English/Writing Minor

The English/Writing minor provides a basic understanding of the English language and literature. When combining this minor with a major, or with another minor, please contact a faculty member in English and Writing to help you choose elective classes.

More Information

Major and minor checksheets and the academic catalog are located on the Academic Degrees and Programs webpage at https://www.eou.edu/academics/.

Prerequisites (not counted in the 30 credit minimum) :

ENGL 136 Themes
WR 121 Expository Prose Writing

Required course:

ENGL 201 Shakespeare

Take one (1) of the following:

WR 222 Introduction to Rhetoric
WR 281 Writing in the Community

Take one (1) of the following:

WR 241 Introduction to Fiction Writing
WR 242 Introduction to Poetry Writing
WR 243 Screenwriting Fundamentals
WR 248 Introduction to Writing in Genres

Choose one (1) of the following:

ENGL 371 British Literature before 1800
ENGL 372 British Literature after 1800
ENGL 381 American Literature before 1865
ENGL 382 American Literature after 1865

Choose one (1) of the following:

WR 341 Intermediate Fiction Writing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry Writing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in Genres

Choose one (1) of the following:

WR 360 Literacy, Discrimination, and Power
WR 393 Rhetoric of Public Culture


Minimum of 10 electives credits in English and Writing at the 200-level or above, a minimum of 5 of which must be at the upper-division (300+)