Minors in English

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

To declare a minor, fill out a form listing the classes you are applying to the minor and list the grades earned in those classes. Minor forms can be picked up in the CLA Student Services Office (321 Tichenor Hall), from the English Department Advisor (9030 Haley Center) or downloaded below. Completed forms must be signed by the English Department Advisor and the dean of your college.

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.

 Minor in Creative Writing: The Creative Writing Minor requires 15 credit hours. (See the list below.)

  • ENGL 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 4200 Fiction Writing I (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 4210 Fiction Writing II (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 4220 Poetry Writing I (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 4230 Poetry Writing II (3 hrs)

Minor in English: The English Minor requires 15 credit hours. All courses are elective courses. However, at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or higher.

Minor in Linguistics: 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. (See the list below.)

  • 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)

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 an elective. (See the list below.)

  • ENGL 2010 Introduction to Professional Writing and Literacy Studies (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 4020 Technical and Professional Editing (3 hrs) (formerly 5000)
  • ENGL 4030 Document Design in Technical and Professional Communication (3 hrs) (formerly 5010)
  • ENGL 4040 Public Writing (3 hrs) (formerly 5030 Topics in TPC) 
  • One of the following courses:
    • ENGL 3040 Technical Writing (3 hrs)
    • ENGL 3080 Business Writing (3 hrs)
    • ENGL 4010 Topics in Writing (3 hrs)
    • ENGL 4150 Topics in Language Study (3 hrs)
    • ENGL 4160 Technology, Literacy and Culture (3 hrs)

 

For more information

Betsy Panhorst
Academic Advisor
panhoec@auburn.edu
9030 Haley Center
(334) 844-9026

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

Last Updated: October 08, 2013