English

Requirements: Minors in English

English Minor

For students matriculating fall 2019 and after:

The English Minor can be achieved through the successful completion of:

Gateway: 2 courses (8 credits) at the lower-level in English.

All courses in English at the 200 level will count for as lower-level courses for the minor (excepting ENG 205/206).

1 course at the 100 level, either English 101 or English 103, can count for the minor.     

Upper-Level Courses: 4 courses (16 credits) at the 300/400 level in English

All courses in English literature at the 300/400 level will count as upper-level courses, as will ENG 205/206.

4 credits of internships or practicum taken in the English department can count.

1 upper-level Creative Writing workshop at the 300/400 level can count.

Minors may take the English junior seminar in the fall of their junior year, but are not required to do so.

Total Required Courses:  6 courses (24 credits).

For students matriculating previous to fall 2019:

Any five courses at the 300/400-level, including those labeled as “special topics,” are required for a minor in English. ENG 205/206 Shakespeare I & II will also count for the minor.

Creative Writing Minor 

For students matriculating fall 2018 and after:

The creative writing minor can be achieved through the successful completion of six (6) courses (24 credits) and attendance at six (6) literary events.

Find more detailed information on the creative writing minor (fall 2018 and after) here

For students matriculating previous to fall 2018:

The minor in creative writing can be achieved through the successful completion of five courses—Introduction to Creative Writing and then any combination of four of the 300-400 level courses indicated below as well as designated “special topics” courses.

  • ENG 103: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 352: Forms of Poetry
  • ENG 353: Contemporary American Literature: Living Writers
  • ENG/DRA 351: Playwriting I
  • ENG/DRA 451: Playwriting II
  • ENG 454: Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction
  • ENG 453. Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • ENG 452. Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction

Find more detailed information on the creative writing minor (previous to fall 2018) here

Journalism, Editing & Publishing (JEP) Minor

Students must take a total of six (6) courses (22-24 credits) and attend six (6) literary events to complete the JEP minor. Special topics courses, which will also count in some categories, will vary each semester.

Find more detailed information on the JEP minor here

Note: Students may count up to two courses (8 credits) toward multiple programs in the English department (i.e., toward the English major, Creative Writing minor, and/or Journalism, Editing & Publishing minor).