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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Minor

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For students minoring in English, the program provides a foundation in literature, language, and writing.

The English minor may choose a concentration in one of the following:

  • literature
  • writing

Students who are considering a minor in the English Department are expected to consult with faculty for advising.

To receive credit for any ENG prefix course, the student must receive a grade of “C-” or better. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Literature Concentration

The English minor, literature concentration, encompasses a range of American, British, and world literature. The program provides a strong foundation of courses in literature and language, sequenced to cultivate a sense of literary development, and fosters an increasing familiarity with major works and writers, critical theory, literary terminology, and research materials. Because of their command of the written language, their ability to deal with ideas and concepts as well as facts, and their broader understanding of human nature and social realities, literature majors are valued in many fields, including academe, the law, and the world of business.

Entry Course

English Electives

Select 3 semester hours of 3000-level or above English (ENG-prefix) electives in consultation with an advisor.

Subtotal: 3 credits

Writing Concentration:

The writing concentration minor provides study, practice, and opportunity for performance in various modes and genres of writing as well as a foundation in the appreciation of the literary heritage in English. The program involves students in reading, writing, and language, and helps prepare them for graduate school or vocation, while clearly placing them in the tradition of the liberal arts. Students must meet with a writing faculty advisor in order to understand prerequisites and select proper courses.

Literature Course:

Lower-Division Literature Courses:

2000-Level, including ENG 2100

Upper-Division Literature Course:

3000-Level or 4000-Level

Subtotal: 9

Language and Linguistics Course:

Select one, in consultation with a faculty advisor, from department’s offerings.

Semester Hours of Language and Linguistics Required: 3

Entry Writing Course:

Subtotal: 3

Subtotal: 9

Semester Hours of Writing Required: 12

Total Semester Hours Required: 24

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