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The Minor(s)

  1. 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

        • Three units (crs.): English 281, Introduction to English Studies

        • Twelve units (crs.): Four of the following: English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330, 385 and 405.

        • Six units (crs.): Two of the following: English 314, 319, 322, 324, 326, 327, 331, 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

        • Three 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.

        • Three to six units (crs.): One or Two of the following: English 303, 308, 317 and/or 385.

      • Literature

        • Three units (crs.): English 281

        • Twelve 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 314, 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.)

        • Three 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, 396 or 482.

        • Three units (crs.): One additional literature course in English at or above the 300 level.

      • Linguistics

        • Three units (crs.): English 281

        • Three units (crs.): One of the following: English 301 or 383.

        • Three 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.)

        • Six units (crs.): Two of the following: English 320, 341, 384 or 452.

        • Six 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.

  2. 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.

      • Three units (crs.): English 281

      • Area A: 12 units (crs.): Four required literature courses.

    • One course in English Literary Tradition, including English 333, 340, 342, 344, 346, 351, 353, 356, 362, 363, 364, 365 or 369.

    • One course in American Literary Tradition, including English 314, 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: Three units (crs.): One linguistics course, English 301, 341, 383, 384

      • AREA C: Three units (crs.): One course in creative writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330 or 405.

      • AREA D: Three 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, 396.

        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.

  3. 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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