Minor in English: Writing Emphasis

  • There are various ways of emphasizing writing. If your interest is in creative writing, your minor curriculum might include courses like these:

    • ENGL 122 Literary Analysis
    • ENGL 221 Creative Writing
    • ENGL 325 Creative Writing: Poetry or ENGL 326 Creative Writing: Fiction
    • ENGL 327 Writing Creative Non-Fiction
    • ENGL 347 Playwriting
    • ENGL 421 Digital Writing

    While neither ENGL 122 nor the genre courses are required for such an emphasis, studying the analysis of literature can prove invaluable to the creation of poetry and fiction. Genre courses include:

    • ENGL 335 Literary Nonfiction
    • ENGL 340 The Novel
    • ENGL 341 Poetry
    • ENGL 342 Short Fiction
    • ENGL 343 Drama

    If your major is in journalism, communications and media, or political science (among others), your minor with an emphasis in non-literary writing might include these courses:

    • ENGL 220 Advanced Composition I
    • ENGL 320 Advanced Composition II
    • ENGL 322 Technical Writing I
    • ENGL 420 Special Writing Applications
    • ENGL 421 Digital Writing
    • ENGL 422 Technical Writing II

    Keep in mind that these are only examples and suggestions. You are free to take a more “pick and choose” route to your minor in English—as long as you keep in mind that many upper-level courses do have prerequisites to consider.