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Indiana University Bloomington

The English Minor

Below you will find a description of the requirements for the minor in English. There is also a minor in Creative Writing.


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The requirements for the minor (for students entering Indiana University in the Summer 1998 and thereafter) are as follows:

L202: Literary Interpretation. Required for both the minor and the major. Prerequisite: English W131 or other successful fulfillment of first-year composition requirement. (3 hours)

Historical Distribution Requirement. This is satisfied by taking departmentally-approved courses representing two of the following periods in the history of literatures in English:

  • Beginnings through the Sixteenth Century (3 hours)
  • Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (3 hours)
  • The Nineteenth Century (3 hours)
  • 1900 to the Present (3 hours)

English Electives. English Electives. One course (3 credit hours) at the 200 level or higher, and one course (3 credit hours) at the 300 level or higher, chosen from the fields of English Language (ENG-G). English Literature (ENG-E and ENG-L) and Writing (ENG-W).

Total: 15 hours

At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken in residence on the Bloomington campus. Contact the English Advising Office (Ballantine 442, 855-9532) to meet with an advisor and declare the minor.

Students whose major department requires a minor should consult with their advisor about additional or other requirements.