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Minor in English Requirements

The minor in English requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in English courses, including 12 s.h. in courses taken at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in UI courses for the minor and a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses completed for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students may count a maximum of 3 s.h. of approved transfer credit toward the minor. Before taking courses for the minor, students must complete the General Education Program requirement ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature.

The minor must include at least 6 s.h. in literature courses numbered ENGL:2100 through ENGL:4810 ; the remaining 9 s.h. may be selected from additional courses in literature and from most courses in writing (prefixes CNW and CW). Students may count up to 6 s.h. of courses with the prefix CW as credit toward the English minor. The following courses do not count toward the minor.

ENGL:1410  Sex and Popular Culture in the Postwar U.S.
ENGL:1420  Technologies and Literatures of the Future
CNW:1620 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
CW:1800  Creative Writing Studio Workshop
Courses with the prefix ENNM
Courses numbered ENGL:1200  through ENGL:1355 

Students may declare the English minor on MyUI.  In order for the minor to be recorded, students must indicate completion of the minor when they apply for their degree prior to graduation.

Students who would like assistance in planning to meet requirements for the minor may stop by the advising office or schedule an appointment with the advisor by contacting the English office