Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in English

Admission to the English minor program Requirements:

  • grade of B or better in ENG 208 or ENG 250 or their equivalents;
  • Recommendation from one English instructor;
  • One writing sample, preferably an essay written for ENG 208 or ENG 250 or their equivalents;
  • An unofficial transcript; and
  • A statement of interest in the English minor.

All of these materials are to be given to the major/minor coordinator. Admission to the minor is conditional upon review by the major/minor coordinator. Students who are not approved by the major/minor coordinator may appeal to the department chair.

To graduate in the program, English minors must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in their minor coursework. English minors are also expected to demonstrate academic and personal integrity in minor coursework and interactions with faculty and peers, as specified in the University's and department's Academic and Personal Integrity Policies. Violations of either will result in probation for the remainder of the student's minor coursework, in addition to other penalties deemed appropriate by the instructor and/or Major/Minor Review Committee. Further violations will result in dismissal from the minor, in addition to other penalties deemed appropriate by the instructor and/or Major/Minor Review Committee. Students may appeal such decisions to the department chair and/or university Academic Integrity Committee.

Summary of Requirements

Required pre-minor courses 6 hours

ENG 208Introduction to Literature Studies

3

ENG 250Introduction to Public and Professional Writing

3

Required course 3 hours

ENG 399Introduction to Methods of Literary Study

3

Elective English courses 12 hours

Choose four courses:

ENG 323Literature and Film I

3-4

ENG 324Literature and Film II

3-4

ENG 325Introduction to Deaf Literature

3-4

ENG 330Topics in Popular Culture and Literature

3-4

ENG 350Introduction to African American Literature

3-4

ENG 355Literature by Women

3-4

ENG 360Writing for Digital Media

3

ENG 365Writing for Social Media

3

ENG 370Multimedia Composition

3

ENG 373Introduction to Hispanic-American Literature

3

ENG 375Media Literacy

3-4

ENG 380Business and Technical Writing

3

ENG 385Fundamentals of Journalism

3

ENG 390Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition

3

ENG 392Introduction to Creative Writing [Topic to be specified]

3

ENG 403British Literary Foundations

3

ENG 405American Literary Foundations

3

ENG 408Multicultural Literature and Perspectives

3

ENG 410Adolescent Literature

3

ENG 433Seminar in Pre-1800 Literature [topic to be specified]

3

ENG 435Seminar in Post-1800 Literature [Topic to be specified]

3

ENG 441Shakespeare

3

ENG 442Major Author [Topic to be specified]

3

ENG 495Special Topics [Tpc to be spc]

1-5

ENG 499Independent Study

1-3

ENG 433 and ENG 435: topic to be specified

Total Credit Hours: 21

Note: ENG 320 Field Experience (3) or a consortium course (3 credit hours) may substitute for one elective.