Minor Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours

Introductory Course (4 hours)

ENGL 10600TELLING STORIES:READING LIT:IM4

One Course is American Literature (3-4 hours)

Students must take one course in American literature. Choose from the following courses: 

ENGL 21900READ AM LIT:IM,UD1-4
ENGL 32800STUDIES IN AMERICAN LIT:IM3
ENGL 35000AMERICAN LIT I:CA,UD4
ENGL 35100AMERICAN LITERATURE II:IM4

One Course is British Literature (3-4 hours)

Students must take one course in British literature. Choose from the following courses: 

ENGL 20900SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE:CM3
ENGL 22200READ BRIT LIT:CA, IM1-4
ENGL 26100SHAKESPEARE:IM3
ENGL 33000STUDIES IN BRITISH LIT:IM,CA3
ENGL 35300MEDIEVAL LITERATURE:IM,CA4
ENGL 35400RENAISSANCE LITERATURE:CA,IM4
ENGL 3550018TH CENTURY BRIT LIT:CA,IM4
ENGL 3560019TH CENTURY BRIT LIT:CA,IM4
ENGL 3570020TH CENTURY BRIT LIT:CA,IM4

One Course is World Literature (3-4 hours)

Students must take one course in world literature. Choose from the following courses: 

CLAS 24700THE ANCIENT WORLD IN FILM:CA3
ENGL 22600READ WORLD LIT:IM,EW1-4
ENGL 33200STUDIES IN GENRE:IM3
ENGL 35900WORLD LITERATURE:EW,IM4
LITR 12600FREN LITR IN TRANSLATION:IM,EW3
LITR 16000JAPANESE LITERATURE3
SPAN 24000SPAN/LATIN AMERICAN FILM:CA,EW4

One Advanced Research and Writing Courses (1 hour)

Students must take one 1-credit advanced research and writing course as a supplementary course to one of the 3- or 4-credit English courses of their choice other than ENGL 10600 TELLING STORIES:READING LIT:IM.

ENGL 4XXXX Advanced Research and Writing (1 hour)
In this course, students will gain more in-depth knowledge of the topic of the connected course by engaging with extensive secondary materials. They will practice information literacy through original research on their chosen topic. They will develop their interpretive and close reading skills through the completion of a substantial (12-15 pages) analytical essay. This course may be repeated for credit.

One to Two Electives (3-8 hours)

Students must take an additional one to two electives from the 3- and 4-credit courses listed above or from the following courses to reach a minimum of 18 credit hours:

ENGL 20300INTRO TO FILM ANALYSIS:IM3
BIMD 23000LITERATURE AND MEDICINE:IM4
ENGL 23500CONTEMPORARY POETRY4
ENGL 24100LIT PERSPECTIVE ON WOMEN:IM,CA3
ENGL 25200ENGL LANG:LINGUISTIC INTRO:CA3
ENGL 25500HOW WE TALK:DIALECTOLOGY:MM3
ENGL 25700HISTORY OF FILM AND CINEMA:IM4
ENGL 33200STUDIES IN GENRE:IM3
BIMD 35000AUTOBIO,ILLNESS,EMBODIMENT:IM4
ENGL 47000LITERARY THEORY4

Majoring and Minoring in Writing

Students completing the English minor may not combine it with a major in creative writing; students interested in taking extensive coursework in writing should consider the major in creative writing. Students may minor in both English and writing as long as the coursework in the two minors does not overlap.