English Minor

Degree Requirements

A minor in English allows students to explore literature and writing within a structured framework that focuses intellectual curiosity and meets extant student need. This minor should be intentionally combined with a major in another discipline to contribute to (1) a student’s training in the critical practices of reading and writing, (2) the development of analytical skills, intellectual tools, and creativity that directly influence students’ preparedness for professional life beyond the classroom, and (3) a formal credential for students interested in pursuing English courses as a substantive element in their undergraduate education.

Required Core Course

One (1) course

ENG 110Intro to Literature in English

1 Course Credit

or

ENG 124Intro to Creative Writing

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Four (4) courses

One (1) additional ENG course at the 100-level or higher, exclusive of ENG 110 AND ENG 124

Two (2) additional ENG courses at the 200-level or higher

One (1) additional ENG course at the 300-level

At least one (1) course at the 200-level or higher must be taken in each of the two concentration categories of ENG, Writing AND Literature

Students pursuing the minor are not eligible for the Senior English Capstone, ENG 485

A “C” or higher is required in each of the five courses for successful completion of the minor

No more than two (2) total ENG credits accrued either at transfer institutions or during education abroad may be counted toward the minor.

English Course Information

Introductory Courses:

ENG 110Intro to Literature in English

1 Course Credit

ENG 124Intro to Creative Writing

1 Course Credit

English as a Second Language Courses:

ENG 103ESL and American Culture

1 Course Credit

ENG 104Advanced ESL

1 Course Credit

Writing Category Courses:

ENG 124Intro to Creative Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 201Essay Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 280Workshop-Professional Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 282Workshop in Creative Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 284/COM 284Wrkshp-Composition/Rhet (COM)

1 Course Credit

ENG 380Advanced Professional Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 382Advanced Creative Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 384Adv Composition/Rhetoric

1 Course Credit

Literature Category Courses:

ENG 135/AFR 135/WGS 135Afr-Amer Women Writer(AFR/WGS)

1 Course Credit

ENG 140/APS 140Appalachian Literature (APS)

1 Course Credit

ENG 141/AFR 141African-American Lit (AFR)

1 Course Credit

ENG 200Studies in Time

1 Course Credit

ENG 205Studies in Cultures

1 Course Credit

ENG 210Studies in Authors

1 Course Credit

ENG 212/AFR 212/WGS 212Lit-Caribbean Women(AFR/WGS)

1 Course Credit

ENG 225Studies in Genre

1 Course Credit

ENG 237Women And Literature (WGS)

1 Course Credit

ENG 240Studies in Questions

1 Course Credit

ENG 242Intro to Non-Western Lit

1 Course Credit

ENG 300Seminar in Times

1 Course Credit

ENG 305Seminar in Cultures

1 Course Credit

ENG 310Seminar in Authors

1 Course Credit

ENG 325Seminar in Genre

1 Course Credit

ENG 340/ENG 320Seminar in Questions

1 Course Credit

Language Category Courses:

ENG 330Seminar in Language

1 Course Credit

ENG 387The Study of Language

1 Course Credit

English Education Courses:

ENG 223Grammar For Teachers

1 Course Credit