Saint Louis University

English Minor

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:

  • History and Context 
  • Culture and Critique 
  • Rhetoric and Argument
  • Form and Genre 

Advanced Seminars - 6 Hours

Any two English courses at the 4000-level (other than 4940 and 4990) complete the minor.

English Minor Checklist (New)

English Minor Checklist (Old)

Creative Writing Minor 

The requirements for the creative writing minor are 15 hours chosen from:

Creative Writing - 9 Hours

3 Hours from

  • ENGL 3030 The Writer as Reader 
  • ENGL 3040 Writing Literacy Narratives
  • ENGL 3050 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3060 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 3070 Creative Writing: Drama
  • ENGL 3080 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 3090 Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation
  • ENGL 3100 Creative Writing: Special Topics

6 Hours from

  • ENGL 4050 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 4060 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 4070 Advanced Creative Writing: Drama
  • ENGL 4080 Advanced Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 4090 Advanced Creative Writing: Time in Fiction
  • ENGL 4091 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation
  • ENGL 4120 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. 

Creative Writing Minor Checklist

Interdisciplinary Minors


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.


Creative and Professional Writing

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Creative and Professional Writing offers students an opportunity to gain experience in many different kinds of writing from poetry and fiction to journalism and public relations. The minor helps students develop and mature as writers by providing extensive practice in both creative and professional forms of writing. Though English and Communication majors frequently seek the minor in Creative and Professional Writing as an additional credential, students from any discipline may pursue it. The minor 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.

General Requirements:

The CPW minor requires 18 semester credits of writing courses, nine credits from English and nine credits from Communication. 4000-level writing courses in the English department may count both for the CPW minor and as electives for the English major or minor. Only one 3000-level course may count for both the CPW minor and the English major or minor (as long as the student has already completed the 3000-level literature course required for the College of Arts and Sciences core).

For More Information, Contact the Co-Directors:

Devin Johnston, Ph.D., Department of English
122 Adorjan Hall
(314) 977-3013

Nancy Wilson, Ph.D., Department of Communication
Xavier Hall
(314) 977-3196

CPW Minor Requirements

Film Studies

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

or contact

Vince Casaregola, Ph. D., Director
334 Adorjan Hall
(314) 977-7115

Medical Humanities

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
(314) 977-7071 


Medieval Studies

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.