Creative Writing


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

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

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/English Department and is only available at the St. Louis main 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 1500 Introduction to Creative Writing (1-3 hours)¬†
  • 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 Creative Writing** (1-3 hours)

*Note: May be repeated up to one time with instructor permission.

**Note: ENGL 4400 requires instructor permission, and may be repeated with 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)