College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

English Minor

The English Minor is a flexible program of frequently-taught courses easily scheduled with your major courses. Take three literature survey classes and then any three additional classes at the 3000-level or above—such as science fiction, creative writing, advanced composition, linguistics, poetry, drama, and fiction.

The English minor furnishes you with the analytic and writing skills employers seek, as well as the knowledge of culture expected of executives and others in leadership positions. If you plan to pursue advanced study in law, medicine, business or academia, the English minor can make you a stronger candidate for admission to competitive programs, since good writing is an integral part of most post-baccalaureate work.

Literary Foundations

  • ENG 2510: British Literature I —or— ENG 2520: British Literature II
  • ENG 2300: American Literature to 1865 —or— ENG 2320: American Literature Since 1865
  • ENG 2710: World Literature I —or— ENG 2720: World Literature II

Self-Directed Study

Select nine units of ENG courses at the 3000-level or above. Choose from:

  • ENG 3000: Intro to Literary Studies
  • ENG 3010: Intro to Literary Theory
  • ENG 3120: Professional Editing
  • ENG 3140: Genre Fiction
  • ENG 3141: Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 3142: Creative Non-Fiction
  • ENG 3150: Advanced Expository Writing
  • ENG 3151: Writing for the Professions
  • ENG 3152: Language, Literacy & Cultural Practices
  • ENG 3153: From Theory to Practice in Student Literacy
  • ENG 3210: The Grammar of Modern English
  • ENG 3211: Structure of Language
  • ENG 3212: Language Acquisition
  • ENG 3520: Harry Potter as Lit and Culture
  • ENG 3800: Children’s Literature
  • ENG 4120: Advanced Academic Grammar for Non-Native Speakers
  • ENG 4150: Multimedia Practicum
  • ENG 4210: The History of the English Language
  • ENG 4211: Fundamentals of Syntax
  • ENG 4220: Language in Society
  • ENG 4221: Analysis of Conversation
  • ENG 4222: Applied Pragmatics
  • ENG 4230: Teaching English Abroad
  • ENG 4300: Early American Literature
  • ENG 4310: 19th C. American Literature
  • ENG 4311: American Poetic Traditions
  • ENG 4320: 20th–21st C. American Literature
  • ENG 4330: Multiethnic American Literature
  • ENG 4331: Hemispheric American Literature
  • ENG 4332: African American Literature
  • ENG 4333: Native American Literature
  • ENG 4334: Asian American Literature
  • ENG 4400A: Writing for the Web Activity
  • ENG 4401A: Journal Publishing Activity
  • ENG 4402: Undergraduate Research
  • ENG 4410: Internship Cooperative Education
  • ENG 4500: Chaucer
  • ENG 4501: Milton: Text, Content, and Culture
  • ENG 4502: British Renaissance
  • ENG 4503: Shakespeare before 1600
  • ENG 4504: Shakespeare after 1600
  • ENG 4505: Shakespeare Through Performance
  • ENG 4510: British Enlightenment
  • ENG 4511: British Romanticism
  • ENG 4512: The British Victorian Age
  • ENG 4513: British Drama to 1890
  • ENG 4520: 20th–21st C. British Literature
  • ENG 4521: The Modern British Novel
  • ENG 4710: 19th C. European Novel
  • ENG 4720: The Novel in the Modern World
  • ENG 4721: Viewing Words; Reading Pictures
  • ENG 4730: Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures
  • ENG 4731: The Literature of Exile
  • ENG 4740: Chinese Civilization and Culture
  • ENG 4741: Latin American Women Writers in English
  • ENG 4800: The Modern Drama
  • ENG 4880: Modernism & Postmodernism
  • ENG 4881: Race & Gender in Modern Literature
  • ENG 4882: Myth as Literature
  • ENG 4883: The Epic
  • ENG 4990: Special Topics for Upper-Division Students