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Creative and Professional Writing (Minor)

This six-course, interdisciplinary program invites you to draw upon classes in both English and communication to gain practical training in writing poetry, fiction, essays, journalism and screenplays. 

 


Saint Louis University's minor in creative and professional writing also offers business-oriented courses in corporate communication, professional writing, editing and advertising.

It  is open to students from all majors. Students studying communication or English frequently complete this minor.

Curriculum
  • ENGL 3030: Creative Writing: Prose Nonfiction
  • ENGL 3040: Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 3050: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3060: Creative Writing: Literature and Translation
  • ENGL 3070-3090: Creative Writing: Special Topics
  • ENGL 3850: Foundations of Rhetoric and Writing
  • ENG 3870: Technical Writing through Media
  • ENGL 4000: Business and Professional Writing
  • ENGL 4010: New Media Writing
  • ENGL 4050: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 4060: Advanced Creative Writing:  Fiction
  • ENGL 4070: Advanced Creative Writing: Drama
  • ENGL 4080: Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 4090: Advanced Creative Writing: Special Topics
  • ENGL 4980: Advanced Independent Study
  • CMM 2100: Journalism: Newswriting
  • CMM 3110: Feature Writing
  • CMM 3120: Multimedia Script Writing
  • CMM 3130: Editorial and Opinion Writing
  • CMM 3140: Essay Writing
  • CMM 3610: Writing for Public Relations
  • CMM 3710: Advertising Writing and Production
  • CMM 4160: Editing
Internships and Careers

Several internship possibilities are available to students minoring in creative and professional writing at SLU, including opportunities in journalism, advertising and public relations.

Graduates who have minored in creative and professional writing at SLU have found careers in print journalism, copy editing, public relations, advertising and teaching.

Faculty
  • Devin Johnston, Ph.D., co-director
  • April Trees, Ph.D., co-director