The English minor requires 18 hours from the following areas.
Introductory Course - 3 Hours
Any course at the 2000- or 3000-level (depending on student's core requirements) can count as an Introductory Course.
Distribution Requirements - 9 Hours
Student chooses one course from three of our four distribution areas:
Advanced Seminars - 6 Hours
Any two English courses at the 4000-level (other than 4940 and 4990) complete the minor.
Creative Writing Minor
The requirements for the creative writing minor are 15 hours chosen from:
Creative Writing - 9 Hours
3 Hours from
6 Hours from
Literature Courses - 6 Hours
Six hours of complementary courses in literature are to be chosen in consultation with the chair of creative writing.
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.
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.
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 Minor will have strengthened his or her ability to compete in the many professional settings that demand extensive writing.
Film Studies is an 18-hour minor 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
Vince Casaregola, 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
See the Medieval Studies program website.
Women's and Gender Studies
Women's and Gender 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 and Gender Studies minors are required to take a total of 18 hours. All courses must be listed or cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies. Cross-listed coursesdo 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 and Gender Studies certificate requirements, see here.