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English Minor

Effective Fall 2023

Exclusions:

Students who have declared an English Minor cannot also pursue an English Major or a Creative Writing Minor.

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English department advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the major, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.

Grade Policies

  • All courses taken in the minor must be C- or better.
  • The minor GPA will be calculated using all English courses taken toward the minor.
  • Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in courses taken in the minor.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite course for declaring the English minor. We recommend that students begin with a 200-level Foundations & Methods course. Students should schedule an appointment with an English advisor to declare the minor.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

Students must successfully complete 15 credits in ENGLISH courses. Students must take a total of two courses (6 credits) from the Foundations & Methods category and one course (3 credits) each from the Regions and Time categories with no option to “double-count” any courses: 

1. FOUNDATIONS & METHODS (two courses, 6 credits total) 

  • one 200-level course from the approved list (3 credits)
  • one 300- or 400-level course (3 credits)

2. REGIONS (one 300- or 400-level course, 3 credits total)
    Students must take one course (3 credits) from one of the following subcategories:

  • the Americas, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland;
  • Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands. 

3. TIME (one 300- or 400-level course, 3 credits total)
    Students must take one course (3 credits) from one of the following three subcategories:

  • Medieval and Early Modern
  • 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Modern and Contemporary

4. ELECTIVES

The remaining 3 credits must be completed with electives. The department will offer in any one term a considerable range of courses designed to meet these requirements and electives. A list of which courses meet a given requirement will be available each year online at www.lsa.umich.edu, or from an English department advisor.

 

Approved 200-level courses:

ENGLISH 201: Readings in U.S. Literatures: "American" and Other Fictions

ENGLISH 203: Intro to Rhetoric

ENGLISH 215: Great Women Writers

ENGLISH 216: Intro to Disability Studies

ENGLISH 221: Literature Outside the Classroom

ENGLISH 230: Intro to Short Story and Novel

ENGLISH 232: Intro to Visual Culture

ENGLISH 235: Intro to Autobiography

ENGLISH 240: Poetry for Non-majors

ENGLISH 242: Interdisciplinary Studies in English

ENGLISH 245: Intro to Drama and Theatre

ENGLISH 250: Intro to Language Studies

ENGLISH 258: Bible as Literature

ENGLISH 260: Intro to British Literature

ENGLISH 267: Shakespeare and his World

ENGLISH 270: Intro to American Lit

ENGLISH 274: Intro to Afro-American Lit

ENGLISH 275: Intro World Lit in English

ENGLISH 280: Intro to Digital Cultures

ENGLISH 282: Native American Literature

ENGLISH 285: Intro to 20th C Lit

ENGLISH 290: Topics in Lang & Lit

ENGLISH 292: Themes in Lang & Lit (mini-course)

ENGLISH 293: Great Works of Lit (mini-course)

One course may be a creative or expository writing course.  Creative/expository writing courses include ENGLISH 322 (only if elected FA21 or later), 323, 324, 325, 327, 328, 344 (only if elected FA21 or later), 345 (only if elected FA 21 or later), 423, 424, 425, 427, WRITING 300 or any transferred writing course. 

Constraints

1 course (3 credits) from transfer credit or study abroad may be used toward elective minor credits.

A total of 6 credits of 200-level coursework can count toward the minor. Because students must take one 200-level Foundations & Methods course to fulfill the Foundations & Methods requirement, they can count one additional 200-level course towards the minor. That second 200-level course can either satisfy the Time or Regions requirement or count as an elective.

English (Minor) (Fall 2018 - Summer 2023)

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

Students who have declared an English Minor cannot also pursue an English Major or a Creative Writing Minor.

Advising

Student seeking to make an advising appointment can schedule an appointment through the following link, https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/default.asp

 

 

Grade Policies

All courses taken in the minor must be C- or better.

The minor GPA will be calculated using all English courses taken toward the minor (including the pre-requisite course, 298).

Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in courses taken in the minor.

 

Prerequisites

English 298: Introduction to Literary Studies (minimum grade of C-)

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

English minors must elect a total of 15 credits of coursework including:

1. Upper-Level Core Requirements

Two of the core requirements listed below using two separate courses (6 credits):

   Pre-1642
   Pre-1830
   Pre-1900
   American Lit
   Identity/Difference
   Poetry

Courses that may be used to meet these core requirements can be found on the English Department website at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/courses/conReqs.asp.

