English Minor (Minimum 18 Cr.)

ENGL 200                   Literary Studies 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 400 New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 408 Methods of Literary Criticism and Research 3 Cr.
ENGL 493 Seminar in English 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 409 Literature of the Medieval Period 3 Cr.
ENGL 410 Shakespeare 3 Cr.
ENGL 420 Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 430 Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century 3 Cr.
ENGL 450 British Literature of the Nineteenth Century 3 Cr.
ENGL 456 The Novel 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 460 Modern and Contemporary Drama 3 Cr.
ENGL 470 Modern and Contemporary Fiction 3 Cr.
ENGL 475 Modern and Contemporary Poetry 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 401 American Literature I 3 Cr.
ENGL 402 American Literature II 3 Cr.

Note: At least one course of the 18 credits required for the minor must be designated as a diversity course in English.

Creative Writing Minor (Minimum 18 Cr.)

ENGL 200 Literary Studies 3 Cr.

ENGL 301 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Cr.

ENGL 400 New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 492 Seminar in Creative Writing 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 423 Short Story Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 424 Poetry Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 425 Creative Nonfiction 3 Cr.
ENGL 431 Advanced Composition 3 Cr.
THTR 252 Writing for Stage and Screen 3 Cr.

Additional courses may be selected from the following options:

English courses numbered 300 or above
COMM 230 Graphic Design I 1+4, 3 Cr.
COMM 330 Graphic Design II 0+6, 3 Cr.

Note: At least one course of the 18 credits required for the minor must be designated as a diversity course in English.

Professional Writing Minor (Minimum 18 Cr.)

ENGL 200 Literary Studies 3 Cr.
ENGL 300 Introduction to Professional Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 400 New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 491 Seminar in Professional Writing 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 321 Intermediate Composition 3 Cr.
ENGL 431 Advanced Composition 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 305 Writing in the Health Sciences 3 Cr.
ENGL 310 Introduction to Technical Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 365 Studies in American Literature (with chair’s approval) 3 Cr.
ENGL 368 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Methods 3 Cr.
ENGL 369 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practices 3 Cr.
ENGL 380 Topics in Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 386 Internship in English 0.5-3 Cr.
ENGL 390 Topics in Literature (with chair’s approval) 3 Cr.
ENGL 395 Topics in Language (with chair’s approval) 3 Cr.
ENGL 396 Traditions of Giving and Serving in American Life 3 Cr.
ENGL 441 History of the English Language 3 Cr.
ENGL 442 Modern English Grammar 3 Cr.
ENGL 443 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Cr.
ENGL 444 Sociolinguistics: Language Across Cultures 3 Cr.
ENGL 495 Independent Study in English 3 Cr.
PHIL 150 Formal Logic and Critical Thinking 3 Cr.

Any of the courses listed above within this minor Note: At least one course of the 18 credits required for the minor must be designated as a diversity course in English.

For additional information, see the Valpo University Catalog:

 Course Catalog

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 18 Cr.)

ENGL 368 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Methods 3 Cr.
ENGL 369 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practices 3 Cr.
ENGL 384 Observation in TESOL 1 Cr.
ENGL 385 Practicum in TESOL 2 Cr.
ENGL 443 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Cr.
ENGL 444 Sociolinguistics: Language Across Cultures 3 Cr.

One course from the following options:

ENGL 321 Intermediate Composition 3 Cr.
ENGL 380 Topics in Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 400 New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing 3 Cr.
ENGL 431 Advanced Composition 3 Cr.
ENGL 441 History of the English Language 3 Cr.
ENGL 442 Modern English Grammar 3 Cr.

Note: At least one course of the 18 credits required for the minor must be designated as a diversity course in English.

For additional information, see the Valpo University Catalog:

 Course Catalog
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