Creative Writing | Webster University

Creative Writing


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2020

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)