English class

Minor in English

Six courses are required for a minor in English: ENG 231, ENG 232 and four other courses at the level of 300 or above, no more than one of which may be in writing. ENG 235 and ENG 236 may be counted among the four other courses.

Those wishing to declare a minor in English need to complete the proper paperwork in the Undergraduate Dean's office.

Minor in Writing

The Minor in Writing is an interdisciplinary program consisting of six total courses. The courses in the minor allow students who want to pursue a creative writing emphasis to select courses that provide a foundation in literary form and craft. Students can also pursue a professional writing and editing emphasis or create a course of study that combines creative and professional writing, publishing, and editing.

Select six of the following courses:

  • ENG 220: Literary Magazine Production 
  • ENG 221: Literary Magazine Production II
  • ENG 300: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 301: Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 302: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 325: Contemporary English Grammar
  • ENG 326: Workshop: Writing Improvement 
  • ENG 327: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG 328: Writing Center Theory & Practice
  • ENG 330: Memoir
  • MDIA 330: Introduction to Journalism
  • MDIA 333: Advanced Journalism
  • MDIA 338/POL 338: Art of the Interview
  • MDIA 349: Reporting Methods for Informed Civic Participation
  • UGS/HSLS 328: Undergraduate Research Journal Production
  • PHIL 301: Reasoning and Argumentation
  • PHIL 315: Philosophy of Language
  • DR 461: Writing for Television
  • DR 466: Screenwriting
  • DR 467: Playwriting I
  • Students can also apply to have up to 2 internship/research apprenticeship/independent study courses counted towards the minor if the majority of their duties/assignments are directly related to writing and/or editing. Writing minors are also encouraged to apply to internship opportunities available through the English Department.
  • English majors may take the third genre course (ENG 331/332/333) to count towards the Writing minor.
Questions regarding the Minor can be addressed to Dr. Kevin Rulo, Director of the Rhetoric and Writing Program, at rulo@cua.edu.

Minor in Irish Studies

The Minor in Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary program consisting of six total courses. Students take classes in a variety of subjects (History, English, Modern Languages, Politics), examining the history, literature, languages and culture of Ireland from a variety of scholarly perspectives and methods of inquiry. Those who complete the minor emerge knowledgeable in the complex cultural and linguistic history of Irish society. Students considering the minor are strongly encouraged to consult with the Director of Irish Studies about their course of study.

Questions regarding the Minor can be addressed to Dr. Gregory Baker, Director of Irish Studies, at bakerg@cua.edu.