Minor Requirements

English

The English minor—The student electing a minor in English will choose a concentration in either literature or creative writing. In order to declare a minor in English, the student must meet with the department chair. Only courses in which the student has received a grade of at least C- can count toward the minor in English.

Literature concentration

Six courses in literature:

  • ENGL 260. Introduction to Literary Studies
  • One survey (ENGL 104, 105, 110, 111, 116, or 117, or GDST 252 or 253)
  • One 300/400-level pre-1800 course

  • One 300/400 level post-1800 course

  • Two electives, at least one of which must be at the 300/400-level

The selection of courses must also take into account the following distribution requirements:

  • One advanced course (excluding ENGL 260) must emphasize poetry.
  • One advanced course must emphasize British literature.
  • One advanced course must emphasize American literature.

Creative writing concentration

Six courses—three in literature and three in creative writing:

  • ENGL 260. Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Two literature courses—one must be pre-1800; one must be upper-level

  • ENGL 270. Introduction to Creative Writing
  • One advanced creative writing workshop (ENGL 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, FILM 337, THDN 345, or THDN 393)
  • Senior workshop in fiction or poetry (ENGL 492 or 494)