College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The English Minor

English Minor

18 hours are required

  • 3 hours: EN 185: Intro. to Discipline of English
  • 3-6 hours of EN 200-level literature courses
  • 9-12 hours of EN 300-and 400-level literature courses

English Minor with Writing Concentration

21 hours are required

  • 3 hours - EN185: Intro. to the Discipline of English
  • 3 hours - EN 218 or 219
  • 9 additional hours of writing courses
  • 6 hours of EN literature courses, including at least 1 course at the 300 or above level

English Minor with Public and Professional Writing Concentration

21 hours are required

  • 3 hours - EN185: Intro. to the Discipline of English
  • 3 hours - EN203: Intro. to Professional Writing
  • 9 hours - EN303: Studies in Professional Writing and six additional hours of writing courses
  • 6 hours - Two EN literature courses, one at the 300 level  

Prospective minors should consult the department head for course selection and overall program rationale.

Upper-division English courses are to be selected from among the following:

EN301                   Topics in Advanced Composition

EN303                   Studies in Professional Writing

EN310                   Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop

EN319                   History of the English Language

EN321/322          Comparative Literature I/II

EN341/441          Topics in 19th Century American Culture

EN362                   Renaissance Literature

EN363/463          Shakespeare

EN366/466          Romanticism

EN367                   Victorian Literature

EN368/468          20th Century British Literature

EN370                   Literature and Public Problems

EN381/481          Studies in Major Authors

EN382/482          Studies in Poetry

EN383/483          Studies in Fiction

EN384/484          Studies in Drama

EN385/485          Studies in Literary Criticism

EN386/486          Studies in Rhetoric

EN387/487          Studies in Literary Theory

EN390                   Research Seminar

EN393/493          Special Topics in Literature

EN394/494          Special Topics in Film

EN395/396          Internship

EN403                   Senior Seminar and Internship in Professional Writing

EN410                   Senior Creative Writing Seminar

EN421/EN422     Comparative Literature I and II Surveys

EN450                   The Senior Essay

EN455S                 Writing in Schools

EN495/496          Independent Study

EN499                   Honors Thesis


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Department of English

Jordan Hall, Room 308
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9293
Administrative Specialist:
Anne Minnich-Beck