2. Elective courses

An additional nine credits which can include:

a. English literature courses at the 300/400 level

b. Two elective courses (6 credits) may be at the 200-level.  Eligible courses are:

  • ENGLISH 201: Readings in U.S. Literatures: "American" and Other Fictions
  • ENGLISH 203: Intro to Rhetoric
  • ENGLISH 215: Great Women Writers
  • ENGLISH 216: Intro to Disability Studies 
  • ENGLISH 221: Literature Outside the Classroom
  • ENGLISH 230: Intro to Short Story and Novel
  • ENGLISH 232: Intro to Visual Cultures 
  • ENGLISH 235: Intro to Autobiography 
  • ENGLISH 240: Poetry for Non-majors 
  • ENGLISH 242: Interdisciplinary Studies in English 
  • ENGLISH 245: Intro to Drama and Theatre 
  • ENGLISH 250: Intro to Language Studies 
  • ENGLISH 258: Bible as Literature 
  • ENGLISH 260: Intro to British Literature 
  • ENGLISH 267: Shakespeare and his World 
  • ENGLISH 270: Intro to American Lit 
  • ENGLISH 274: Intro to Afro-American Lit 
  • ENGLISH 275: Intro World Lit in English 
  • ENGLISH 280: Intro to Digital Cultures 
  • ENGLISH 282: Native American Literature 
  • ENGLISH 285: Intro to 20th C Lit 
  • ENGLISH 290: Topics in Lang & Lit 
  • ENGLISH 292: Themes in Lang & Lit (mini-course) 
  • ENGLISH 293: Great Works of Lit (mini-course) 

c. One course may be a creative or expository writing course.  Creative/expository writing courses include ENGLISH 322 (only if elected FA21 or later), 323, 324, 325, 327, 328, 344 (only if elected FA21 or later), 345 (only if elected FA 21 or later), 423, 424, 425, 427, WRITING 300 or any transferred writing course.  

Constraints

1 course (3 credits) from transfer credit or study abroad may be used toward elective minor credits.

English (Minor) (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2017

Exclusions:

Students who have declared an English Minor cannot also pursue an English Major or a Creative Writing Minor.

Advising

Student seeking to make an advising appointment can schedule an appointment through the following link, https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/default.asp

 

 

Grade Policies

All courses taken in the minor must be C- or better.

The minor GPA will be calculated using all English courses taken toward the minor (including the pre-requisite course, 298).

Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in courses taken in the minor.

 

Prerequisites

English 298: Introduction to Literary Studies (minimum grade of C-)

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

English minors must elect a total of 15 credits of coursework including:

1. Upper-Level Core Requirements

Two of the core requirements listed below using two separate courses (6 credits):

   Pre-1642
   Pre-1830
   Pre-1900
   American Lit
   Identity/Difference
   Poetry

Courses that may be used to meet these core requirements can be found on the English Department website at http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/courses/conReqs.asp.

2. Elective courses

An additional nine credits which can include:

a. English literature courses at the 300/400 level

b. Two elective courses (6 credits) may be at the 200-level.  Eligible courses are:

ENGLISH 201: Readings in U.S. Literatures: "American" and Other Fictions
ENGLISH 203: Intro to Rhetoric 
ENGLISH 215: Great Women Writers 
ENGLISH 216: Intro to Disability Studies 
ENGLISH 221: Literature Outside the Classroom 
ENGLISH 232: Intro to Visual Cultures 
ENGLISH 235: Intro to Autobiography 
ENGLISH 240: Poetry for Non-majors 
ENGLISH 242: Interdisciplinary Studies in English 
ENGLISH 245: Intro to Drama and Theatre 
ENGLISH 250: Intro to Language Studies 
ENGLISH 258: Bible as Literature 
ENGLISH 260: Intro to British Literature 
ENGLISH 267: Shakespeare and his World 
ENGLISH 270: Intro to American Lit 
ENGLISH 274: Intro to Afro-American Lit 
ENGLISH 275: Intro World Lit in English 
ENGLISH 280: Intro to Digital Cultures 
ENGLISH 282: Native American Literature 
ENGLISH 285: Intro to 20th C Lit 
ENGLISH 290: Topics in Lang & Lit 
ENGLISH 292: Themes in Lang & Lit (mini-course) 
ENGLISH 293: Great Works of Lit (mini-course) 

c. One course may be a creative or expository writing course.  Creative/expository writing courses include English 223, 225, 229, 322 (only if elected SU21 or later), 323, 324, 325, 327, 328, 344 (only if elected SU21 or later), 345 (only if elected SU21 or later), 423, 424, 425, 427, WRITING 300 or any transferred writing course.  ENGLISH 223, 225, and 229 also count toward the two 200-level course limit.

Residency

1 course (3 credits) from transfer credit or study abroad may be used toward elective minor credits.