English Minor

Minor in English

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: Standard Track: 18; Teaching English Track: 40-48

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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


Summary

English Minor - Standard Track

18

Foundational Courses

Focus Courses

English Minor - Teaching English Track

40-48

Teaching English Track Core Courses

Teaching English Track Upper-Division Literature Courses

Teaching English Track English Teaching Courses

Teaching English Track Modern & Classical Language Requirement


English Minor - Standard Track

Note: 18 total credits required.

Foundational Courses

Code

Title

Hours

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.

Code

Title

Hours

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

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


English Minor - 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.

Teaching English Track Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LIT 110L

Intro to Lit

3

or CRWR 211A

Intro Poetry Workshop

LIT 300

Literary Criticism

3

LIT 327

Shakespeare

3

Complete two of the following courses:

6

LIT 202L

The Environmental Imagination

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

LIT 246L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C

Teaching English Track Upper-Division Literature Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

LIT 301

Studies in Literary Forms

LIT 304

U.S. Writers of Color

LIT 305

Lit by & About Native Amer

LIT 314

The American Novel

LIT 315

Voices of the Am Renaissance

LIT 331

Major Author/s

LIT 342

Montana Writers

LIT 343

African American Lit

LIT 344

Asian American Literature

LIT 349L

Medieval Lit

LIT 350L

Chaucer

LIT 353L

Milton

LIT 355

British Romanticism

LIT 363

Modern Poetry

LIT 369

Short Fiction

LIT 370

Science Fiction

LIT 373

Lit & Environment

LIT 376

Lit & Other Disciplines

LIT 378L

Gay and Lesbian Studies

LIT 380

Literary Approaches to Drama

LIT 391

Special Topics

LIT 402

Literature in Place

LIT 420

Critical Theory

LIT 421

History of Criticism & Theory

LIT 422

Ecocritical Theory & Practice

LIT 430

Studies in Comparative Lit

LIT 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching English Track Courses

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ENT 439

Studies in Young Adult Lit

3

ENT 440

Teaching Writing

3

ENT 441

Tchg Rdng & Literature

3

ENT 442

Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit

3

Complete one of the following courses:

3

LING 270S

Intro to Linguistics

LING 465

Structure & History of English

LING 470

Linguistic Analysis

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching English Track Modern & Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students need to take one year (two semesters) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the first year-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English.

4-8

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.