Creative Writing, Minor

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:

Introductory Course
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.
Select one of the following:3
Conflict, Social Justice and Literature
Faith, Doubt and Literature
Nature, Ecology & Literature
Gender, Identity & Literature
Technology, Media & Literature
Film, Culture and Literature
Nation, Identity and Literature
Creative Writing Courses
Three credits of any 3000 or 4000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute may serve for both CAS core requirements and creative writing minor requirements.
Select three creative writing courses. Any course with the "English Creative Writing" attribute may count, such as:9
Writing Literacy Narratives
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation
Topics in Creative Writing
The Craft of Poetry
The Craft of Fiction
The Craft of Creative Writing
Writing with Style
Literature Courses
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.6
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

All English courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to count for the creative writing minor requirements and for the student to continue in the minor.