- Undergraduate Program
The English minor requires 18 hours from the following areas.
Introductory Course- 3 Hours
Any course at the 200-level can count as an Introductory Course.
History and Context - 3 Hours
List as for Majors
Culture and Critique - 3 Hours
List as for Majors
Rhetoric and Argument- 3 Hours
List as for Majors
Form and Genre - 3 Hours
List as for Majors
Electives- 3 Hours
Any English course at the 400-level can count as the elective for the English minor.
Creative Writing Minor
The requirements for the creative writing minor are 15 hours chosen from:
Creative Writing - 9 Hours
3 Hours from
- ENGL 300 Foundations of Rhetoric and Writing
- ENGL 304 Writing Literacy Narratives
- ENGL 305 Creative Writing: Poetry
- ENGL 306 Creative Writing: Fiction
- ENGL 307 Creative Writing: Drama
- ENGL 308 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
- ENGL 309 Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation
6 Hours from
- ENGL 401 New Media Writing
- ENGL 405 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
- ENGL 406 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
- ENGL 407 Advanced Creative Writing: Drama
- ENGL 408 Advanced Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
- ENGL 409 Advanced Creative Writing: Special Topics
- ENGL 412 Language Studies: Special Topics
Literature Courses - 6 Hours
Six hours of complementary courses in literature are to be chosen in consultation with the chair of creative writing. Examples of complementary courses would be: two courses in American, British, or post-colonial fiction; two courses in American or British poetry; two courses in British or American drama; two courses in American ethnic literatures.
Creative and Professional Writing
The interdisciplinary program in Creative and Professional Writing offers students and opportunity to gain experience in many difference kinds of writing, from poetry and fiction to journalism and public relations. The program helps students develop and mature as writers by providing extensive practice in both creative and professional forms of writing. Though English or Communication majors frequently seek the concentration in Creative and Professional Writing as an additional credential, students from any discipline may pursue it.
The concentration can help students prepare directly for careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, or corporate communications, as well as for graduate study in creative writing or journalism. Any student who completes the Certificate will have strengthened his or her ability to compete in the many professional settings that demand extensive writing.
Film Studies is an 18-hour certificate program in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Film Studies Interdisciplinary minor Program offers students an interdisciplinary education in the many aspects of cinema, as they are reflected in fine and performing arts, communication, contemporary criticism, history and foreign languages and cultures.
The program is directed at students who wish to acquire a solid basic knowledge in film history and analysis. Its interdisciplinary character enables students to encounter film as a recent yet powerful art form, and to gauge its contribution to human cultures.
For more information on the Interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies click here
James F. Scott, Ph. D., Director
334 Adorjan Hall
The Medical Humanities program prepares students for careers in the Health Sciences by promoting awareness and understanding of culturally mutable conceptions of disease and care to build a foundation for ethical health service based on knowledge of, and respect for differing interpretations of illness experience and suffering.
Our program is open to any undergraduates interested in multicultural perspectives on health care and is especially appropriate for those planning a career in medicine, medical law, health care, or social service, and humanities majors interested in related fields, such as patient advocacy, or research in and applications of narrative medicine, historical and cultural studies of medicine, medical ethics, and art, music, or narrative therapies.
Anne Stiles, Ph.D., Director
233 Adorjan Hall
American Studies is an interdisciplinary field that emerged in the 1930's as a means of studying the exceptional qualities of American society and culture. The field has expanded in the nearly eighty years since its inception, and now encompasses broader issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and class, along with the growing influence of anthropology, folklore, material culture studies, and visual culture analysis.
Like all disciplines, American Studies faces many challenges ahead, as scholars work to reshape our understanding of what it means to be American in a global age. But these challenges make for lively and exciting times in the field, and American Studies majors and graduate students at Saint Louis University take an active part in meeting these challenges in the classroom and beyond.
See the American Studies program here.
Women's Studies represents both a content area (women and gender) and an approach which includes feminist pedagogy, feminist methodologies, and feminist strategies of interpretation. Saint Louis University has a growing Women's Studies Program, open to both men and women, with courses focusing on women and gender across the curriculum including professional schools such as nursing.
Women's Studies certificates are required to take a total of 18 hours. All courses must be listed or cross-listed with Women's Studies. Cross-listed courses do not have to be taken under the Women's Studies number to count, and courses can double and triple count for two majors, for minors, and for core requirements.
For Women's Studies certificate requirements, see here.
African American Studies
African American Studies is a systematic study of the racial, cultural and ethnic experiences of people of African heritage. The program of study enables students to understand national and world views of African American and African-world people in order to determine how such views have affected perceptions of self, family and community.
It is open to all students pursuing an undergraduate degree, regardless of race, color or national origin. Courses in African American Studies may fulfill selected core course requirements.
See the African American Studies program here.
See the Medieval Studies program website.