English Minor with a Literature Concentration

The student minoring in English completes, with a grade of C- or better in each course and with an overall GPA in the minor of 2.0, at least 15 credits at the 200-level or above beyond the credits earned for freshman composition.

The 15 credits must be distributed as follows:

  1. One literature course at the 200-level;
  2. A second literature course, at either the 200-level or the 300-level;
  3. A third literature course, at the 400-level;
  4. Two additional English courses other than freshman composition (i.e., any two courses designated ENG and numbered 200 or above, excluding ENG 208).

 


English Minor with a Creative Writing Concentration

(New requirements, for students who enter UM in Fall 2016 or later.  All other students may choose to follow these requirements for the Creative Writing minor, or they may follow the old requirements listed below.)

Students may declare the minor in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing through their school or college. Submitting materials to the Creative Writing Program is not required for the minor. The student completes, with a grade of C- or better in each course and with an overall GPA in the minor of at least 2.0, 15 credits at the 200-level or above beyond the credits earned for freshman composition.

The 15 credits must be distributed as follows:

1. Introduction to Creative Writing, ENG 209;

2. Two additional creative writing courses, to be taken after ENG 209 and chosen from one of the following three tracks:

    • ENG 290, followed by ENG 390 (fiction track)
    • ENG 292, followed by ENG 392 (poetry track)
    • ENG 290 and ENG 292, taken in either order (mixed-genre track)

3. One literature course at the 200-level;

4. One literature course at the 300-level or above.

 

ENGLISH MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING (Old requirements, for students who entered UM before Fall 2016. These students may also choose to follow the new requirements for the Creative Writing minor listed above.)

Students may declare the minor in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing through their school or college. Submitting materials to the Creative Writing Program is not required for the minor. The student completes, with a grade of C- or better in each course and with an overall GPA in the minor of at least 2.0, 15 credits at the 200-level or above beyond the credits earned for freshman composition.

The 15 credits must be distributed as follows:

  1. Introduction to Creative Writing ENG 209;
  2. One literature course at the 200-level, excluding ENG 210;
  3. Beginning Cross-Genre Workshop for non-majors, ENG 219;
  4. Intermediate Cross-Genre Workshop for non-majors, ENG 391;
  5. One literature course at the 300-level or above.