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English Minor

Liberal Arts and Education
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  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
  • This program requires summer terms.
The minor in English prepares students to succeed in professional organizations and myriad fields by offering students skills that will supplement their chosen majors. English minor graduates will gain an understanding and appreciation of the English language, develop critical thinking and theoretical application skills through the study and critique of literature, and gain insight into the importance of diversity. Minor outcomes: graduates will demonstrate proficiencies in the intensive writing processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, and editing for professional presentation use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in personal and professional writing demonstrate multicultural awareness of the scope and variety of literary works from around the world, literary movements, and literary theories locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view, and understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within global contexts think critically, analyze, interpret, and articulate an informed personal reaction to world literature through writing, discussion, and presentation participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Requirements
Required Courses - 12 credits
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
ENGL 3005 - Ancient to 17th Century World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
ENGL 3006 - 18th Century to Contemporary World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
English Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3537 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3857 - Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4000 - News and Promotional Writing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management (3.0 cr)
· ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1016 - American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, and the American Dream [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1017 - British Literature (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 2000 - Topics in Literature (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4000 - Intercultural Literature: Conversations between Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4007 - Advanced Topics in Literature (3.0 cr)
· GNED 3000 - Global Seminar [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GNED 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3856 - Editing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3860 - Topics in Writing (3.0 cr)
 
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WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Major forms of literature from various cultures/historical periods. Developing informed, personal response to literature/interpretive skills required for appreciation of literature.
ENGL 3005 - Ancient to 17th Century World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major forms of literature from ancient/medieval periods to Renaissance. Global focus of relevant historical, cultural, philosophical movements. Intensified interpretive/articulation skills for appreciation of literary evolution.
ENGL 3006 - 18th Century to Contemporary World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Major forms of literature from romanticism, realism, modernism, contemporary eras. Global focus of relevant historical, cultural, philosophical movements. Intensified interpretive/articulation skills for appreciation of literary evolution.
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
COMM 3537 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Visual delivery of end-products in professional communication. Classical/contemporary theories of visual delivery. Designing visual delivery to reflect personal philosophy of communication. Integrating visual delivery system with text to meet professional/client standards. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 3857 - Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Creating complex documents such as policies/procedures, manuals, instructions for clients. Team writing. Working with subject matter experts/technical topics. Usability testing/revision. Managing complex writing projects. Creating multiple documents as part of series. prereq: Comp 1013
COMM 4000 - News and Promotional Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of theory/techniques in news/promotional writing. Use of social media. Creating/implementing integrated media plan.
COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interrelationship of cultures/co-cultures. Interpreting diverse communication through literature, popular culture, and academic sources. Cultural values, world views, philosophies, patterns, meanings. Communication strategies across cultures. prereq: 3001
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Applying project management principles to manage publication from concept to final product. Design principles, desktop publishing software, audience analysis, usability testing, production. Using table presentations to communicate process, final product to clients/guests. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course in children's literature designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate literature, art, drama, dance/movement, and music throughout the curriculum from a constructivist view of learning. Field experiences. prereq: Minimum GPA of 2.50
ENGL 1016 - American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, and the American Dream (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American literature from Puritans to present. Develop informed, personal response. Major concerns of American writers in different eras. Introduction to interpretative skills required for appreciation of literature.
ENGL 1017 - British Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
British literature from classic to present. Develop informed, personal response to literature. Major concerns of British writers in different eras. Interpretative skills required for appreciation of literature.
ENGL 2000 - Topics in Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Changing focus on genres, cultures, literary topics, eras. Interpretive/writing skills required with focalized intent. Topic titles could include women/literature, war/literature, Modernism, Chinese literture, etc.
ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Representative works from various cultures from around globe. Relevant historical contexts/social movements. Intensified interpretive skills for appreciation of diverse genres.
ENGL 4000 - Intercultural Literature: Conversations between Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Study of literature of minority populations in the United States and globally, with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts that influence literature.
ENGL 4007 - Advanced Topics in Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced focus on literary themes/topics. Intensified articulation/interpretive skills required. Topic titles could include Dramatic Literature/Film, Crime/Crisis Literature, etc.
GNED 3000 - Global Seminar (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary approach to a specific culture and its current local/global issues. In-depth experiences in a discipline area of student's choice. Required international travel for one to three weeks, led by a faculty member.
GNED 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr, instructor consent
WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011
WRIT 3856 - Editing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Copy editing for accuracy, completeness, consistency, correctness. Comprehensive editing. Symbols of markup. Electronic editing. Style sheets/manuals. Proofreading. Editing visuals. Team editing tools. prereq: Comp 1013
WRIT 3860 - Topics in Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced level of writing/critiquing original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama. Reading/discussion regarding craft of writing/characteristics of great literature.