English and Humanities Minors

American Literature Minor

This minor allows students to concentrate their coursework on American literature. The introductory classes are required to provide students with an introduction to literary developments important to American literature. Students build on those introductory courses by selecting three courses of individual interest.

Requirements (15 Hours)

  • ENGL 2251 - Survey of American Literature 1
  • ENGL 2252 - Survey of American Literature 2
  • Students select three courses in American literature at the 3000 level or above

British Literature Minor

This minor allows students to concentrate their coursework on British literature. The introductory classes are required to provide students with an introduction to literary developments important to British literature. Students build on those introductory courses by selecting three courses of individual interest.

Requirements (15 Hours)

  • ENGL 2211 - Survey of English Literature 1
  • ENGL 2212 - Survey of English Literature 2
  • Students select three courses in British literature at the 3000 level or above

Communication Minor

This broadly based and interdisciplinary minor is intended to prepare students for a variety of careers in communication and related fields. It is an excellent complement to majors in business, graphic design, or the social sciences. A total of 15 hours is required.

Requirements (15 Hours)

The following three courses are required (9 hours):

  • COMM 1103 - Public Speaking/Human Comm
  • COMM 2231 - News Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 3335 - Interpersonal Communication

Choose two courses from the following (6 hours):

  • ARTS 2511 - Photography 1
  • COMM 1105 - Intro to Mass Communication
  • COMM 2250 - Publication Editing and Design
  • COMM 2275 - Radio and Television Journalism
  • COMM 2289 - Magazine Feature Writing
  • COMM 3300 - Public Relations/Communications
  • COMM 3306 - Professional Writing
  • COMM 3392 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 4420 - Adv Public Relations Writing
  • COMM 4490 - Organizational Communication
  • PHIL 1105 - Rhetoric and Reasoning

English Language and Linguistics Minor

This minor requires you to complete 15 credit hours of English and linguistics. Courses emphasize the English language; however, other languages and language processes are covered primarily from a linguistics perspective. The nine credits that are mandatory deal with introductory aspects of language and cover different core areas of the English language and language in general.

Requirements (15 Hours)

The following two courses are required (6 hours):

  • LING 3360 - Language and Linguistics
  • LING 3362 - Patterns of English

Choose three courses from the following (9 hours):

  • ANTH 2250 - Principles of Cultural Anthropology
  • LING 3365 - History of the English Language
  • LING 4452 - Language Acquisition
  • LING 4455 - English Language in Society
  • LING 4460 - Teaching English As A Second Language
  • LING 4490 - Seminar in Linguistics
  • LING 4999 - Special Topics in Linguistics
  • LING3670 - new course to be added soon

Journalism Minor

The minor in journalism offers you the opportunity to get a basic understanding of journalistic writing and procedures. You are encouraged to make practical application of your coursework.

Requirements (15 Hours)

The following three courses are required (9 hours):

  • COMM 2231 - News Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 2232 - News Reporting and Writing 2
  • COMM 2250 - Publication Editing and Design

Choose two courses from the following (6 hours):

  • COMM 1105 - Intro to Mass Communication
  • COMM 2275 - Radio and Television Journalism
  • COMM 2289 - Magazine Feature Writing
  • COMM 3300 - Public Relations/Communications
  • COMM 3390 - Communication Practicum
  • COMM 4420 - Adv Public Relations Writing
  • ENGL 3305 - Creative Nonfiction

Philosophy Minor

The study of philosophy enhances your baccalaureate degree program by providing you with a fuller understanding of the presuppositions of your discipline. Philosophy also strengthens your ability to think critically, to develop and defend arguments rationally, and to understand the logical, intellectual, and historical relationships among the various academic disciplines. In addition, you gain an understanding of the profound influence of philosophical ideas upon society, culture, and politics, which in turn greatly enhances your ability to work in multicultural settings.

Careers for which the minor in philosophy is especially well-suited include law and public service, education, social services, religious ministry, counseling psychology, the arts, journalism, and international relations.

The minor requires students to complete 15 hours in philosophy with a minimum grade of “C.” Courses taken on a pass/no credit basis may not be applied to the minor.

Requirements (15 Hours)

Philosophy Core (6 hours):

  • PHIL 1105 - Rhetoric and Reasoning
  • PHIL 2200 - Introduction to Philosophy

Choose two courses from the following (6 hours):

  • PHIL 3360 - Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 2230 - Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 2284 - Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 2999 - Topics in Philosophy
  • PHIL 3300 - Philosophy and Film
  • PHIL 3340 - Philosophy of Sport
  • PHIL 4999 - Special Topics in Philosophy

Choose one course from the following (3 hours):

  • PHIL 2320 - Ethics in Public/Private Life
  • ROCI 4485 - Reflections on Comm Involvement

Spanish Minor

This minor enables students to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. A total of 15 hours are required.

Students are expected to have mastered first-year Spanish.

Requirements (15 Hours)

  • ENGL 3340 - Literature of the Americas
  • ENGL 3377 - Hispanic Women Contemp Film/Lit
  • SPAN 2211 - Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 2212 - Intermediate Spanish 2
  • SPAN 3311 - Composition and Conversation

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor

This minor is a free-standing program within the Department of English and Humanities, although it also provides part of the coursework necessary for licensure within the state of Ohio in the area of TESOL. To complete the minor, 20 credit hours of coursework are required as listed below, with five additional courses recommended. For details regarding TESOL licensure within the state of Ohio, contact the Department of Teacher Education.

Requirements (15 Hours)

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Select one course at the second-semester level or higher:

  • SPAN 1112 - Elementary Spanish 2
  • SPAN 2211 - Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 2212 - Intermediate Spanish 2
  • FREN 1112 - Elementary French 2
  • FREN 2211 - Intermediate French 1
  • FREN 2212 - Intermediate French 2
  • GRMN 1112 - Elementary German 2
  • LANG 2999 - Special Topics in Language

ESL/EFL Pedagogy (3 hours):

  • LING 4460 - Teaching English As A Second Language

Linguistics (9 hours):

Select three courses from the following:

  • LING 3360 - Language and Linguistics
  • LING 3362 - Patterns of English
  • LING 4455 - English Language in Society
  • LING 4490 - Seminar in Linguistics
  • LING 4999 - Special Topics in Linguistics
  • LING 3670 - new course to be added soon

Women’s Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary minor complements many existing degree programs. It enables students to study the roles of women in society and their various contributions over time. By doing so, students broaden their cultural and intellectual perspectives in significant and meaningful ways and, in the process, give themselves an edge with employers. In particular, the minor benefits students studying for careers in politics, medicine, social services, education, law, and business.

Requirements (15 Hours)

The following course is required (3 hours):

  • ENGL 2205 - Introduction to Women's Studies

Choose four courses from the following (12 hours):

  • AHNR 3500 - Dimensions in Women's Health
  • ARTH 3367 - Women in the Arts
  • COMM 3381 - Feminist Rhetoric
  • ENGL 3342 - Women in Literature
  • ENGL 3352 - Women's Narratives
  • ENGL 3375 - Women and Film
  • ENGL 3377 - Hispanic Women Contemporary Film/Lit
  • POLS 3240 - Women and Politics
  • HIST 3115 - Women in Medieval Europe
  • HIST 3346 - Hist American Women 1865-Present
  • MUSI 3221 - Women in Music
  • PSYC 3143 - Psychology of Women
  • SOCI 3310 - Gender Socialization
  • SOCI 3350 - Women of Color in the US

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