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 2410Introduction to English Literature I
or ENGL 2410W Introduction to English Literature I
ENGL 2411Introduction to English Literature II
or ENGL 2411W Introduction to English Literature II
ENGL 2510Introduction to American Literature I
or ENGL 2510W Introduction to American Literature I
ENGL 2511Introduction to American Literature II
or ENGL 2511W Introduction to American Literature II
ENGL 2610Introduction to Black Literature of America I
or ENGL 2610W Introduction to Black Literature of America I
ENGL 2611Introduction to Black Literature of America II
or ENGL 2611W Introduction to Black Literature of America II
ENGL 2710Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2710W Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2711Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2711W Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2830Introduction to Tragedy
ENGL 2840Introduction to Comedy
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 2410Introduction to English Literature I
or ENGL 2410W Introduction to English Literature I
ENGL 2411Introduction to English Literature II
or ENGL 2411W Introduction to English Literature II
ENGL 2510Introduction to American Literature I
or ENGL 2510W Introduction to American Literature I
ENGL 2511Introduction to American Literature II
or ENGL 2511W Introduction to American Literature II
ENGL 2710Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2710W Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2711Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2711W Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2830Introduction to Tragedy
ENGL 2840Introduction to Comedy
Six additional English (ENGL) courses (18 credits), 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.