Minor in English

The programs offered by the Department of English prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse world by encouraging lifelong learning, critical thinking, and effective writing. The curriculum includes courses from across the fields of English studies: rhetoric, writing, linguistics, and literature.

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in English must complete requirements for one of the following emphases.

Linguistics Emphasis

LING A101How Language Works3
LING A201The Structure and Meanings of Language3
Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Linguistic Anthropology
Linguistics and English Language Teaching
Selected Topics in Style and Social Innovation
The History and Future of Global English
Language in Use

Literature Emphasis

ENGL A200Global Literature and Culture3
ENGL A390BLiterature by Genre3
ENGL A429Major Authors3
ENGL A435Critical Theory3
ENGL A490ATopics in Literature3
Upper-division English elective3

Professional Writing Emphasis

Complete one of the following:3
Writing and the Professions
Writing and the Sciences
Arguing Across Contexts
Complete two of the following:6
Writing in Public Life
Technical Writing and Design
Professional Writing
Complete one of the following:3
Research Writing
Internship in Professional Writing
Complete both of the following:
ENGL A433Literacy, Rhetoric and Social Practice3
Upper division elective approved by the Department of English3

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor.