English Minor

Minor - English (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: English minors must earn at least 18 credits within the English Department (excluding WRIT courses).


Summary

Focus courses12
Total Hours12

Foundational courses

Rule: Complete any two 200-level courses with LIT or CRWR prefixes

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required


Focus courses

Rule: Complete any four upper-division English elective courses (12 credits).

Note: Students must complete four upper-division English elective courses. Any 300+level courses with the prefixes LIT, ENIR, FILM, and CRWR qualify. Some of these upper-division courses carry pre-requisites, so students should select lower- and upper-division courses carefully to ensure meeting those pre-requisites.

Students wishing to enroll in 300- or 400-level CRWR workshops (CRWR 310/CRWR 311/CRWR 312A/CRWR 410/CRWR 411/CRWR 412) must complete the 200-level CRWR pre-requisite. CRWR 410/CRWR 411/CRWR 412 also require a writing submission for consent of instructor.

Students wishing to enroll in upper-division LIT courses need to take 6 credits of LIT at the 200-level, LIT 300, and/or receive consent of instructor.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

12 Total Credits Required


Teaching English Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

The English Teaching program provides content knowledge, pedagogy, and professional experiences required for teaching literacy in a democratic society. Based on current research and best practices, the English Teaching program integrates the study of language, literature, and media, creating learning communities and supporting teachers as critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and reflective practitioners. Students who successfully complete this option and the requirements from the College of Education receive both a B.A. in English teaching and a secondary teaching license (grades 5-12) in English. At the graduate level, the English Teaching program offers advanced theory and pedagogy courses, culminating in an M.A. in English (Teaching). The English Teaching Program is also the home of the Montana Writing Project, which is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of writing at all grade levels and offers a special focus on meeting the state-mandated Indian Education for All.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major /teaching track within that degree program which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Note: English Teaching minors must earn 36 credits within the English Department. Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.


Upper Division Requirements

Rule: Complete two courses (6 credits).

Note: ENLI 465/LING 465 and ENT 439 do not carry pre-requisites.

ENLI 465Structure of Eng for Tchrs3
ENT 439Studies in Young Adult Lit3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


English Teaching methods courses

Rule: Complete three courses (9 credits).

Note: Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling in ENT 440, ENT 441, and ENT 442. Other EDU pre-/co-requisites also apply to ENT 440, ENT 441, and ENT 442.

ENT 440Teaching Writing3
ENT 441Tchg Rdng & Literature3
ENT 442Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Literature Electives

Rule: Complete two courses (6 credits).

Note: Please note that most of these courses carry pre-requisites.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

D Designation: Diversity

Rule: Complete one course (3 credits).

Select one of the following:3
U.S. Writers of Color
Lit by & About Native Amer
African American Lit
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American literature focus

Rule: Complete one course (3 credits).

Select one of the following:3
U.S. Writers of Color
Lit by & About Native Amer
The American Novel
Voices of the Am Renaissance
Montana Writers
African American Lit
Lit & Environment
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-division Writing Courses

Rule: Complete two courses (6 credits).

Note: English Teaching students may substitute FILM 320 for LIT 327.

LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
or FILM 320 Shakespeare and Film
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching licensure requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.