English Minor

The English minor is designed for students who enjoy literature and who wish to develop further their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, as a preparation for professional life or for personal satisfaction and development.

Course Sequence

ENG core (6 credits)
ENG 310: Introduction to Literary Studies (3 credits)
ENG 412: Major Author(s) OR ENG 316: Shakespeare (3 credits)
Major Electives (6 credits): any 200-, 300-, or 400-level literature course

Total: 18 credits

For information contact Patrick Hamilton, PhD


Writing Minor

The writing minor is designed to help students become more at ease in a variety of writing situations. Students may develop strong writing skills related to their intended careers, or may focus on kinds of writing that are of personal interest to them.

Course Sequence
Professional Writing

ENG core (6 credits)
ENG 303: Advanced Expository Writing (3 credits)
Writing Courses: Select three (9 credits):

COM 207: Script Writing
COM 215: Web Design
ENG 301: Teaching Writing
COM/ENG 325: Feature & Magazine Writing
ENG 339: Technical Writing
ENG 343: Writing for Media
ENG 348: Science Writing
ENG 450: Thesis
ENG 470: Internship (may be taken for 3 or 6 credits)

Total: 18 credits

Creative Writing

ENG core (6 credits)
ENG 450: Thesis (3 credits; must be a creative project)
Creative Writing Courses (9 credits):

ENG 370: Craft of Poetry (3 credits; may be taken twice)
ENG 371: Craft of Fiction (3 credits; may be taken twice)
ENG 372: Craft of Drama (3 credits; may be taken twice)

Total: 18 credits

For information contact Patrick Hamilton, PhD


Theatre Minor

The theatre minor is designed for students interested in drama and performance, and for those students who would benefit, in an increasingly media-oriented society, from the acquisition of technical and performance skills associated with theatre.

Course Sequence

ENG 120 Theatre Production 3 semesters for 1 credit each (1 credit in a technical area)
ENG 205 Beginning Acting (3 credits)
ENG 316 Shakespeare (3 credits)
9 credits selected from the following:

ENG 120 Theatre Production (1-3 credits)
ENG 317 Theatre in Performance (3 credits)
ENG 341 Imaginative Writing (3–6 credits)
ENG 415 Selected Study in Drama/Theatre/Film (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits

For information contact Patrick Hamilton, PhD

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