English Minor

Writing and Literature Concentrations

This 18-credit academic minor will complement any major, enhance your writing prowess, and give you the composition, editing and analytical skills employers want. In addition, many of the classes will fulfill the upcoming University Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirements.

Courses for students interested in critical and professional writing include:

Eng 2070 Effective Business Writing

Eng 3000 Technical Writing (instructional materials, writing for the web, grant writing)

Eng 3090 Book & Magazine Editing (professional skills in publishing)

Eng 3240 Biography and Autobiography

Eng 3300 Critical Writing I (logical argument, persuasive rhetoric)

Eng 3330 Critical Writing II (advanced argument and rhetoric)

Eng 4030 Grammar and Style

 

Courses for those keen on creative and imaginative writing include:

Eng 2310 Intro to Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, essays, drama/TV scripts)

Eng 3320 Advanced Creative Writing

Eng 3340 Creative Nonfiction Writing

Eng 3380 Fiction Writing 

Eng 3390 Poetry Writing 

Eng 3400 Contemporary Literature

Eng 3430 Writing Experimental Fiction

Eng 3550 Writing Sudden Fiction

 

In sum, the English Minor Writing Concentration requirements are:

Eng 2000 Methods of Literary Analysis...........…................................................3 credits

Three writing courses……………………….........................................................9 credits

One literary survey course from Eng 3010-3060, 3170, 3180 or 3400...............3 credits

One English elective (2000-level or higher)........................................................3 credits

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English Minor with a Concentration in Literature

This 18-credit minor will sharpen your reading, interpretation and critical thinking skills—You’ll study great novels, understand Shakespeare and inebriate yourself with poetry!

The requirements:

ENG 2000 Methods of Literary Analysis.............................................................3 credits

Three survey courses from American, English or Western European offerings:

3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3060, 3170, or 3180..........................................9 credits

One literary period course or one writing course……....................……………...3 credits

One English elective (2000-level or higher)……….......……….....……………….3 credits

Note: With the chairperson’s permission, 6 credits of other English courses may be substituted for two of the required courses in the minor. English Majors wishing to complete both the Literature and the Writing concentrations may use ENG 2000 for both concentrations, meaning that only 15 extra credits need be completed.

*How to Declare a Major/Minor

  1. Log onto WP Connect
  2. Select the "Self Service" Tab
  3. Under Self Service Quick Links-Registration, on the top center of the page, Select "Declare/Change of Major Request Form"
  4. Complete the form and you are done
  5. If you encounter any difficulties please contact your advisor