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. Students in either option must demonstrate completion of 6 hours from a core of WRIT 300, 311 (when topic is appropriate), 350, 351, 500, 501, 502, 503, 510 (when topic is appropriate), ENGL 530, or ENGL 507. 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.

Creative Emphasis: choose 6-9 hours from WRIT 307, 316, 507, 511, or 516; and 9-12 hours from WRIT 300, 350, 351, 500, 501, 502, 503, 510 (if on an appropriate topic), ENGL 310, 317, 320, 321, 325, 328, ENGL 501, 504, 507, 510 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission required), 520, 530, 550 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission required), or ENGE 519.

Professional Emphasis: choose 6 hours from a core of WRIT 300, 311 (when topic is appropriate), 350, 351, 500, 501, 502, 503, 510 (when topic is appropriate), ENGL 530, or ENGL 507; and choose 12 hours from WRIT 311 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission is required), 351, 366, 367, 431, 432, 433, 465, 501, 502, 510 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission required), 511 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission required), ENGL 550 (if topic is appropriate; dept. chair permission is required), MCOM 304 or VCOM 262.

*If on an appropriate topic; 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: 10/29/19