Department of English

Minors in English

The Department of English 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 online through the Student Services Office's Online Minor Application Form.

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: May 11, 2020

The Creative Writing minor requires 15 credit hours.Students must take the Gateway course (ENGL 2000) and complete 2 two-part sequences of 6 hours apiece. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all minor courses.

  • ENGL 2000:  Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • Intermediate Creative Writing (6 hours)
    • 3210 Fiction Writing I (3)
    • 3230 Poetry Writing I (3)
    • 3250 Creative Nonfiction I (3)
  • Advanced Creative Writing (6 hours)
    • 4210 Fiction Writing II (3)
    • 4230 Poetry Writing II (3)
    • 4250 Creative Nonfiction II (3)
Last Updated: May 11, 2020

The English 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. Since faculty design courses with a range of focus, students should consult each semester’s course descriptions to determine a goodness of fit.  

 

Last Updated: October 18, 2018

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 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4140: Language Variation (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4150: Topics in Language Study (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4170: History of the English Language (3 Credit Hours)

One of the following courses:

  • ENGL 3040: Technical Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4160: Technology, Literacy, and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5840: Approaches to English Grammar (3 Credit Hours)
Last Updated: May 11, 2020

The Technical and Professional Communication minor 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 3020: Writing in Law & Justice (3)
  • ENGL 3040: Technical Writing (3)
  • ENGL 3060: Medical 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: May 11, 2020

For more information

Craig Bertolet

Craig Bertolet

Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies
bertocr@auburn.edu
9060 Haley Center

 

Last Updated: May 11, 2020