English Minors

English Minors

The English Department offers minors in the following areas

Note: with the exception of Film, Journalism, and ESL/Linguistics, these minors are not for English majors.  

Please note that curriculum sheets will download to your computer when you click on the title of the minor.


American Literature (Fall 2010)

18 credits minimum (beyond required composition courses) including ENGL 235, 236, 237, and three of the following : ENGL 331*, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 482, HUMN 400*.
*When its primary focus is American Literature.


British Literature (Fall 2010)

18 credits minimum (beyond required composition courses) including ENGL 233, 234, 237, 405 and two of the following: ENGL 331*, 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, HUMN 400*.
*When its primary focus is British Literature.


Film Studies (Fall 2010)

18 credits minimum (beyond required composition courses) including ENGL 240, 347, 481, 482, and 484 and one of the following: PHIL 327 (Philosophy in Film) or ANTH 227 (Culture through Film) or ECON 305 (Economics in Film)
*Note: Students may also apply to count film courses taken at F&M towards their film minor.


General English (Fall 2010)

18 credits minimum (beyond the required composition course) including at least one course in each of the following areas: language/linguistics, literature, and writing. Selection of individual courses must be consistent with University-wide curricular policies for minors.


Linguistics (Fall 2010) updated in 2016-17

18 credits minimum (beyond required composition courses) including ENGL 220, 321, 322, 462, 463, and one of the following: ENGL 221, 464, 465.




Journalism (Spring 2016)

English Majors with Journalism Option: 18 credits minimum, (beyond any course used to meet requirements for the Print Journalism Option) including ENGL 250, 318, 327, 328, 330, 435, 473 and Cooperative Education in Journalism courses, ENGL 300 & 400.

Non-English Majors or English Majors without Journalism Option: 18 credits minimum including 12 credits from required courses and 6 credits from elective courses. Required courses: ENGL 313, 315, 473, and one of the following: ENGL 317, 318, 330. Elective courses: ENGL 250, 318, 327, 328, 330, 435 and Cooperative Education in Journalism courses, ENGL 300, 400.


Writing Studies (Fall 2010) updated

18 credits minimum, consisting of 1 Core course: ENGL 272; 4 Elective courses from ENGL 280, 311, 312, 313, 316, 318, 319, 340, 342, 471, 491, COMM 342, 403, 430, GERM 460, FREN 460, SPAN 460 (2 courses must be from within the English Department and at least one course must be at the 400 level); 1 Capstone course from ENGL 400 or ENGL 472. Prerequisite: ENGL 110.