Minor in English

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

The English minor equips students to speak and write with clarity, coherence and complexity through critical analysis and production of the written word. An English minor is offered upon the completion of 18 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division.


Courses

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

Reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling and paragraph writing, along with critical thinking persuasion and evaluation. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of lecture, two hours of lab. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. All students scoring less than 470 on the critical reading section of the SAT (or 19 ACT) exam must enroll in ENGL 100. Undergraduate students finishing advanced ELL courses must take ENGL 100 within the first term of residence. This course is a prerequisite to ENGL 113. Grade Mode: A.
Reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation; experience in writing a variety of expository and persuasive essays. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. Students scoring 470 or higher on the critical reading section of the SAT (or 19 ACT) exam may enroll in ENGL 112. Prerequisite to ENGL 113. Grade Mode: A.
A continuation of 100 or 112, this course uses literary works as content for reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation; experience in writing essays and the research paper. Notes: Required and Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. Grade Mode: A.
Comparison of fictional and dramatic texts with their cinematic adaptations. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Literature credit. Grade Mode: A.
18
Total Program Credits
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Accreditation
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