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: 2019-2020

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


Summary

English Minor - Standard Track18
Foundational Courses
Focus Courses
English Minor - Teaching English Track40-48
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

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-


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

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 110LIntro to Lit3
or CRWR 211A Intro Poetry Workshop
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
Complete two of the following courses:6
LIT 202L
The Environmental Imagination
LIT 236L
Literary Histories
LIT 246L
Genres, Themes, Approaches
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C

Teaching English Track Upper-Division Literature Courses

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 Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching English Track English Teaching 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.

Complete all of the following courses:
ENT 439Studies in Young Adult Lit3
ENT 440Teaching Writing3
ENT 441Tchg Rdng & Literature3
ENT 442Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit3
Complete one of the following courses:3
LING 270S
Intro to Linguistics
LING 465
Structure & History of English
LING 470
Linguistic Analysis
Total Hours15

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).

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.