College of Arts & Sciences

English - Minor


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A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to considerable knowledge and understanding of a subject, although with less depth than a major. Some employers consider minors desirable, and the corresponding major requirements at the University may stipulate a minor. Some students choose to complement their major program with a minor in a related field or even in an entirely different field of interest. In today’s complex world, critical thinkers and strong writers have an edge. The Department of English at the University of Kentucky offers a wide variety of courses in order to provide students like you with that edge. You are provided the opportunity to learn from faculty members that are best-selling and award-winning authors, poets, documentarians, and screenwriters. The English curriculum at UK favors a liberal arts tradition that provides you with a broad skill set and prepares you for success in a variety of careers.

Minor Requirements

Students must take one ENG Historical Survey course [3 hours]:
ENG 241 - Survey of British Literature I
ENG 242 - Survey of British Literature II
ENG 251 - Survey of American Literature I 
ENG 252 - Survey of American Literature II
ENG 265 - Survey of African-American Literature I
ENG 266 - Survey of African-American Literature II
ENG 330 - Text and Context [3 hours]
Students must complete four additional ENG courses, with a maximum of one 100-level course and a minimum of two 300+ level courses. For a complete list of approved courses and combinations, please refer to the UKY Bulletin [12 hours]
Total Hours - 18
English Minor