minors & Specializations available from languages and literature

Minors Available - Information in the Academic Catalog

Chinese Minor - The minor requires 20 semester hours, of which six must be upper division. *Six hours may be included in the general education core curriculum for the B.A. degree.

Minor Requirements:

•CHIN 1401 - Beginning Chinese I 4 hrs
•CHIN 1402 - Beginning Chinese II 4 hrs
•CHIN 2301 - Intermediate Chinese I 3 hrs *
•CHIN 2302 - Intermediate Chinese II 3 hrs * and
•Six hours of upper-level in Chinese

 

English Minor - The minor requires 18 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division. *Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

Minor Requirements:

•ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs *
•ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs *
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs and
•Six hours of upper-level electives in English

Three hours from:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs

 

German Minor - The minor requires 20 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division. *Six hours may be included in the general education core curriculum for the B.A. degree

Minor Requirements:

•GERM 1401 - Beginning German I 4 hrs
•GERM 1402 - Beginning German II 4 hrs
•GERM 2301 - Intermediate German I 3 hrs *
•GERM 2302 - Intermediate German II 3 hrs * and
•Six hours of upper-level in German


Latin Minor - The minor requires 20 semester yours, of which six must be upper division. *Six hours may be included in the general education core curriculum for the B.A. degree.

Minor Requirements:

•LATN 1401 - Beginning Latin I 4 hrs
•LATN 1402 - Beginning Latin II 4 hrs
•LATN 2301 - Intermediate Latin I 3 hrs *
•LATN 2302 - Intermediate Latin II 3 hrs * and
•Six hours of upper-level Latin

 

Professional Writing Minor - The Professional Writing minor is offered for non-English majors who are majoring in a field that could be writing intensive or in which enhanced communication skills would be strongly preferred. The minor requires 21 semester hours. *Nine hours of general education courses (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 , and ENGL 2301 , or ENGL 2302 , or ENGL 2303 ) are included in the university general education curriculum.

Minor Requirements
•* ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
•* ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs

*Three hours of the following:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs

Students must take an additional nine hours from the following courses:
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
•ENGL 3307 - Creative Writing 3 hrs
•ENGL 3320 - Foundations of Technical Communication 3 hrs
•ENGL 4314 - Usage and Style 3 hrs

In addition, students must take at least three hours from the following courses:
•MCOM 3307 - News Editing for Media 3 hrs
•ART 3330 - Computer Graphic Design II 3 hrs
•ART 3332 - Typography and Branding 3 hrs
•MISM 3307 - Web Design 3 hrs
•MGMT 3310 - Managerial Communication 3 hrs

Spanish Minor - The minor requires 20 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division. *Six hours may be included in the general education core curriculum for the B.A. degree.

Course Requirements:

•SPAN 1401 - Beginning Spanish I 4 hrs
•SPAN 1402 - Beginning Spanish II 4 hrs
•SPAN 2301 - Intermediate Spanish I 3 hrs *
•SPAN 2302 - Intermediate Spanish II 3 hrs *
•Six hours of upper-level in Spanish


Specializations Available - Information in the Academic Catalog

American Literature Specialization - The specialization requires 36 hours, of which 18 hours are designated toward courses in American literature. *Nine of these twelve hours are included in the university general education core curriculum.

•* ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
•* ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs
•* ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
•ENGL 4308 - Colonial and Postcolonial Literature 3 hrs
•Six (additional, different) hours of upper -level courses in English (ENGL)

*Three hours from:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs

Twelve hours in American-literature focused courses:
•ENGL 3300 - 19th Century American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3301 - Early American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3302 - 20th Century American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3315 - Young Adult Literature 3 hrs

** ENGL 3303 , ENGL 3316 , and ENGL 4310 may be substituted under the twelve American-literature focused courses when the subject is relevant to American Literature.

 

British Literature Specialization - The specialization requires 36 hours, of which 18 hours are designated toward courses in British literature. *Nine of these twelve hours are included in the university general education core curriculum.

•* ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
•* ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs
•* ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
•ENGL 4308 - Colonial and Postcolonial Literature 3 hrs
•Six (additional, different) hours of upper-level courses in English (ENGL)

*Three hours from:
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs

Twelve hours in British-literature focused courses:
•ENGL 3310 - 19th Century British Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 3311 - 20th Century British Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 4301 - British Renaissance and Early 17th Century Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 4302 - Restoration and 18th Century British Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 4303 - Shakespeare 3 hrs
•ENGL 4304 - Early Medieval Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 4305 - Late Medieval Literature 3 hrs

** ENGL 3303 , ENGL 3316 , and ENGL 4310 may be substituted under the twelve British-literature focused courses when the subject is relevant to British Literature.

 

Professional Writing Specialization - The specialization requires 39 hours, of which 18 hours are designated toward courses in professional writing, editing, and design. *Nine of the twelve hours are included in the university general education core curriculum.

•* ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
•* ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
•ENGL 3307 - Creative Writing 3 hrs
•ENGL 3320 - Foundations of Technical Communication 3 hrs
•ENGL 4314 - Usage and Style 3 hrs
•Nine (different) hours of upper-level electives in English (ENGL)

*Six hours from:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs

Six hours from another department:
•MCOM 3307 - News Editing for Media 3 hrs
•ART 3330 - Computer Graphic Design II 3 hrs
•ART 3332 - Typography and Branding 3 hrs
•MISM 3307 - Web Design 3 hrs
•MGMT 3310 - Managerial Communication 3 hrs

 

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We also have courses in French.  However, we do not offer a minor in French.

  • FREN 1301 - Elementary French (first semester) Beginning
  • FREN 1302 - Elementary French (second semester) Continuation
  • FREN 2301 - Intermediate French (first semester) Beginning
  • FREN 2302 - Intermediate French (second semester) Continuation