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Northwest Missouri State University

Minor in English (30-hours)

The Minor in English (a 30-hour program) is an attractive choice for students majoring in another teaching area such as social science, a foreign language, speech, art or music. This minor offers a balance of writing and literature courses similar to the Bachelor of Arts in English and, when completed with the B.S.Ed. Secondary Program, meets Missouri secondary school English teaching certification standards.

Course No.

Course Name


Engl 10-210 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
*Engl 10-233
American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 3
Engl 10-234
American Literature: 1865 to the Present 3
Engl 10-245
English Literature: Beowulf through the 18th Century 3
Engl 10-246
English Literature: Romantics to the Present 3
Engl 10-311 
Advanced Composition 3
Engl 10-404 Schoolhouse Grammars and Pedagogy 3
Engl 10-501
Writing, Language, and Pedagogy 3
Engl 10-590
Young Adult Literature 3
Approved electives to total 30 hours 3
Total Hours 30

*Students pursing this minor may either take all four of these survey courses (Engl 10-233, 10-234,10-245, 10-246) or may take three of these survey courses and one of either Engl 10-224 Multiethnic Literature of the United States or Enlg 10-226 Modern and Contemporary world Literature.

Eng 10-580 Methods in Secondary School English must be completed as part of the professional education requirements.

This minor, when completed under the B.S.Ed. Secondary or Elementary/Secondary Programs,meets Missouri teacher certification standards for grades 9-12.