The English Minor
Students must complete a minimum of 18 hours in English courses (excluding 101 and 198), half of which must be 300/400-level. Note: Because WSU undergraduates take either English 101 or 198 as graduation requirements, these courses may not be used for the minor in English. English 302 is required.
The Creative Writing Minor
Students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours distributed as follows:
English 251 (Introduction to Creative Writing) or English 252 (Introduction to Creative Writing and Creative Writing Pedagogy)
9-12 hours Creative Writing English Courses:
Engl 351 (Creative Writing Prose), Engl 352 (Creative Writing Poetry), Engl 353 (Creative Writing: Nonfiction), Engl 354 (Digital Storytelling), Engl 357 (Topics in Magazine Editing and Creative Writing), Engl 358 (Editing and Publishing Workshop), Engl 359 (Topics in Creative Writing), Engl 446 (Form and Theory in Creative Writing), Engl 451 (Advance Creative Writing: Fiction), Engl 452 (Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry), Engl 453: (Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction Prose)
One additional 300- or 400-level Engl course
One ENGLISH 358 (workshop), Engl 498 (Internship), or Engl 499 (Independent study) in Creative Writing
9 hours of upper-division work must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.
The Professional Writing Minor
The student must complete 18 hours, half of which must be 300/400-level, including Engl 301, 402 or 403, and 461. In addition, 9 hours from Engl 255, 256, 300, 354, 401, 402, 403, 405, and 498 are required.
The Linguistics Minor
The student must complete 18 credits to earn the minor in Linguistics, half of which must be 300-400-level taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Required courses: Engl 256; Engl 443; Engl 444; Engl 457; two from Anth 350, 450, Engl 112, 454, 458, or Phil 443.
The Humanities Minor
The Department of English administers the humanities minor. The humanities minor is particularly appropriate for communication students with international interests, foreign languages majors seeking to broaden their studies beyond their major language, and history and business majors with interests in international arts and literature.
The student must complete a minimum of 18 hours in courses listed under “Humanities,” of which at least half must be 300/400-level.
Certifying a Minor
To certify a minor, contact your academic advisor.