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English/Writing Minor

English/Writing Minor

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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 minor must be completed at Eastern Oregon University.

If this minor is declared with the Interdisciplinary Writing & Rhetoric 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 136Themes [AEH]4College level reading and writing skills
WR 121Academic Composition [GTW]4WR 115 or placement into WR 121

REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES:
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 201Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 281Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 241Intro to Fiction Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 242Intro to Poetry Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 243Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 248Intro Writing in Genres [APC]3Sophomore standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 341Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 342Intermediate Poetry [available in even years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 360Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR]3At least Sophomore standing
WR 393Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR]3WR 121 and Sophomore 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 207Applied Film Criticism3ENGL 195 or 199, & college reading/writing
ENGL 209Practicum1 to 5WR 121
ENGL 210Special Topics1 to 6WR 121
ENGL 310Selected Topics1 to 6WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior standing
ENGL 315Intro Applied Linguistics [AEH,UWR]4At least JR standing
ENGL 322*Historical Lit/Film [UWR]4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 339*Lit/Cinematic Genres [AEH,UWR]2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390*Multicultural Lit/Film2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 395*Gender in Lit/Film [AEH,DPD,UWR]4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 401*Research1 to 5JR or SR standing
ENGL 405Reading & Conference1 to 15WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 406*Publication/Presentation1Junior or Senior standing
ENGL 409Practicum1 to 5Junior standing
ENGL 410Selected Topics1 to 6WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 436*Literary/Film Themes [UWR]4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 446*Critical Theory4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 448*Major Authors/Auteurs [UWR]2 to 5WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 470Teaching English Studies4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 472Problems in English Teaching2 to 5Admission to Teacher Education, ENGL 470
WR 209Practicum1 to 5WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
WR 210Special Topics1 to 6
WR 220Methods of Tutoring [UWR]4WR 121
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 230News Writing [UWR] T4WR 121 or equivalent
WR 241Intro to Fiction Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 242Intro to Poetry Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 243Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 248Intro Writing in Genres [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 281Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 310Selected Topics in Writing1 to 6
WR 320Professional Writing [UWR]3WR 121 & Junior standing
WR 322Interdisciplinary Rhetoric3WR 222
WR 329*Grant Writing1 to 3WR 121 or equivalent & Sophomore standing
WR 330Digital Rhetoric [UWR]3Junior or Senior standing
WR 341Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 342Intermediate Poetry [available in even years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing
WR 360Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR]3At least Sophomore standing
WR 393Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR]3WR 121 and Sophomore standing
WR 401*Research1 to 5
WR 407Seminar1 to 15
WR 409Practicum1 to 5
WR 410Special Topics1 to 6
WR 421Advanced Methods of Tutoring Writing3WR 220, two terms of tutoring
WR 452*Projects in Writing1 to 4At least Junior standing
WR 493Writing Theory3WR 121, one lit course & Junior or Senior standing

*The following courses are repeatable: 322, 339, 390, 395, 401, 406, 436, 446, 448, WR 329, 401 and 452.
  • Interdisciplinary 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). 
  • Interdisciplinary 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