Minor in English

The minor in English (EN) allows students to explore a wide range of literature, theory, and interdisciplinary themes while strengthening their critical thinking, writing, and research methods.

The department’s minor program consists of six 4-credit courses in English language and literature:

  • CAS EN 220 Seminar in Literature (4 cr)
  • Five elective 4-credit courses, at least four of which are numbered CAS EN 300 or higher
    • One of the five elective courses can be numbered CAS EN 121–299, provided it is taken before or concurrently with CAS EN 220
    • At least one of the five elective courses must focus on literature written before 1800

Note: For English minors, CAS EN 221 is not a prerequisite for CAS EN 322.

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher for credit. A student desiring a minor program in English should consult the Undergraduate Coordinator in English to determine which faculty member will serve as his or her advisor.