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The minor in English is an ideal choice for students who enjoy English and desire to become better writers, readers and thinkers. 

The minor in English is an ideal choice for students who enjoy English and desire to become better writers, readers and thinkers. The program requirements ground students in the basics of literary and cultural study, and the distribution area requirement allows for a range of course offerings in linguistics, rhetoric and literature. With its emphasis on critical reading and writing skills, the English minor is the perfect complement to any major.

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English (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in English requires a minimum of 21 credit hours, of which 15 credit hours must be upper-division. Students must complete a minimum of six upper-division credit hours in courses offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. At least six credit hours of Distribution coursework must be at the 400 level. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Required Core Course -- 3 credit hours
Distribution Cluster Requirement -- 15 credit hours
Select one course from each distribution cluster. Fifteen credits are required, and at least two courses (six upper-division credits), must be at the 400 level.
Identities, Communities and Social Practices -- 3 credit hours
Literature and Culture, Pre-1860 -- 3 credit hours
Literature and Culture, Post-1860 -- 3 credit hours
Theories and Practices of Writing -- 3 credit hours
Transnational, Linguistic and Textual Circulation -- 3 credit hours
Elective Courses -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in English

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in English is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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