English Minor

The requirements for an English minor are 23 credit hours (with at least 9 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level), including:

1. General English Minor
ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 314 Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 320 Selected Writers

Four courses from the following:
ENG 203 Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature -OR-
ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 241 History of the Drama
ENG 301 British Writers I
ENG 302 British Writers II
ENG 310 American Literature to 1900
ENG 311 American Literature from 1900 to the Present
ENG 321 Modern Poetry
ENG 331 Contemporary Drama
ENG 333 Detroit in Literature
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 351 Shakespeare
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 352 The Novel
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 370 Literature by Women

2. English Minor for Teaching
ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 205 Children’s Literature (required for elementary teacher candidates only)
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 317 The English Language: History, Structure & Grammar (required for secondary teacher candidates only)

Four courses from the following:
ENG 203 Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 241 History of the Drama
ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature -OR-
ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 301 British Writers I
ENG 302 British Writers II
ENG 310 American Literature to 1900
ENG 311 American Literature from 1900 to the Present
ENG 320 Selected Writers
ENG 321 Modern Poetry
ENG 331 Contemporary Drama
ENG 333 Detroit in Literature
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 351 Shakespeare
ENG 352 The Novel
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 370 Literature by Women

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor. Please see additional requirements, including ENG 348, Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12, in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

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Audrey Becker, Ph.D.
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Darcy L. Brandel, Ph.D.
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