the GIRs required for an SB degree.

 

Bachelor of Science in Writing
(Digital Media Option)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between three and six subjects can be from the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
21W.764[J]The Word Made Digital12
21W.765[J]Interactive Narrative12
21W.785Communicating with Web-Based Media12
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis (CI-M)12
Select one of the following:12
Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Genre Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Writing Science Fiction (CI-M)
Poetry Workshop (CI-M)
Advanced Fiction Workshop (CI-M)
Advanced Poetry Workshop (CI-M)
Science Writing in Contemporary Society (CI-M)
Restricted Electives
Select three subjects in writing, which may be in digital media, creative writing, or science writing, and three related subjects from another department.63-72
Units in Major129-138
Unrestricted Electives 178-123
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36-72)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

1

This chart has been calculated based on an overlap of 36 units (three subjects) between the HASS General Institute Requirement and the departmental requirements. Students who develop a program of study with more overlap will be able to select more unrestricted electives to meet the number of total units beyond the GIRs required for an SB degree. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Writing
(Science Writing Option)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between three and six subjects can be from the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
21W.777Science Writing in Contemporary Society (CI-M)12
21W.778Science Journalism12
21W.792Science Writing Internship12
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis (CI-M)12
Restricted Electives
Select four subjects in writing, of which one is normally introductory; three are writing subjects approved for this major, and one is in digital media48
Select one approved Science, Technology, and Society subject12
Units in Major114
Unrestricted Electives 1102-138
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36-72)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

1

This chart has been calculated based on an overlap of 36 units (three subjects) between the HASS General Institute Requirement and the departmental requirements. Students who develop a program of study with more overlap will be able to select more unrestricted electives to meet the number of total units beyond the GIRs required for an SB degree.