Minor in English

APU English minors learn thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that benefit them in all personal and professional endeavors.

18 units

The English minor allows students to experience three foundational courses in the discipline, and the opportunity to customize a package of upper-division electives in literature, creative writing, or professional writing to suit their needs and interests. English minors must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses credited toward the minor.


Literary Critical Strategies Requirement3
Literary Critical Strategies
Literary History Requirement6
Select two of the following:
English Literature to 1789 1
English Literature Since 1789 1
World Literature Since the Renaissance 1
American Literature to 1865 1
American Literature Since 1865 1
American Novel
British Novel
Select 9 units from any upper-division ENGL courses not already taken.
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Film and Literature 1
Technical and Professional Writing
Freelance Magazine Article Writing
American Ethnic Literature 2
African American Literature
Shakespeare 1
Women Writers
Contemporary Global Writers 3
Contemporary Writers 1
Principles of Language
Approaches to Grammar
American English Language History
Writing 3: Advanced Composition 4
Advanced Creative Writing
Children's Literature
Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
Adolescent Literature
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Topics in Film Analysis
Literary Movements
Significant Authors
Literary Topics
Writing Internship 5
Teaching Assistantship
English and the Professions 5
Directed Research
Total Units18

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Write with effective and appropriate focus, development, and voice.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking in a way that proposes and persuasively develops an argument about one or more literary texts.
  3. Thoughtfully incorporate literary, rhetorical, linguistic and/or pedagogical theory in their writing.
  4. Articulate Christian perspectives on faith and life.