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The Minor in English requires students to take six courses in the Department. English 1, 2, 3, and 4 do not count towards the Minor. The purpose of the minor is to allow students to experiment widely or to follow a particular interest with some concentration. Therefore each minor will be individual not only in content but also in concept. To that end, all students are expected to plan a coherent program of study that leads to breadth, pursues a specialized interest, or combines these two objectives. Whatever course of study they construct, students are encouraged to include at least one course numbered below 100 and one above 100 and to consult with faculty members as they pursue their minors.

The following parameters apply to the minor in English:

  • Students must receive a grade of C- or higher in any course that they wish to count towards the fulfillment of the minor.
  • Only courses offered by the English Department or cross-listed with an English Department registration number can count for the English minor.
  • ExCollege courses may not be counted towards the minor.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be applied towards the minor. These must be taken in an English department.
  • Students may count a maximum of three creative writing courses (defined as courses numbered English 0005-0016) towards fulfillment of the minor. Fulfillment of the College Writing Requirement is a prerequisite for ENG 0005-0016. Please note that no more than two ENG 5 or ENG 6 courses can be counted.

To declare a minor in English, complete the electronic Declaration of Minor form on the Registrar’s website before December 2nd of your senior year. You do not need department approval in order to declare a minor.

Minor Concentration Check List