English Minor

Minor in English

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

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


Summary

Foundational Courses6
Focus Courses12
Teaching English Track
Total Hours18

Foundational Courses

Complete any two 200-level courses with LIT or CRWR prefixes.6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Focus Courses

Note: Some of these upper-division courses carry prerequisites, so students should select lower- and upper-division courses carefully to ensure those prerequisites are met. 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 412also 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.

Complete any four upper-division English elective courses with the prefixes LIT, ENIR, FILM, or CRWR.12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching English Track

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 a secondary teaching license (grades 5-12) in English. 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.

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department. 
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another content area.
  • To complete the English Teaching Track, a student must earn 36 credits within the English Department. 

Upper-Division Teaching English Track Requirements

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

Complete all of the following courses:
ENLI 465Structure of Eng for Tchrs3
ENT 439Studies in Young Adult Lit3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

English Teaching Methods Courses

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.

Complete all of the following courses:
ENT 440Teaching Writing3
ENT 441Tchg Rdng & Literature3
ENT 442Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Literature Electives - Diversity

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Literature Electives - American Literature

Complete one of the following courses: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

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
or FILM 320 Shakespeare and Film
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­English, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department