Minors in English

ENGLISH MINOR (MINIMUM 15 CR.)

An English minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in English courses beginning with English 180.

Required courses include the following:

  • ENGL 180: Gateways to Interpretation

Plus one course selected from the following:

  • ENGL 309: Literature of the Medieval Period
  • ENGL 320: Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • ENGL 330: Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century
  • ENGL 350: Literature of the 19th Century

Plus one course selected from the following:

  • ENGL 370: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • ENGL 372: Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • ENGL 375: Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 312: American Literature I
  • ENGL 313: American Literature II

Three additional credits from English courses numbered 200 or above.

CREATIVE WRITING MINOR (MINIMUM 15 CR.)

Required courses include the following:

  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 492: Seminar in English

Plus two courses selected from the following:

  • ENGL 323: Short Story Writing
  • ENGL 324: Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 325: Creative Nonfiction
  • One of the following options:
    • COMM 472: Screenwriting
    • ENGL 326: Playwriting
    • THTR 252: Writing for the Stage and Screen

Plus one course selected from the following:

  • ENGL 370: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • ENGL 372: Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • ENGL 375: Modern and Contemporary Poetry
PROFESSIONAL WRITING MINOR (MINIMUM 15 CR.)

Required Courses: Complete all of the following, 15 total credits:

  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Business and Professional Writing (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 342: Grammar, Style, and Editing (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 440: Multimedia Writing and Design (3 Cr.)

Elective Courses: Select two of the following, 6 total credits:

  • ENGL 180: Gateways to Interpretation (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 205: Writing in the Health Sciences (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 216: Theory and Practice of Peer Tutoring (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 221: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 311: New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 341: History of the English Language (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 344: Sociolinguistics: Languages Across Cultures (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 486: Internship in English (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 491: Seminar in Professional Writing (3 Cr.)

Note: At least one course of the 15 credits required for the minor must be designated as a diversity course in English.

For those who want to teach English to speakers of other languages, this minor offers a theoretical background as well as experiential education.

Students seeking Indiana state licensure to teach English Language Learning (ELL) also need to complete the appropriate program of study in the education department.

TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) MINOR (MINIMUM 15 CR.)

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 344: Sociolinguistics: Language Across Culture
  • ENGL 334: Sociolinguistics: Language Across Cultures for P-12 Educators

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 368: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and Methods
  • ENGL 358: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and Methods for P-12 Educators

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 369: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and Methods
  • ENGL 359: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and Methods for P-12 Educators

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 384: Observation in TESOL
  • ENGL 374: Observation in P-12 English Language Learner Education

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 487: Practicum in TESOL
  • ENGL 488: Practicum in English Learner Education