Minors


By choosing a minor in English, students will find ways to increase their communication and reading skills so that they have both a major in another discipline and a minor that demonstrates their skills in using language. A minor in English allows for plenty of freedom to choose the courses best suited to their interests. We offer five minor concentrations:

  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Literature
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Students not earning a bachelor’s degree in English are eligible to pursue a minor in English. Students who wish to minor in English must complete 18 hours in English beyond ENGL 1110G: Composition I and satisfy the following requirements based on their selected concentration. English majors may minor in any major except "English" by completing the specified requirements and an additional 6 credits in the discipline as approved by the English Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Minor: Creative Writing

Students earning a B.A. in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Creative Writing.

1.) Six credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 2280: History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2310G: Introduction to Creative Writing (formerly ENGL 220G)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I* (formerly ENGL 271)
  • ENGL 2640: British Literature II (formerly ENGL 272)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I.

2.) Six credits from the following courses:*

  • ENGL 304: Creative Writing: Prose
  • ENGL 306: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 307: Creative Writing: Creating Nonfiction
  • ENGL 308: Creative Writing: PlaywritinG
  • ENGL 413: Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop
  • ENGL 414: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

*All Creative Writing workshops may be taken more than once.

3.) Three credits from the following courses:*

  • ENGL 413: Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop
  • ENGL 414: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

*All Creative Writing workshops may be taken more than once.

4.) Three additional credits from English literature courses numbered 300 and above.

 

Minor: English

1.) Six credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 2280: History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2310G: Introduction to Creative Writing (formerly ENGL 220G)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I* (formerly ENGL 271)
  • ENGL 2640: British Literature II (formerly ENGL 272)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521G. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I.


2.) Three credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 301: Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture
  • ENGL 302: Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 303: Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture
  • ENGL 310: Critical Writing

3.) Six credits from English courses numbered 300-499

4.) Three additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499


Minor: Literature

Students earning a B.A. in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Literature.

1.) Four credits from the following 3 credit-hour courses:

  • ENGL 2280. History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I


2.) Three credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 301: Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture
  • ENGL 302: Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture (recommended)
  • ENGL 303: Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture
  • ENGL 310: Critical Writing

3.) Three credits from the following 3-credit hour courses numbered 298-399:*

  • ENGL 321V: Modern European Drama
  • ENGL 323: American Drama
  • ENGL 326: Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media
  • ENGL 327V: Shakespeare around the Globe
  • ENGL 328V: Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENGL 329: Studies in Drama
  • ENGL 335V: Studies in the Novel
  • ENGL 339V: Chicano Literature
  • ENGL 363: Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL 380V: Women Writers
  • ENGL 392V: Mythology
  • ENGL 394V: Southwestern Literature
  • ENGL 399: Special Topics (with adviser approval)

*Students may count the following honors course toward the above requirement: HNRS 348V. Comparative Mythology.

4.) Six additional credits from the following English courses numbered 400-499:

  • ENGL 400: Independent Study (with adviser approval)
  • ENGL 405: Chaucer
  • ENGL 407: Milton
  • ENGL 408: Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 409: Shakespeare II
  • ENGL 417: Advanced Study in Critical Theory
  • ENGL 421: Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement
  • ENGL 422: Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre
  • ENGL 423: Advanced Study in a Major Author
  • ENGL 424: Advanced Study in a Major Text
  • ENGL 425: Advanced Study in Comparative Literature
  • ENGL 429: British Romanticism
  • ENGL 433: Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 442: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
  • ENGL 445: Postmodern Fiction
  • ENGL 453: World Literatures
  • ENGL 458: Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 463: Advanced Study in English Literature
  • ENGL 409: Advanced Study in American Literature
  • ENGL 481: Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 489: Cultural Studies: Literature and Theory
  • ENGL 493: Middle English Textual Cultures

Minor: Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Students must earn 18 credits from the approved courses listed below. At least 9 credits must be upper division. No more than 9 credits may be taken under faculty in any department. Students may request approval for other courses clearly related to Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the English Department.

*Courses marked by asterisks are approved for the minor only when their topics are appropriate. Students must seek approval to count these courses for the minor from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the English Department.

Select 9 credits from the following:

  • ARTH 2110G: History of Art I
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I
  • HNRS 2173G: Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages (see advisor for substitution for ENGL 2630)HNRS 2117G: The World of the Renaissance: Discovering the Modern (see advisor for substitution for ENGL 2630)ENGL 2650G: World Literature I
  • HIST 1150G: Western Civilization I
  • HIST 2250G: East Asia to 1600
  • HIST 2245G: Islamic Civilizations to 1800
  • HNRS 2120G: Foundations of Western Culture
  • HNRS 2160G: New Testament as Literature
  • HNRS 2171G: The Worlds of Arthur
  • HNRS 2175G: Introduction to Communication: Honors

Select 9 credits  from the following:

  • ARTH 300: Special Topics in Art History*
  • ARTH 477: Independent Research Problems in Art History*
  • ARTH 478: Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History*
  • ENGL 380V: Women Writers*
  • ENGL 392G: Mythology
  • ENGL 405: Chaucer
  • ENGL 407: Milton
  • ENGL/THTR 408: Shakespeare I
  • ENGL/THTR 409: Shakespeare II
  • ENGL 421: Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement*
  • ENGL 422: Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre*
  • ENGL 423: Advanced Study in a Major Author*
  • ENGL 424: Advanced Study in a Major Text*
  • ENGL/THTR 437: English Drama to 1642
  • ENGL 463. Advanced Study in English Literature
  • ENGL 481/GNDR 484. Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 493. Middle English Textual Cultures
  • FREN 381: Survey of French Literature I
  • FREN 451: Special Topics in French*
  • HIST 311: Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 323: Cultural History of Later Imperial China
  • HIST 372: The Roman World
  • HIST 383: Germany
  • HIST 387: Spain in the New World
  • HIST 400: Special Topics*
  • HIST 434: Urban History
  • HIST 471: China through the Ming Dynasty
  • HNRS 326G: Art and Mythology
  • HNRS 400: Thesis*MUS 302: Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic
  • MUS 421: Music of the Baroque Era
  • PHIL 344: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3/463: Independent Studies*
  • SPAN 306: Special Topics*
  • THTR 312: Acting Shakespeare

Minor: Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Students earning a B.A. in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Communication.

1.) Three credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 2280: History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2310G: Introduction to Creative Writing (formerly ENGL 220G)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I* (formerly ENGL 271)
  • ENGL 2640: British Literature II* (formerly ENGL 272)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I.

2.) Three credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 2130G: Advanced Composition (formerly ENGL 318G)
  • ENGL 2210G: Professional & Technical Communication (formerly ENGL 203G and 218G)
  • ENGL 2210H: Professional & Technical Communication: Honors
  • ENGL 2221G: Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly ENGL 211G)

3.) Twelve credits of Rhetoric and Professional Communication courses numbered 300 and above