The English Minor

The English minor consists of 15 credit hours of coursework beyond the required composition course. It must include at least 6 credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or above and must include at least 3 credit hours at the 4000 level. It may include no more than 6 credit hours in special problems, methods, or reading courses such as English 4955 and 4960. A grade of C or above must be earned in all minor course work and a minimum GPA of 2.0 achieved in the minor. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed in MU coursework.

The Rhetoric and Writing Studies Minor
The Writing Minor is a 15-hour course of study designed to help students in all majors and colleges improve their writing and critical thinking skills. It includes at least nine credit hours in writing courses specified by the department, including six credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or above. The other six credit hours may be other writing courses or Writing Intensive courses beyond those WI courses required for graduation. Enrollment in this minor is limited; consult with the English Department Undergraduate Advisor to enroll.

The Creative Writing Minor
The Creative Writing minor consists of 15 credit hours of coursework and is designed to serve a writer’s need to develop effective literary skills. For Creative Writing courses, it must include at least 3 credit hours at the 1000 level (1500, 1510, 1520, 1530) in any genre, 3 credit hours at the 2000 level (2510, 2520, 2530) in any genre, and 3 credit hours at the 4000 level (4510, 4520, 4530) in any genre. In addition to these requirements, students must take 6 credits of electives in any 3000- or 4000-level English courses. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all minor coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.0 achieved in the minor. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed in MU coursework. Students who declare a major in English cannot simultaneously minor in Creative Writing.