English Minor (Minimum 18 Cr.)

Courses must include the following:

  • ENGL 180: Gateways to Interpretation

Plus one from the following:

  • ENGL 208: Methods of Literary Criticism and Research
  • ENGL 311: New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing
  • ENGL 493: Seminar in English

Plus one from the following:

  • ENGL 309: Literature of the Medieval Period
  • ENGL 320: Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • ENGL 410: Shakespeare

Plus one from the following:

  • ENGL 330: Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century
  • ENGL 350: Literature of the 19th Century
  • ENGL 456: The Novel

Plus one from the following:

  • ENGL 370: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • ENGL 372: Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • ENGL 375: Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Plus one from the following:

  • ENGL 312: American Literature I
  • ENGL 313: American Literature II

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.)

Courses must include the following:

  • ENGL 180: Gateways to Interpretation
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 311: New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing
  • ENGL 492: Seminar in English

plus one courses selected from the following:

  • ENGL 323: Short Story Writing
  • ENGL 324: Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 325: Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 431: Advanced Composition
  • 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

plus additional courses may be selected from the following:

  • any English courses numbered 200 or above
  • COMM 230: Graphic Design I
  • COMM 330: Graphic Design II

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 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 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 343: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 344: Sociolinguistics: Language Across Culture
  • ENGL 368: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Methods
  • ENGL 369: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practices
  • ENGL 384: Observation in TESOL
  • ENGL 487: Practicum in TESOL

One course from the following options:

  • ENGL 311: New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing
  • ENGL 321 Intermediate Composition
  • ENGL 341: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 380: Topics in Writing
  • ENGL 431: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 484: Topics in Language

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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