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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

      • Twelve-fifteen 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
      (not available to students pursuing the Liberal Arts English Major or the Secondary Education English Major) 

      • 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.

        • 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 383.

      • Two of the following courses (6 crs.): English 301, 320, 341, 384, 452.

      • One 300-level course in French, Spanish, or German or a fourth-semester course in Russian or Japanese. (Excluding German 312 and 314, Spanish 300 and 307, French 303 and 312, and Japanese 315).

      • Three courses (9 crs.) from the following list:

            • Anthropology 102, 274, 366
            • Communication 268, 316, 318
            • Computer Science 381
            • English 281, 301, 320, 322, 341, 384, 385, 386, 387, 452, 
            • French 303, 312
            • German 312, 314
            • Philosophy 202, 316, 422
            • Political Science 253, 304, 330, 373
            • Psychology 271, 380, 391
            • Spanish 307, 312, 372
            • Sociology 321, 325, 331, 359
    Note: Individual courses may be conted only once for the minor. 

    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 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 or 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 or 396.

        Group 2: Specialized Literacy Studies, including 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 343, 350, 366, 391, 392 or 482.

    • One of the following: English 223 or Educational Leadership 303.

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