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English Minor Requirements

How to Declare

In order to pursue the English minor, students must first declare an English major so that they can take courses that are open only to English majors. To declare the major, just stop by the English undergraduate office in E345 South College.

You may formally declare the minor once 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.

Minor Requirements 

  • English 200 Intensive Literary Studies

  • 1 British literature course at a 200 or higher level

  • 1 American literature course at a 200 or higher level

  • 1 course in global Anglophone or ethnic American literature, culture or rhetorics at a 200 or higher level

  • 1 English elective at a 200 or higher level 

  • 1 upper-level English 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.

Please contact the English undergraduate office (E345 South College) if you have any questions about the minor requirements.