English, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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 grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework 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 GE CLAS Core 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.

Course # Title Hours
CNW:1620Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
CW:1800Creative Writing Studio Workshop3
English courses (prefix ENGL) numbered 1000-1645

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 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.