Through small, intensive writing workshops, students minoring in creative writing at Saint Louis University build their abilities to use innovative craft techniques to develop multiple dimensions of textual complexity in creative compositions, including fiction and poetry.
Complementary coursework in literature enhances students' awareness of literary traditions, enabling them to put their own creative compositions into dialogue with significant literary predecessors.
The creative writing minor requires 18 credits from the following areas:
Any 2000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute may serve for both CAS core requirements and creative writing minor requirements. BS students may substitute any 3000 or 4000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute for Creative Writing minor introductory course credit.
Six credits of courses in English literature at the 3000 or 4000 level with the Core Literature attribute are required for the creative writing minor. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the coordinator of Creative Writing about complementary course choices.
All English courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to count for English minor requirements and for the student to continue in the minor.