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The English General Minor consists of five (15 credit hours) of 300- and 400-level English courses; however, three hours must be at the 400 level. The General Minor allows students to “make their own” minor and enroll in courses which suit their personal interests and/or professional goals.
Design your own minor to suit your professional goals or personal interests
Market yourself as a “well-rounded” candidate for future career options
A general minor can mix and match five classes in the five concentration areas: Literature, Professional Writing, Applied Language Studies, Journalism, and Creative Writing. Regardless of emphasis, the curriculum is still noted as a Minor in English.
This course provides the student with a working knowledge of various types of technical communication, including the writing of proposals, instructions, and reports for both the specialist and the nonspecialist. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.
An investigation of how African American literature has innovated, influenced, and been influenced by literary movements, historical events, social transitions, and political upheavals. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: One 300-level literature course or permission of instructor and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and a grade of C or better in one of the following: ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C.
This course focuses on writing for television news and producing online news reports. Students strengthen their journalistic skills and learn the importance of writing clearly for a viewing audience while working under newsroom deadlines. By the end of the course, students should feel confident in producing accurate, detailed reports for both television news and online news sites. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C.
Students entering the Minor program in English should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
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