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Minors in English

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American Association of Colleges & Universities, "It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success" (2013).

Read. Think. Write. Work.The department offers two different minors in English: a minor in Literature and a minor in Writing. If you aren't majoring in English already, pursuing either minor in English is an excellent way for you to 1) demonstrate to employers you have the writing, critical thinking, research, and creativity skills they desire, to 2) spend some time thinking and writing about great stories, poems, and plays, and to 3) indulge your inner muse and your inner word nerd (both of which we know you have or otherwise you wouldn't be reading this page!)

English Minor in Literature

21 credits total. Complete the prerequisite before taking courses at the 300+ level.

____ Prerequisite (3 credits). Choose one of the following:

ENGL 200 – Intro to English Studies
ENGL 287 – American Literature
ENGL 288 – English Literature I
ENGL 289 – English Literature II
ENGL 290 – Great Books of the West

____ Pre-1800 Literature (6 credits). Choose two ENGL 300+ level courses in pre-1800 literature

____ Post-1800 Literature (6 credits). Choose two ENGL 300+ level courses in post-1800 literature

____ Electives (6 credits). Choose two additional ENGL 300+ level courses

English Minor in Writing

21 credits total. Complete the prerequisite before taking courses at the 300+ level.

____ Prerequisite (3 credits). Choose one of the following:

ENGL 200 – Intro to English Studies
ENGL 287 – American Literature
ENGL 288 – English Literature I
ENGL 289 – English Literature II
ENGL 290 – Great Books of the West

____ Writing (9 credits). Choose three of the following:

ENGL 460 – Advanced Writing
ENGL 462 – Technical Writing
ENGL 463 – Business Writing
ENGL 464 – Poetry Workshop 
ENGL 465 – Fiction Workshop 

____ Electives (9 credits). Choose three additional ENGL 300+ level courses

Requirements

The student seeking a minor must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common. Students must complete at least half of the minor's credits at USCB.