Minors in English

The English Department offers four minors. English majors may declare an English minor, providing the emphasis is different from that followed for the major.

 English minors should be declared with the department's academic advisor in 9030C Haley Center.

English courses used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum may not be counted toward a minor, nor can English courses required by your major. Note: some English courses come with prerequisites.

Last Updated: August 31, 2015

The Creative Writing Minor requires 15 credit hours. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all minor courses.

  • ENGL 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 4200 Fiction Writing I (3)
  • ENGL 4210 Fiction Writing II (3)
  • ENGL 4220 Poetry Writing I (3)
  • ENGL 4230 Poetry Writing II (3)
Last Updated: September 11, 2014

The ENGL minor is a flexible, 15-credit minor with least 9 hours required at the 3000-level or higher. Students can focus their interests in a variety of ways. Relevant courses for minors that focus on African American Literature, Literature & Social change, Popular Culture, or Voices of Literature are listed below. Since faculty design courses with a range of foci, students should consult each semester’s course descriptions to determine goodness of fit.  

African American Literature

  • ENGL 3710 - Survey of African American Literature before 1900
  • ENGL 3720- Survey of African American Literature after 1900
  • ENGL 3870 - World English Literatures
  • ENGL 4140 - Language Variation
  • ENGL 4450 - Topics in African American Literature

Literature and Social Change

  • ENGL 4140 - Language Variation
  • ENGL 4160 - Technology, Literacy and Culture
  • ENGL 4320 - Restoration and 18th century literature
  • ENGL 4330 - Age of Revolution in British Literature
  • ENGL 4740 - Environment, Literature and Culture

Popular Culture

  • ENGL 4140 - Language Variation
  • ENGL 4520 - 19th Century Novel
  • ENGL 4710 Topics in Gender and Sexuality
  • ENGL 4720 - Topics in Minority Voices in Literature
  • ENGL 4730 - Topics in Popular Culture
  • ENGL 4740 - Environment, Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 4750 - Topics in Mythology and Folklore

 Voices of Literature

  • ENGL 3110- Survey of Linguistics
  • ENGL 4140 - Language Variation
  • ENGL 4370 - Irish Literature
  • ENGL 4440 - Southern Literature
  • ENGL 4450 - Topics in African American Literature
  • ENGL 4570 - Studies in Comparative Literature
  • ENGL 4630 - British Authors
  • ENGL 4720 - Topics in Minority Voices in Literature
  • ENGL 5410 - History of the English Language
Last Updated: August 31, 2015

The linguistics minor is designed for students who want to prepare for careers as teaching English or other languages, and for students interested in graduate study in anthropology, communication, education, foreign languages, language disorders, linguistics, or pre-law. The minor in linguistics requires 15 credit hours. There are four required courses and an elective. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all minor courses.

  • ENGL 3110 Survey of Linguistics (3)
  • ENGL 4140 Language Variation (3)
  • ENGL 4150 Topics in Language Study (3)
  • ENGL 5410 History of the English Language (3)
  • One of the following courses:
    • ENGL 3040 Technical Writing
    • ENGL 4160 Technology, Literacy and Culture (3)
    • ENGL 5840 Approaches to English Grammar (3)
Last Updated: September 11, 2014

Minor in Technical and Professional Communication is designed for students who want to prepare for careers as technical communicators (writers, editors, publication analysts, information designers, etc.) or for careers in which communication skills are essential.

The Minor in Technical and Professional Communication requires 15 credit hours. There are four required courses and one elective. 

  • ENGL 2010 Introduction to Professional Writing and Literacy Studies (3)
  • ENGL 4020 Technical and Professional Editing (3)
  • ENGL 4030 Document Design in Technical and Professional Communication (3)
  • ENGL 4040 Public Writing (3)
  • One of the following courses:
    • ENGL 3040 Technical Writing (3)
    • ENGL 3080 Business Writing (3)
    • ENGL 4010 Topics in Writing (3)
    • ENGL 4150 Topics in Language Study (3)
    • ENGL 4160 Technology, Literacy and Culture (3)
Last Updated: September 11, 2014

For more information

Betsy Panhorst
Academic Advisor
panhoec@auburn.edu
9030 Haley Center

Robin Sabino
Director of Undergraduate Studies
sabinro@auburn.edu
8064 Haley Center

 

Last Updated: August 31, 2015