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:
|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|
|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|
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.