The minor in English consists of 15 units, including:
- Two prerequisite courses: E Lit 2151 Early Texts and Contexts and E Lit 2152 Modern Texts and Contexts
- Three upper-division (300- or 400-level) electives. These courses should be home-based in the Department of English
Students are expected to take courses for letter grades and to receive a grade of C or better in each.
Although the English Department does not offer a Writing Major, it provides a full range of courses in the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and various forms of non-fiction, as well as advanced courses in expository writing. A student with a special interest in writing may count toward the major up to nine upper-division units from a selection of these courses (designated Writing). Students who wish to take a Writing Minor in addition to an English Major are advised to take English and American literature courses (designated E Lit) exclusively for the major, Writing courses exclusively for the minor. Except where noted, students are expected to receive a grade of C or better in each course.
The Writing Minor consists of 15 units comprised of any five courses designated as Writing, one of which must be L13 311 or L13 312, but no more than two courses (six units) on the 200-level. Please note: Writing 1 does not count toward the Writing Minor.
With department approval, up to six units of Journalism courses in writing or editing offered in University College (the evening division) may be counted toward the Writing Minor. An off-campus internship (Writing 298) oriented toward writing may be counted as one of the 200-level courses. These two options may not be combined; i.e., regardless of level, at least three courses (nine units) must be chosen from the English Department offerings listed above.