English Minor

The English major and minor expose students to centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts. Students receive extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. At the UO, English majors and minors take classes covering varied historical periods and literary traditions alongside classes in expository writing, cultural studies, theory, ecocriticism, film, and folklore. In addition to focusing and extending the values of a traditional liberal arts education, the skills gained in the English Major and Minor programs provide vital preparation for business and professional careers, as well as for further academic work or artistic endeavors. The experience of our graduates has proven that English is an excellent background for law, medicine, teaching, management, publishing, advertising and advanced technology fields.

To declare the English Minor online, use the Add/Drop Form


Coursework Requirements

The English Minor consists of 24 credits of approved course work.


  • Only Courses with the prefixes ENG, FLR, HC or an Upper Division WR may be used for the English Minor.  To fulfill the English Minor requirement, FLR or HC courses must have been listed on an appropriate annual Advising Supplement.
  • Excluded from the minor are :  ENG 401, 403, 405 and WR 121, 122, and 123.
  • ENG 104, 105, 106 "Introduction to Literature" (only one course from this series will count).
  • Of the total 24 credits, a maximum of 8 credits may be taken in lower-division courses.
  • All upper-division course work for the minor must be taken in residency at the University of Oregon.
  • All course work must be passed with the grade of mid-C or better. (Grades of C- or lower, and courses graded will not count for the minor.).


Coursework Worksheet (PDF):  


Direct inquiries to the English Department office, 118 PLC, 541-346-3911 or visit our website at https://english.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/advising for more advising information.