Minors

 

The English Department offers three different minors for undergraduate students. If you are interested in learning more about any of the minors, contact the coordinator of the corresponding major program or contact engdept@sfsu.edu.

Minor in English and American Literature (21 units)

Lower-Division Literature Requirement (6 units):

  • Select two lower-division courses in Literature

Required courses (6 units):

  • ENG 480GW: Junior Seminar - GWAR
  • ENG 583 OR 584: Shakespeare: Representative Plays/Shakespeare: Selected Plays

Upper-Division Literature Requirement: (6 units):

  • Select two upper-division courses in Literature

Select one of the following courses (3 units):

  • ENG 420: Introduction to the Study of Language
  • ENG 421: Syntax
  • ENG 422: History of the English Language
  • ENG 425: Language in Context
  • ENG 426: Second Langauge Acquistion
  • ENG 429: Stylistics

 

Minor in Linguistics

Required courses (12 units):

  • ENG 420: Introduction to the Study of Language
  • ENG 421: Syntax
  • ENG 424: Phonology and Morphology
  • ENG 425: Language in Context

Literature Requirement (6 units):

  • Select two lower or upper-division courses in Literature

Select one of the following courses (3 units):

  • ENG 422: History of the English Language
  • ENG 426: Second Langauge Acquistion
  • ENG 429: Stylistics

 

Minor in Technical and Professional Writing

Required courses (12 units):

  • TPW 400GW: Fundamentals of Technical and Professional Writing - GWAR
  • TPW 550: Professional Editing
  • TPW 555: Visual Rhetoric and Document Design
  • TPW 695: Internship in Technical and Professional Writing

Skills Electives - choose four of the following (12 units):

  • TPW 200: Writing Practices in Professional Contexts    
  • TPW 470: Writing Professional Promotions    
  • TPW 480: Writing Technical Documentation    
  • TPW 490: Grantwriting    
  • TPW 585: Technical Writing Online    
  • TPW 600: Individual and Team Writing    
  • TPW 685: Projects in the Teaching of Technical and Professional Writing