English Language and Literature Minor

The English language and literature minor provides a foundation in English Language Arts-related topics. It is a general English minor that addresses issues of literary analysis, linguistics, writing instruction, and literature with particular attention to young adult literature. It is especially relevant for students who plan to teach in the middle grades or overseas.

Writing minor restriction

(All colleges)

Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.

18 credits

ENG 301Foundations for Literary and Cultural Studies3
ENG 341Pedagogical Approaches to Young Adult Literature3
ENG 433Introduction to Teaching Writing3
Select three credits of the following:3
History of the English Language
Introduction to Linguistics: Sounds and Words
Introduction to Linguistics: Phrases and Sentences
Language Study for Teachers
Varieties of English
Topics in Linguistics
Select three credits of the following:3
Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Creative Writing
Writing in Education
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
Technical Writing
Writing, Genre, and Style
Select three credits of the following:3
Intermediate Topics in Literature
Literature, Medicine, and Culture
The Novel
Studies in Film and Literature
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Early American Literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Literature and Environmental Action
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in Literature and Culture
Total Credits18

 Prerequisites include ENG 110 or ENG 112; a 200-level English course is also required.