Our English majors explore with their professors the broad and evolving sweep of English and American literature, honing their critical thinking skills as they go.

English Minor Requirements

English Minor

(six courses)

  • ENGL 150 Introduction to Literature 
  • ENGL 225 Survey of English Literature 1 or ENGL 226 Survey of English Literature 2 
  • ENGL 235 Survey of U.S. Literature 1 or ENGL 236 Survey of U.S. Literature 2 
  • ENGL 305 Literary Theory and Writing 
  • ENGL 325 Chaucer or ENGL 334 Milton or ENGL 339 Shakespeare’s Drama 
  • one ENGL elective*


English Teaching Minor

(six courses)

  • ENGL 150 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 225 Survey of English Literature 1 or ENGL 226 Survey of English Literature 2 
  • ENGL 235 Survey of U.S. Literature 1 or ENGL 236 Survey of U.S. Literature 2 
  • ENGL 290 The English Language 
  • ENGL 305 Literary Theory and Writing 
  • ENGL 310 Race and Sex in Contemporary U.S. Texts

Special Note: Students must fulfill their Area 5 General Education requirement by taking ENGL 150 and their Area 7 requirement by taking a modern or classical language at least through 102.

*HUMA 240, HUMA 262 and CLAS 325 / WOLT 325 may be taken as ENGL electives. Students may take more than one ENGL 289, ENGL 489, or ENGL 491 course with the approval of the advisor and course instructor.