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The English Minor

LIBERAL ARTS ENGLISH MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to supplement a major within a related field of the Humanities.
  • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
  • Required Courses: Students minoring in English may choose one of four options: creative writing, rhetoric, literature, or linguistics. Each option requires a minimum of 21 units (crs.).
    Students becoming secondary education teachers who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12 must choose the Secondary Education English Minor, which is 27 units (crs.).
  • CREATIVE WRITING
    • 3 units (crs.): English 281, Introduction to English Studies
    • 12 units (crs.): Four of the following: English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330, 385 and 405.
    • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: English 314, 319, 324, 326, 327, 331, 322, 333, 334, 336, 337, 339, 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 349, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 390, 391, 392 and 448.
  • RHETORIC
    • 3 units (crs.): English 281
    • Educational Foundations 15 units (crs.): Four or Five of the following: English 301, 322, 354, 381, 382, 383, 386 and/or 387.
    • 3-6 units (crs.): One or Two of the following: English 303, 308, 317 and/or 385.
  • LITERATURE
    • 3 units (crs.): English 281
    • 12 units (crs.): Four literature courses, one in each of four areas of the Liberal Arts Major:
      • The English Literary Tradition, including English 333, 340, 342, 351, 353, 356, 362, 363, 364, 365 or 369.
      • The American Literary Tradition, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.
      • Major Figures, including English 344, 346, 347 or 448.
      • Women’s American Ethnic, and/or Post-Colonial Literature, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 361, 367, 370, 371, 393, 394, or 395. (Note: Appropriate sections of English 331 and 376 count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.)
    • 3 units (crs.): One course in Area D, cultural studies, including English 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 339, 340, 350, 354, 357, 366, 382, 391, 392 or 482.
    • 3 units (crs.): One additional literature course in English at or above the 300 level.
  • LINGUISTICS
    • 3 units (crs.): English 281
    • 3 units (crs.): One of the following: English 301 or 383.
    • 3 units (crs.): Proficiency in a foreign language, demonstrated by passing a 300-level course in French, Spanish, or German, or by passing a fourth term course in Russian or Japanese. (This requirement is waived for students whose native language is other than English. These students must add a third course in either of the categories below.)
    • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: English 320, 341, 384 or 452.
    • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: Anthropology 102, 272 or 274; Computer Science 381; Mathematics 122; Philosophy 202, 316 or 422; French 303 or 312; German 312 or 314; Spanish 307 or 312; or Communication 358.

SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12.

  • Required Units (crs.): 27 minimum.
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281
  • Area A: 12 units (crs.): Four required literature courses.
    • One course in English literature before 1900, including English 333, 340, 342, 344, 346, 351, 353, 356, 362, 363, 364, 365 or 369.
    • One course in American literature, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.
    • One course in Shakespeare, including English 347 or 448.
    • One course in literature by women, American ethnic and/or post-colonial writers, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 361, 367, 370, 371, 393, 394, or 395.
  • Area B: 3 units (crs.): One linguistics course, English 301, 341, 383, 384
  • Area C: 3 units (crs.): One course in creative writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330 or 405.
  • Area D: 3 units (crs.): One course in specialized literacy or cultural studies chosen from either of the following groups.
    Group1: Cultural Studies; including 354, 357, 382, 390.
    Group 2: Specialized Literacy Studies; including 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 343, 350, 366, 391, 392, 482.
  • One of the following: English 223 or Educational Leadership 303.
  • Comment:
    English 307 meets the University Composition Requirement but does not count toward the unit (cr.) requirements for the English Minor.
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