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English Minors

Three different English minors are available for students to pursue. Students may choose a minor in English Writing, English Literature, or an individualized English minor. More information about each English minor is available below.

Minor in English Writing

Prerequisites: ENG-W 131 and ENG-W 132

Students may earn a minor in writing by completing 15 credits. Choose 9-15 credits from the following courses:

  • ENG-W 203 Creative Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 210 Literacy and Public Life (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 301 Fiction Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 311 Creative Nonfiction (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing (may not receive credit for both ENG-W 231 and ENG-W 321) (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 331 Business and Administrative Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 365 Theories and Practices of Editing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 368 Research Methods and Materials (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 395 Individual Study of Writing (1-3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 398 Internship in Writing (0-3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 400 Issues in Teaching Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 411 Directed Writing (1-3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 462 Rhetoric and Composition (3 cr.)

Students may also take the following courses as part of their minor. However, no more than 6 credits may be taken in courses outside of English.

  • JOUR-J 200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-C 325 Interviewing Principles and Practices (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-C 391 Seminar: Public Relations Writing (3 cr.)
Minor in English Literature

The minor consists of 15 credit hours in literature, including:

  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation (3 cr.)
  • One of the following: ENG-E 301, ENG-E 302, ENG-E 303, ENG-E 304 (3 cr.)
  • Three 3-credit-hour, 200- to 400-level ENG-L or ENG-E courses
  • At least one elective course must be taken at the 300 level.

At least 9 credit hours of the above courses must be taken at IU Kokomo.

Individualized English Minor

The individualized English minor is designed for students who want to explore the full range of courses and experiences that English studies has to offer, including courses in language and linguistics, creative writing, literature, cultural studies, film, and rhetoric and writing. An English minor develops critical thinking skills, analytical ability, and proficiency in oral and written communication, skills that are highly prized in virtually all careers, industries, and endeavors.


  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C- or higher in each course.
  • ENG-L 202: Literary Interpretation (3 credits)
  • Four additional, 3 credit hour ENG-L, ENG-W, or ENG-E courses at the 200 level or above, with at least two of those courses at the 300 or 400 level (12 credits total)
  • To declare, complete an English minor form available here, in the Humanities Office KO 238, or with undergraduate Humanities advisor Megan Cooper (
Last updated: 01/13/2017