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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 and poetry.

Complementary coursework in literature enhances students' awareness of  literary traditions, enabling them to put their own creative compositions into dialogue with significant literary predecessors.

The creative writing minor requires 18 credits from the following areas:

Introductory Course
Any 2000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute may serve for both CAS core requirements and creative writing minor requirements. BS students may substitute any 3000 or 4000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute for Creative Writing minor introductory course credit.
Select one of the following:3
ENGL 2250
Conflict, Social Justice and Literature
ENGL 2350
Faith, Doubt and Literature
ENGL 2450
Nature, Ecology & Literature
ENGL 2550
Gender, Identity & Literature
ENGL 2650
Technology, Media & Literature
ENGL 2750
Film, Culture and Literature
ENGL 2850
Nation, Identity and Literature
Creative Writing Courses
Three credits of any 3000 or 4000-level English course with the Core Literature attribute may serve for both CAS core requirements and creative writing minor requirements.
Select three creative writing courses. Any course with the "English Creative Writing" attribute may count, such as:9
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
Topics in Creative Writing
ENGL 4050
The Craft of Poetry
ENGL 4060
The Craft of Fiction
ENGL 4070
The Craft of Creative Writing
ENGL 4120
Writing with Style
Literature Courses
Six credits of courses in English literature at the 3000 or 4000 level with the Core Literature attribute are required for the creative writing minor. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the coordinator of Creative Writing about complementary course choices.6
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

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.