English Minor

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.