Minors

The Department of English offers a Minor in English, a Minor in Creative Writing and a Minor in English for Business Majors.

The English minor requires either ENGL 1310 or one of the following two-course introductory sequences: ENGL 1410-1411, 1830-1840, 1510-1511, 1710-1711, HMN 1001-1002 and five 2000-level or higher literature courses chosen in consultation with an advisor in the department.

The Creative Writing minor requires seven courses: five upper-level creative writing courses, one of which must be an advanced workshop in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and one course each in Readings and Techniques. An additional two courses will be electives in English and may include creative writing at the 2000-level or above.

The English minor for business majors requires two courses in literature and finance as well as four elective courses in English at the 3000-level.

 

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English Minor Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits in selected courses.

One introductory courses (3 credits) from the following:
ENGL 1305Colonial/Post-Colonial British Literature
ENGL 1315Literature and the Financial Imagination
ENGL 1320/1320WLiterature of the Americas
ENGL 1330/1330WMyths of Britain
ENGL 1340/1340WEssential Shakespeare
ENGL 1410/1410WIntroduction to English Literature I
ENGL 1411/1411WIntroduction to English Literature II
ENGL 1510/1510WIntroduction to American Literature I
ENGL 1511/1511WIntroduction to American Literature II
ENGL 1610/1610WIntroduction to Black American Literature I
ENGL 1611/1611WIntroduction to Black American Literature II
ENGL 1710/1710WIntroduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film I
ENGL 1711/1711WIntroduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film II
ENGL 1830/1830WTragedy
ENGL 1840/1840WComedy
Remaining requirement
Five literature courses (15 credits) in English (ENGL) numbered 2000 or above.


Creative Writing Minor Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 21 credits selected from the following options:

One introductory literature course (3 credits) from the following:
ENGL 1305Colonial/Post-Colonial British Literature
ENGL 1315Literature and the Financial Imagination
ENGL 1320Literature of the Americas
or ENGL 1320W Literature of the Americas
ENGL 1330Myths of Britain
or ENGL 1330W Myths of Britain
ENGL 1340Essential Shakespeare
or ENGL 1340W Essential Shakespeare
ENGL 1410Introduction to English Literature I
or ENGL 1410W Introduction to English Literature I
ENGL 1411Introduction to English Literature II
or ENGL 1411W Introduction to English Literature II
ENGL 1510Introduction to American Literature I
or ENGL 1510W Introduction to American Literature I
ENGL 1511Introduction to American Literature II
or ENGL 1511W Introduction to American Literature II
ENGL 1610Introduction to Black American Literature I
or ENGL 1610W Introduction to Black American Literature I
ENGL 1611Introduction to Black American Literature II
or ENGL 1611W Introduction to Black American Literature II
ENGL 1710Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film I
or ENGL 1710W Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film I
ENGL 1711Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film II
or ENGL 1711W Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Film II
ENGL 1830Tragedy
or ENGL 1830W Tragedy
ENGL 1840Comedy
or ENGL 1840W Comedy
Six courses (18 credits) from the following, of which five must be in creative writing:
At least three in poetry:
ENGL 2470Poetry Writing
ENGL 2570Intermediate Poetry Writing
ENGL 3370Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 3380Creative Writing Workshop
Or three in fiction:
ENGL 2460Fiction Writing
ENGL 2560Intermediate Fiction Writing
ENGL 3360Advanced Fiction Writing
ENGL 3380Creative Writing Workshop
Or two in dramatic writing:
ENGL 2250Dramatic Writing
or TRDA 2250 Dramatic Writing
ENGL 3250Intermediate Dramatic Writing
or TRDA 3250 Intermediate Dramatic Writing
ENGL 3390Topics in Creative Writing

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English Minor for Business Majors Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

Required
ENGL 1315Literature and the Financial Imagination
ENGL 3400Topics in Literature and Finance
Electives
Four elective courses (12 credits) in English (ENGL) courses at the 3000-level.