English Minor Options

English Minors

Interested in improving your writing, communication, and critical thinking skills? Why not minor in English? 

There are four concentration areas in the English minor and you can choose the one that most appeals to you. Options include:

Minor in Literature & Criticism (18 credits)

  • Two Foundations courses
    • ENL 258   Literary Studies
    • ENL 259   Critical Methods, Theory, and Practice
  • One 200-level Literature course
  • Three 300+ level Literature courses

Minor in Communication (18 credits)

  • Three Foundations courses
    • Any University Studies 1C English course (ENL 260, 264, 265, or 266)
    • ENL 257     Rhetoric I: Introduction to Rhetoric
    • ENL 270     Speech Communication
  • Three of the following courses
    •   ENL 262   Journalism I
    •   ENL 350   Report and Proposal writing
    •   ENL 353   Sports Writing
    •   ENL 355   Rhetoric II: Advanced Rhetoric
    •   ENL 356   Language and Culture
    •   ENL 357   Special Topics in Rhetorical Studies
    •   ENL 358   Theories of Visual Communication
    •   ENL 360   Special Topics in Writing and Communication
    •   ENL 361   Techniques of Critical Writing and Communication
    •   ENL 362   Writing Reviews
    •   ENL 363   Journalism II
    •   ENL 368   Web and Presentation Writing
    •   ENL 369   Document Design
    •   ENL 370   Women, Writing, and the Media
    •   ENL 372   Writing about Popular Culture
    •   ENL 380   Magazine Production
    •   ENL 400   Writing Seminar

Minor in Creative Writing (18 Credits)

  • One foundation course
    • ENL 260 Intermediate Composition
  • One 200-level creative writing course
    • ENL 254      Autobiographical Writing
    • ENL 267      Creative Writing: Poetry
    • ENL 268      Creative Writing: Fiction
    • ENL 269      Creative Writing: Drama
  • One 300+ level genre studies course
  • Three 300+ level creative writing courses
    • ENL 351       Comedy Writing
    • ENL 366       Creative Writing: Forms of Fiction
    • ENL 378       Screenwriting
    • ENL 367       Creative Nonfiction Writing
    • ENL 379       Playwriting
    • ENL 450       Advanced Poetry Workshop
    • ENL 451       Advanced Fiction Workshop
    • ENL 452       Advanced Playwriting Workshop

Minor in Writing, Rhetoric & Communication (18 credits)

  • ENL 257 (Introduction to Rhetorical Studies)
  • One 200-level 1C course, e.g. ENL 260, 264, 265, 266 
  • Three Professional Writing courses from the Writing, Rhetoric & Communication major, at least two of which must be at the 300+ level
  • One 400-level writing workshop

For program options and required courses please check the minor requirement tracking sheets on the Forms page.

 

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