English Language & Literature Minor

The English minor trains students in reflective reading, theoretically-based inquiry, critical analyalsis, and effective verbal and written expression. The skills developed in the English minor readily complement a wide variety of majors across the University. Students in this program are expected to complete English 302, Poetry and Poetics, and English 303, Principles of English Studies, as prerequisites to other upper division minor requirements.

Two-year Schedule


Required Courses:

Required Courses2014-20152015-2016
+ ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics (5) Fall Win. Spr. Fall Win. Spr.
+ ENG 303 Principles of Eng. Studies (5) Fall Win. Spr. Fall Win. Spr.

Select twenty credits of literature or language courses at the 300 level or above.

2014-20152015-2016
+ ENG 304 English Linguistics (5) Fall Spr.
+ ENG 320 English Grammar (5) Fall Win. Spr. Fall Win. Spr.
+ ENG 330 African American Literature (5) Spr.
+ ENG 331 Latina/o Literature (5) Spr.
+ ENG 332 American Indian Literature (5) Win.
+ ENG 333 Asian American Literature (5) Fall
+ ENG 334 American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Literature (5) Win.
+ ENG 371 Literature & History I (5*)
+ ENG 372 Literature & History II (5*) Fall
+ ENG 373 Literature & History III (5*) Fall
+ ENG 374 Literature & History IV (5*) Spr.
+ ENG/TH 380 Studies in Drama (5*)
+ ENG 415 Critical Studies in American Literature (5*) Spr. Spr.
+ ENG 417 Critical Studies in World Literature (5*) Win. Win.
+ ENG 419 Critical Studies in British Literature (5*) Fall Fall
+ ENG 423 History of the Language (5)
+ ENG 453 Studies in Fiction (5*) Fall Win. Win.
+ ENG 454 Studies in Nonfiction (5*) Fall
+ ENG 455 Studies in Poetry (5*)

Total credits: 30

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