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Minors

Minor in English Studies

Miami University Bulletin Description:

The English Studies minor offers students the opportunity to use their elective hours to strengthen their degree or enhance their career opportunities through classes that develop their critical reading and writing skills. Note: the minor is not open to majors in English Studies, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Literature, and Linguistics.  

Student Learning Outcomes:

In this minor students will:

  1. analyze complex texts within their social, historical, and political contexts using the technique of close reading;
  2. demonstrate in writing their ability to evaluate, synthesize, and cite information and ideas from sources and modes of inquiry typically used in the discipline or in professions;
  3. communicate effectively in multiple genres with attention to the needs of multiple audiences and contexts.

Program Requirements (18 credit hours):

  1. EGS 301: Writing and the Professions 3
  2. Two additional 300- or 400-level EGS classes 6
  3. Three additional EGS and/or ENG classes 9
    Total 18

Note: ENG 111 does not count toward the minor.


Spring 2018 Classes for EGS minor: * = offered online

  1.  Core class

    EGS 301: Writing and the Professions (note: this does NOT have to be taken before other ENG or EGS classes)
  2. Two additional EGS 300- or 400-level courses:

    *EGS 319: Medical Writing

    EGS 320: Native American Literature and Human Rights

    EGS 420: Composing a Life

    EGS 460: Disability Literature and Theory

  3. Three additional EGS or ENG classes

    ENG 122: Popular Literature

    ENG 123: Intro to Poetry

    ENG 129: Books You Need to Read

    ENG 134: Intro to Shakespeare

    ENG 219: Intro to Linguistics

    ENG 220: Literature and Film

    ENG 221: Shakespeare and Film

    ENG 224: Digital Writing and Rhetoric

    ENG 225: Advanced Composition

    *ENG 226: Creative Writing

    ENG 232: Women Writers

    ENG 236: Alternative Traditions in Film

    ENG 248: Asian American Literature

    ENG 254: Latino/a Literature and the Americas

    ENG 262: Children’s Literature

    ENG 272: English Lit to 1660

    ENG 274: English Lit 1900 to Present

    ENG 275: American Lit to 1900

    ENG 298: Intro to Literary and Cultural Study

    *ENG 313: Technical Writing

    *ENG 338: African American Writing 1946-present

    ENG 356: Women and Gender in Film

    ENG 413: Grant and Proposal Writing

Minor in English Literature

This minor offers students a chance to use their elective hours to satisfy a personal interest, to strengthen their degree, or to enhance their career opportunities.

Program Requirements

Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.

Minor in Creative Writing

This minor offers students a chance to use their elective hours to satisfy a personal interest, to strengthen their degree, or to enhance their career opportunities. It explores intersections between creative practice and critical practice through your own Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetics, Screenwriting, Graphic Narratives and Digital Literature. 

Program Requirements

Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.

Minor in Film Studies

This interdepartmental minor features courses that treat film as a major art form or that use film as a specific and unique analytical device in the study of different aspects of society and culture, including literature, history, the arts, and nationality.

Program Requirements

Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.