English Minor

Requirements for the English Minor

The English minor consists of five units:

  1. ENG 120 or WRIT 120 [WRIT 120 replaces ENG 120/WRIT 105] or ENG 121
  2. at least one unit on literature written before 1900
  3. at least one 300-level unit, excluding ENG 350
  4. at least four units, including the 300-level course, taken in the department

One course taught within language and literature departments and related interdepartmental programs at Wellesley and other approved schools may be offered for minor credit; these may include literature courses taught in translation or language courses at the third-year level or higher. A maximum of two creative writing units may be included. A course on Shakespeare can count toward the minor, but it does not fulfill the pre-1900 requirement.