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, poetry, drama and creative non-fiction.

Complementary coursework in literature enhances students' awareness of literary traditions, enabling them to put their creative compositions into dialogue with significant literary predecessors.

The creative writing minor requires 18 credits from the following areas:

Introductory Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Literary Study
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
Select three creative writing courses. Any course with the "English Creative Writing" attribute may count, such as:9
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 Drama
Literature Courses
Six credits of courses in English literature at the 3000 or 4000 level 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.

Students can complete all or part of the creative writing minor at SLU's campus in Madrid.

Learn More