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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department


English Minor Requirements

Effective Fall 2013 minor requirements are undergoing a significant changes to mirror the changes to the major. For the academic year 2013-2014, we are allowing students to complete a minor under the new or the old minor requirements. The following academic year all students pursing a minor in English will be expected to complete the new minor requirements.




Old Minor Requirements
effective for majors who declared prior to Fall 2013

 

New Minor Requirements
for majors who declared Fall 2013 and later

___English 200 Intensive Literary Studies

 

___English 200 Intensive Literary Studies

___ One course in British literature at a 200 or higher level

 

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

___ One course in American literature at a 200 or higher level

 

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

___ upper-level elective at a 300 or higher level

 

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

___ upper-level elective at a 300 or higher level

 

___ upper-level elective at a 200 or higher level

___ upper-level elective at a 300 or higher level

 

___ upper-level elective at a 300 or higher level


Note: For the 2013-2014 classes, completion of a minor under either set of requirements will be granted. Students who pursue a minor effective 2013 or later will be expected to complete the minor under the new requirements.

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.