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English Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The English minor gives students the opportunity to explore the areas of literature, linguistics, and creative writing. The minor introduces students to texts written in English, acquaint them with a variety of historical periods and geographical regions, create an awareness of methods and theories of analysis, and provide an introduction to critical or creative writing. 

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. 
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Course
Required Courses
Choose one of the following courses
ENGL-210 Literature, Culture, and Media
ENGL-216 Literature from Around the World
Electives
Choose four of the following
   ENGL-275    Storytelling: [Genre/Theme]
   ENGL-307      Mythology and Literature  
   ENGL-308    Shakespeare: Drama  
   ENGL-309      Literary Forms*
   ENGL-310      Introduction to Language Science
   ENGL-315      Digital Literature  
   ENGL-316      Global Literature 
   ENGL-318      Popular Literature 
   ENGL-320      Genre Fiction†  
   ENGL-345    History of Madness
   ENGL-351    Language Technology
   ENGL-370    Evolving English Language
   ENGL-373    Media Adaptation
   ENGL-386    World Building Workshop
   ENGL-389    Digital Creative Writing Workshop
   ENGL-390    Creative Writing Workshop‡
   ENGL-391    Dangerous Texts
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-418    Great Authors
   ENGL-419    Literature and Technology

* Literary Forms (ENGL-309) may be taken up to two times, for six semester credit hours, as long the course topics are different.
† Genre Fiction (ENGL-320) may be taken up to two times, for six semester credit hours, as long the course topics are different.
‡ Creative Writing Workshop (ENGL-390) may be taken up to two times, for six semester credit hours, as long the course topics are different.