Creative Writing & Journalism Courses

Spring 2022 Courses for Yale College Students

Applications are due by noon on November 11. Decision notices will be sent via email by 5:00 pm ET on November 17. Where no application is required in advance, students may enroll during registration period, November 18 through December 15. In some cases, students may enroll without instructor permission. Please check the course sites on Canvas for further information. This link will filter for YC English: Creative Writing courses on Yale Course Search.


ENGL 404-01 Reading Fiction for Craft. Michael Cunningham. W 3.30-5.20.
Application for ENGL 404 01

ENGL 404-02 Reading Fiction for Craft. Adam Sexton. MW 2.30-3.45.


ENGL 407 Introduction to Writing Fiction. Susan Choi. T 1.30-3.20.
Application for ENGL 407

ENGL 408 Introduction to Writing Poetry. Cynthia Zarin. W 9.25-11.15.
Application for ENGL 408

ENGL 411 American Horror Stories. Richard Deming. W 1.30-3.20.

ENGL 423/FILM 397/THST 228 Writing About the Performing Arts. Margaret Spillane. TTh 11.35-12.50.

ENGL 425 Writing the Television Drama. Derek Green. W 3.30-5.20.

ENGL 428 Young Adult Writing. Jacob Halpern. M 1.30-3.20.

ENGL 429 Writing Humor. Ryan Wepler. MW 11.35-12.50.
Application for ENGL 429 (
due December 1; decisions emailed by December 8)

ENGL 450 Daily Themes. Mark Oppenheimer. M 1.30-3.20.
Application for ENGL 450


ENGL 455 Writing about Oneself. Anne Fadiman. Th 2.30-5.30.
Application and Guidelines for ENGL 455

ENGL 456/LITR 348/HUMS 427/JDST 316 The Practice of Literary Translation. Peter Cole. TTh 2.30-3.45.
Application Guidelines for ENGL 456

ENGL 459/MB&B 459/EVST 215 Writing About Science, Medicine, and the Environment. Carl Zimmer. M 1.30-3.20.
Application and Guidelines for ENGL 459

ENGL 460 Advanced Poetry Writing. Cynthia Zarin. T 3.30-5.20.
Application for ENGL 460

ENGL 461 The Art and Craft of Television Drama. Aaron Tracy. M 3.30-5.20.
Application for ENGL 461

ENGL 462/FILM 401/THST 453 Writing Screenplay Adaptations. Donald Margulies. T 1.30-4.30
Application for ENGL 462/FILM 401/THST 453

ENGL 465-01 Advanced Fiction Writing. Susan Choi. T 11.00-12.50.
Application for ENGL 465-01

ENGL 465-02 Advanced Fiction Writing. Michael Cunningham. Th 1.30-3.20.
Application for ENGL 465-02

ENGL 467/PLSC 467 Journalism. Susan Dominus. T 9.25-11.15.
Application for ENGL 467

ENGL 473 The Journalism of Ideas. James Surowiecki. W 1.30-3.20.
Application for ENGL 473

ENGL 480 Long-form Narrative. Sarah Stillman. M 1.30-4.00.
Application for ENGL 480

ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing. Staff.
*Application for ENGL 487  is due in the previous term.

ENGL 489 The Writing Concentration Senior Project. Staff.
*Application for ENGL 489  is due in the previous term.