The undergraduate 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 all courses for the minor and in all UI courses 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), with a maximum of 6 s.h. earned in courses with the prefix CW.

Only courses numbered above 2000 count toward the English minor. The following courses do not count toward the English minor.

CNW:1620Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
CW:1800Creative Writing Studio Workshop3
Courses numbered ENGL:1000 through ENGL:1645
Courses with the prefix ENNM

Students may declare the English minor on MyUI. In order for the minor to be recorded, students must indicate completion of the minor on their degree application.

Students who would like help declaring the minor or in planning how to meet its requirements may stop by the Department of English advising office or schedule an appointment with an advisor by contacting the English department's front desk administrator.