Creative Writing


Effective 1 June 2021 through 31 May 2022

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/English Department and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this minor, the student will be able to:

  • Read as writer, understanding and analyzing a range of literary strategies, such as language, voice, form, etc.
  • Produce accomplished creative work that demonstrates a command of literary strategies in a variety of genres.

Required Courses

Only the following classes may count toward a minor in creative writing.

12-15 hours from the following:

  • ENGL 2150 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2160 Creative Writing: Fiction (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2170 Creative Writing: Playwriting (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2180 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2190 Creative Writing: Translation (3 hours)
  • ENGL 4400 Advanced Writing Workshop* (3 hours)

*Note: ENGL 4400 requires prerequisites and instructor permission.

3-6 hours from the following:

  • ENGL 3030 Topics in Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3040 Topics in Fiction (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3050 Topics in Drama (3 hours)