Department of English

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 Tichenor Hall. 

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: October 18, 2018

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 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4200:  Fiction Writing I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4210:  Fiction Writing II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4220:  Poetry Writing I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4230:  Poetry Writing II (3 Credit Hours)
Last Updated: October 18, 2018

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 5410: 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: October 18, 2018

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 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4020: Technical and Professional Editing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4030: Document Design in Technical and Professional Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4040: Public Writing (3 Credit Hours)

One of the following courses:

  • ENGL 3040: Technical Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3080: Business Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4010: Topics in Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4150: Topics in Language Study (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4160: Technology, Literacy, and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
Last Updated: October 18, 2018

For more information

Craig Bertolet
Director of Undergraduate Studies
bertocr@auburn.edu
8064 Haley Center

 

Last Updated: October 18, 2018