Department of English at Winthrop - The Minor

The English Minor

Minor in English

The minor in English allows students in all majors to explore a wide variety of literature and authors over a broad time range. It also provides background in investigating, interpreting, and writing about literature.

For a minor in English, students must complete 18 semester hours in ENGL courses, including ENGL 203, ENGL 208, and ENGL 211 and 9 hrs in ENGL electives, which may include ENGE 519 and a maximum of 3 hours in ENGL 200. Six hours in the minor MUST be numbered above 299, and 3 hours in the minor MUST be numbered above 499.

Minor in Writing

The minor in Writing allows students in all majors to pursue their interests in the craft of written expression, whether in a creative or a professional emphasis.

Students completing the Writing Minor will earn 18 semester hours and may emphasize either Creative Writing or Professional Writing. If courses meeting this requirement are not counted toward the English Major, English majors may use these 6 hours as part of the required 18 semester hours in a Writing Minor.

Students choosing the Creative Emphasis choose 9-12 hours from:

  • WRIT 200 (3) Writing Topics & Trends
  • WRIT 307 (3) Fiction Writing 
  • WRIT 316 (3) Poetry Writing 
  • WRIT 351 (3) Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • WRIT 503 (3) Creative Writing Theory
  • WRIT 507 (3) Advanced Fiction Writing
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 511 (3) Topics in Writing & Critical Communication 
  • WRIT 516 (3) Poetry Writing II 

and 6-9 hours from:

  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory 
  • WRIT 350 (3) Intro to Composition Theory and Pedagogy 
  • WRIT 500 (3) The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media 
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology 
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required)
  • ENGL 310 (3) Special Types of Literature 
  • ENGL 317 (3) The Short Story 
  • ENGL 320 (3) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
  • ENGL 321 (3) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
  • ENGL 325 (3) Dramatic Literature 
  • ENGL 328 (3) Healing Arts in Medicine 
  • ENGL 501 (3) Modern British Poetry  
  • ENGL 504 (3) Modern American Poetry  
  • ENGL 507 (3) Hist & Dev of Modern English 
  • ENGL 510 (3) Topics in Literature and Language (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • ENGL 520 (3) 17th-Century Eng Lit (Excl Milton) 
  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • ENGL 550 (3) Topics in Critical Reading 
  • ENGE 519 (3) Adolescent Literature

Students choosing the Professional Emphasis choose 6 hours from:

  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory 
  • WRIT 366 (3) Technical Communication 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media 
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology 

and 12 hours from:

  • ENGL 507 (3) History and Development of Modern English 
  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • ENGL 550 (3) Topics in Critical Reading (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • MCOM 226 (3) Multimedia Storytelling & Prod 
  • MCOM 302 (3) International Communication 
  • MCOM 304 (3) Intercultural Communication
  • MCOM 390 (3) Culture of Media Startups
  • WRIT 200 (3) Writing Topics & Trends
  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory
  • WRIT 311 (3) (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 351 (3) Creative Nonfiction Writing  
  • WRIT 366 (3) Technical Communication
  • WRIT 367 (3) Editing for Professionals 
  • WRIT 431 (1) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 432 (2) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 433 (3) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 465 (3) Preparation of Oral and Written Reports
  • WRIT 500 (3) The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 511 (3) Topics in Writing & Crit Comm (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 566 (3) Writing for Sciences and Technology 

Consult your advisor or the Chair for details about how specific topics courses will count in DegreeWorks.

For more information about these minors, please contact Dr. Casey A. Cothran, Chair.

Last Updated: 10/23/20