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MINOR REQUIREMENTS CHECK SHEET

A minimum of 30 graded credit hours in English/Writing at the 200 level or above.
At least 15 credit hours must be upper division.
A minimum grade of “C-“ and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (or better) is required in all courses counting toward the minor.
At least 10 graded credit hours counting toward the monor must be completed at Eastern Oregon University.
If this minor overlaps with another English/Writing minor only one course can overlap with the other minor.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please note that course pre-requisites may not be taken as co-requisites.
The T listed after the title of the course means the course is recommended for future K-12 teachers.
Many of the ENGL/WR courses have student standing requirements. The student standings listed below are: freshman(FR), sophomore(SO), junior(JR) and senior(SR).

 

PREREQUISITES REQUIRED FOR STARTING THE PROGRAM: 8 credits (not counted in the 30 credit minimum)
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisites(s)
ENGL 136 Themes [AEH] 4 College level reading and writing skills
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

 

REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES:
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ENGL 201 Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 222 Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 281 Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 241 Intro to Fiction Writing [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 242 Intro to Poetry Writing [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 243 Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 248 Intro Writing in Genres [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing

 

Choose one of the following courses:

ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 341 Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry [available in even years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in the Genres 4 WR 248 & JR or SR standing

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 360 Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR] 3 At least SO standing
WR 393 Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR] 3 WR 121 and SO standing

 

ELECTIVES: Minimum of 9 credit hours @200 level+, a minimum of 5 must be upper division:

The credits can be any 200, 300 or 400 level ENGL or WR courses not already used in the minor.

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ENGL 207 Applied Film Criticism 3 ENGL 195 or 199, & college reading/writing
ENGL 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121
ENGL 210 Special Topics 1-6 WR 121
ENGL 310 Selected Topics 1-6 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr standing
ENGL 315 Intro Applied Linguistics [AEH,UWR] 4 At least JR standing
ENGL 322* Historical Lit/Film [UWR] 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 339* Lit/Cinematic Genres [AEH,UWR] 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390* Multicultural Lit/Film 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 395* Gender in Lit/Film [AEH,DPD,UWR] 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 401* Research 1-5 JR or SR standing
ENGL 405 Reading & Conference 1-15 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 406* Publication/Presentation 1 JR or SR standing
ENGL 409 Practicum 1-5 JR standing
ENGL 410 Selected Topics 1-6 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 436* Literary/Film Themes [UWR] 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 446* Critical Theory 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 448* Major Authors/Auteurs [UWR] 2-5 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 470 Teaching English Studies 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 472 Problems in English Teaching 2-5 Admission to Teacher Education, ENGL 470
WR 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
WR 210 Special Topics 1-6
WR 220 Methods of Tutoring [UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 222 Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 230 News Writing [UWR] T 4 WR 121 or equivalent
WR 241 Intro to Fiction Writing [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 242 Intro to Poetry Writing [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 243 Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 248 Intro Writing in Genres [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 281 Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 310 Selected Topics in Writing 1-6
WR 320 Professional Writing [UWR] 3 WR 121 & JR standing
WR 322 Interdisciplinary Rhetoric 3 WR 222
WR 329 Grant Writing 1-3 WR 121 or equivalent & SO standing
WR 330 Digital Rhetoric [UWR] 3 JR or SR standing
WR 341 Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry [available in even years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in the Genres 4 WR 248 & JR or SR standing
WR 351 Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years] 4 At least JR standing
WR 360 Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR] 3 At least SO standing
WR 393 Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR] 3 WR 121 and SO standing
WR 401 Research 1-5
WR 407 Seminar 1-15
WR 409 Practicum 1-5
WR 410 Special Topics 1-6
WR 421 Advanced Methods of Tutoring Writing 3 WR 220, two terms of tutoring
WR 452 Projects in Writing 1-4 At least JR standing
WR 493 Writing Theory 3 WR 121, one lit course & JR or SR standing
*The following ENGL Courses may be repeated with different topics: 322, 339, 390, 395, 401, 406, 436, 446 and 448.
  • Integrative Studies Capstones in literary studies, rhetoric, or creative writing must meet English capstone requirements:
    • Literary Studies Capstone: must have at least 4 u.d. ENGL courses including ENGL 436.
    • Rhetoric Capstone: must have at least 4 u.d. WR/Rhetoric courses including WR 436. 
    • Creative Writing Capstone: must have at least 4 u.d. CW courses including WR 440 (on campus only). 
  • Integrative Studies Students are then encourages to enroll in the English Capstone sequence: WR 402 Capstone I (1) in Fall and WR 403 Capstone II in Winter, or they may enroll in LS 401.

The T after the course title means the course is recommended for future K-12 teachers.

Minimum of 30 credits required for the minor

If the requirements for the minor are not met at the time of graduation, the minor will not be awarded.
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Last EPCC update July 2018