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Minor in English

An English minor is a valuable asset for students preparing for a variety of fields, including teaching in other disciplines, law and business.

Many students minor in English simply because they enjoy the study of literature or writing. This minor may be used to satisfy the area of concentration requirement for elementary education and early childhood education majors for State of Illinois licensure.

An English minor consists of a minimum of five courses chosen from the 200, 300, and 400 levels. The minor must include:

ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
At least three additional English courses taken at the 300 or 400 level

Students in any major may also pursue one of five specific minors: journalism, professional and multimedia writing, rhetoric and theory, creative writing or literature.

Journalism
ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
ENG 305 Journalism I
ENG 306 Journalism II
ENG 365 Media Practicum (.25 credit); taken four times

Professional and Multimedia Writing
ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
ENG 303 Writing in Professional Fields
ENG 403 Advanced Professional and Multimedia Writing
One 300/400-level English elective

Rhetoric and Theory
ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
ENG 401 Composition IV: Theory and Research
ENG 415 Literary Theory
One 300/400-level English elective

Creative Writing
ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
ENG 312 Writing Fiction
ENG 313 Writing Poetry
ENG 412 Advanced Fiction Writing

Literature
ENG 201 Composition III: Classical Rhetorics and Contemporary Discourse
ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
Three 300/400-level literature courses

 

 

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