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 HMTS 121 or HMTS 211)
  • 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
  • Two 300-level creative writing workshops (ENGL 333, 334, 335, 336, THDN 305, or THDN 393). The second workshop requirement may be fulfilled, with instructor permission only, by enrollment in a 400-level senior workshop.