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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department


English Minor Requirements






___English 200 Intensive Literary Studies

___ One of the following British literature courses: English 201, 202 or 221

___ One of the following American literature courses: English 268 or 269

___ global Anglophone or ethnic American literature, culture or rhetorics (any level)

___ upper-level elective at a 200 or higher level

___ upper-level elective at a 300 or higher level


All minor requirements have a qualifying grade of a C or better. A maximum of two transfer or inter-departmental courses can be counted toward the major if they are pre-approved by the English undergraduate office.

We require that students declare the major in order to pursue the minor so that you can take courses open only to English majors. To declare the major, stop by the English undergraduate office located at 252 Bartlett and we can sign you in.

You formally declare the minor after you have completed the minor requirements or are a graduating senior in the process of doing so. At that point, stop by the English undergraduate office and we will run your transcript and prepare the minor declaration form along with the form to drop English as your major. You will return both forms to the registrars office located at 213 Whitmore.

Please contact the English undergraduate office located at 252 Bartlett if you have any questions about the minor requirements.