English Minor

Below is the coursework required to minor in English. For an overview of this program, see English Degrees.

Minors, with course flexibility, are offered in English. Many majors and minors pursue internships that include workplace-writing responsibilities, earning course credits and Experiential Learning credit. Students also gain experience serving on the editorial board of the campus literary and arts journal The Flintlock

Requirements 16 hours
English Minor (16 hours)
ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies 4 hours

Electives.

Must include at least 4 hours 3000-level or 4000-level courses.
Only one Topics in World Literature course (ENG 2200-2300) may be counted towards the English minor.

12 hours

 

First-year writing courses (ENG 1010FYW, ENG 1020FYW, ENG 1030FYW, ENG 1040FYW, ENG 1050FYW, ENG 1060FYW, and ENG 1070FYW) may not count toward an English minor.

ENG 1010FYW Writing and Language (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skills in academic writing as they learn about topics drawn from the study of language, such as the history of language, language and gender, linguistic diversity and language policies in government and education.
(Normally offered every fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1020FYW Writing and Literature (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they respond to and analyze literature.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts (3 or 4 hours)

Student in this multi-genre composition and writing course will develop their skill in both academic and creative writing as they explore what it means to be creative across multiple written mediums.
(Normally offered annually in fall or spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
ENG 1040FYW Writing and Identity (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they explore the relationship between academic discourse and the evolution of identity.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 1050FYW Writing in the Disciplines (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they use writing to process the concepts in a particular academic discipline.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1060FYW Writing and Media Literacy (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will critically examine and analyze aspects of mass media and popular culture in order to explore how the media are used to construct meaning and/or to persuade.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1070FYW Writing and Social Media (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will explore how digital technology shapes composing practices through critical engagement with new media formats in order to produce multimedia works of their own.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies (4 hours)

This course will introduce new English majors and minors to the critical methodologies, concepts, and terminology needed for the analysis and discussion of literature and other cultural texts and to the kinds of research and scholarship they will be asked to do in their later coursework. Students will also learn about a range of career paths open to those with a background in English.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)