English Minors

All our English minors are only available with a B.A. degree only.

English Minor

An English minor is an excellent combination with majors such as history and psychology.

I. General Studies
II. Required Courses
ENG 204 British Literature before the 18th Century
ENG 205 American Literature before the Civil War
ENG 214 English Literature after 18th Century
ENG 215 American Literature after the Civil War
ENG 311 Shakespeare
ENG 385 Advanced Composition
ENG 495 English Liberal Arts Senior Seminar
III. English Electives
Any two upper-level English courses
IV. Second Field & Electives to Total…128

100_0392Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Minor

I. General Studies
II. Required Courses
ENG 275 Structure of English
ENG 276 Linguistics and History of English
LING 285 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
LING 315 Sociolinguistics
ENG 410 Methods of Teaching Foreign Language

Writing Minor

The WLU writing minor is designed to give students a variety of writing experiences—from creative to technical to practical. Whatever the students’ major disciplines, the writing minor will dovetail well. The minor consists of 18 hours of required courses (Technical Writing, Creative Writing Prose and Poetry, Advanced Composition, Literary Criticism, and Desktop Publishing) and 3 hours of electives chosen from a variety of courses in other disciplines.

I. General Studies
II. Required Courses
ENG 274 Technical Writing
ENG 360 Creative Writing Poetry
ENG 361 Creative Writing Prose
ENG 385 Advanced Composition
ENG 395 Literary Criticism
COM 434 Desktop Publishing
III. Restricted Electives
Select one course from:
ENG 400 Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition
ENG 478 Special Topics in Writing
COM 231 Newswriting and Reporting
COM 332 Feature Writing
COM 333 Editorial Writing
COM 342 Playwriting—The One Act Play
GBUS 322 Business Communications
PHIL 310 Logic (Critical Thinking)
THE 360 Playwriting–The One Act Play
IV. Total with Major…128