English Program Minors

The Department of English offers several distinctive minors that range from traditional studies in literature and rhetoric to more interdisciplinary studies that explore a wide range of texts, cultural materials, and new media.

Our minors are ideal for students who want to think creatively, hone their critical thinking, and become versatile writers. The skills gained in our programs provide vital preparation for business and professional careers, as well as for further academic work or artistic endeavors. The experience of our graduates has proven that studies in literature, rhetoric, and culture are an excellent background for law, medicine, teaching, management, publishing, advertising and advanced technology fields.

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English Minor Requirements

The English Minor consists of 24 credits of approved course work (courses to be selected from those ENG, FLR*, HC*, and/or WR prefix courses listed in the annual Advising Supplement, a planning document that lists all courses offered in a particular year and what categories they satisfy). 

Why study English? What’s required to earn a minor? It's all summarized in our minor map.

Advising Supplements are available online and in the English Department office, PLC 118.

Restrictions:

  • Only courses with the prefixes ENG, FLR, HC or an upper-division WR may be used for the English Minor.
  • Excluded from the minor are: ENG 401, 403, 405 and WR 121, 122, and 123.
  • Only one course from the "Introduction to Literature" series (ENG 104, 105, 106) will count.
  • Of the total 24 credits, a maximum of 8 credits may be taken in lower-division courses.
  • All upper-division course work for the minor must be taken in residency at the University of Oregon.
  • All course work must be passed with the grade of mid-C or better. (Grades of C- or lower, and courses graded P will not count for the minor.).

Please see the English Minor Program Document for a copy of these conditions as well as the English Minor Worksheet, a tool to help you plan your coursework.

If you have further questions, please contact Karen McClain, our English Undergraduate Secretary (PLC 118), Dr. Corbett Upton Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies (PLC 375), or one of our faculty advisors.

The advisor for the English Minor is Professor Gordon Sayre, the Director of Undergraduate Studies faculty advisors.


Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor Requirements

Why study Comic and Cartoon Studies? What's required to earn a minor? It's all summarized in our minor map.

To qualify for the minor, students must take 24 credits of approved courses:

  • Relevant mandatory course: ENG 280 Introduction to Comics Studies
  • The remaining courses may be selected from the range of comics-related courses offered through Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, Ethnic Studies, Journalism, and Romance Languages.
  • All course work must be passed with a grade of mid-C or better.
  • Only two courses taken for the Minor may be used to fulfill any other minor or major.
  • All upper-division coursework for the Minor must be taken in residency at the University of Oregon.
  • No more than 12 credits may be taken in lower-division courses.
  • See all available 2021/2022 Comics and Cartoon Studies courses

Not all of the courses required for the minor are offered every academic year. A list of the available courses (including any special topics courses not listed above) for a given academic year is available in the English Department Office, 118 PLC. Please use this worksheet to track your progress in the Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor.

Learn more about the Comics Studies minor


Digital Humanities Minor Requirements

Why study Digital Humanities? What's required to earn a minor? It's all summarized in our minor map.

To qualify for the minor, students must pass six courses.

Two required courses:

  • ENG 250 Literature and Digital Culture (an intro course), and
  • ENG 470 Technologies and Texts Capstone; (Pre-Requisite is ENG 250 and 2 additional courses from the list below)

Four additional courses from the list below (two of which must be at upper division level). To ensure interdisciplinary, these four courses must come from at least two different departments. Please see the UO course catalog for term listings of course offerings. Notations in parentheses, such as A&L, IPT, indicate courses that also satisfy CORE requirements.

*All course work must be passed with the grade of mid-C or better. (Grades of C- or lower, and courses graded P will not count for the minor).

  • ART 101 Understanding Contemporary Media
  • ARTD 360 Digital Imaging (CRN 11024, Fall 2020)
  • CINE 110M Intro to Film and Media (A&L)
  • CINE 230 Remix Cultures (A&L)
  • CINE 365 Digital Cinema (A&L)
  • CIS 110 Fluency with Information Technology (SC)
  • CIS 111 Introduction to Web Programming (SC)
  • CIS 122 Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (SC)
  • CIS 123 Data Science (SC)
  • CIS 199 Intro to Data Science (SC)
  • CIS 210 Computer Science I (SC)
  • ENG 110M Introduction to Film and Media (A&L)
  • ENG 260M Media Aesthetics
  • ENG 380 Film, Media, History (A&L)
  • ENG 381M Film, Media, Culture (A&L)
  • ENG 481 Theories of the Moving Image
  • ENG 485 Television Studies
  • ENG 486M New Media and Digital Culture
  • GEOG 181 Our Digital Earth (SSC)
  • GEOG 343 Society, Culture, and Place (SSC)
  • GEOG 481 GIS Science[3]
  • GEOG 482 GIS Science[4]
  • GEOG 498 Geospatial Project Design[5]
  • GEOG 490 Topics in GIS[2]
  • HC 207H TOP: Monsters and Machines
  • HC 444 CPSW: Communicating for Social Justice
  • ITAL 407/507 Re-reading Petrarch’s Canzoniere in the Digital Era
  • J314 Intro to Media Studies
  • J320 Gender Media and Diversity
  • J412 TOP: Moblie Media
  • JSOC 201 Media and Society
  • JSOC 209 Understanding Media
  • JSOC 387 Media History
  • MUS 227 Elements of Electronic Music
  • PHIL 123 Internet, Society, and Philosophy (SSC)
  • PS 349 Mass Media and American Politics (SSC)
  • PS 350 Politics and Film
  • SOC 317 Sociology of Mass Media (SSC)
  • WGS 331 Science, Technology, and Gender (IP)
  • Independent Studies or alternate courses can be submitted to Professor Heidi Kaufman for approval.

Please contact Dr. Corbett Upton with questions about the Digital Humanities minor or visit the Digital Humanities website.


Disability Studies Minor Requirements

Why study Disability Studies? What's required to earn a minor? It's all summarized in our minor map.

  • 4 Credits in Core Courses
  • 12 Credits in Social Model
  • 4 Credits in Career Paths
  • 4 Fieldwork Credits
  • 12 Credits minimum in Residence
  • 12 Credits minimum at the Upper Division
  • All courses except internships must be taken for a grade and passed with a grade of mid-C or better.

Disability Studies minor course requirements


Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning Minor Requirements

Why study Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning? What's required to earn a minor? It's all summarized in our minor map.

The minor requires 24 credits or two courses from each of the following categories:

  • Writing — Learn to write for different audiences and purposes
  • Public Speaking and Rhetoric — Practice public speaking
  • Critical Reasoning — Learn more about the relationship of language, power, and reason

Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning course requirements

To count in the Minor, all classes must be taken for a grade of mid-C or better with the exception of ENG 404 Community Literacy Internship, which can be taken with a P.

Only two courses taken for the Minor may be used to fulfill any other minor or major. WR 123 may be used for the Minor and to complete the University Writing Requirement. All upper-division coursework for the Minor must be taken in residency at the University of Oregon. No more than 12 credits may be taken in lower-division courses.

WSCR Certificate

Declaring the Certificate does NOT show up on your Degree Audit. Please use this worksheet to track your WSCR certificate progress manually.

WSCR Course List

Not all of the courses listed below are offered every academic year.View current list above titled WSCR Course List.

Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning certificate requirements