Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in English (ENGMIN)Department of English

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.

Description

The Minor in English provides students with a course of study that deepens literary and rhetorical analysis, builds critical writing skills, and offers specialized knowledge of particular genres, cultural forms, and literary history. The minor enhances a number of majors and career possibilities by foregrounding the power of language, critical analysis, and communication skills.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (above the 100 level), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
  2. Introductory Genre course. One (1) course:
    • (must be approved for CASE Intensive Writing)
    • (must be approved for CASE Intensive Writing)
    • (must be approved for CASE Intensive Writing)
    • (must be approved for CASE Intensive Writing)
  3. Literary history courses. Two (2) courses:
  4. Electives. One English elective at the 300–499 level (may include ENG-L 310, ENG-L 312 or ENG-L 316 if not used to fulfill requirement 3 above).
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Notes

  • * ENG-W 202 and ENG-W 205 are not approved for inclusion in the minor.
  • * Students may complete both the minor in English and another minor offered by the Department of English as long as different courses are chosen to complete each minor. Students pursuing a major in English are not eligible for this minor.