Minor in English


The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. The minor in English requires 18 credits, with at least 9 in residence at UWM, as follows:

ENGLISH 215Introduction to English Studies3
Select 3 of the following courses in Literature and Cultural Theory:9
Survey of English Literature, Beginnings to 1500
Survey of English Literature, 1500-1660
Survey of English Literature, 1660-1798
Survey of English Literature, 1798-1900
Survey of English Literature: 1900 to the Present
Survey of Irish Literature
Survey of American Literature to 1865
Survey of American Literature, 1865-1965
Survey of Contemporary American Literature
The Art of Fiction:
The Development of the Novel:
The Development of the Short Story
Forms of Experimental Literature:
Film and Literature
LGBTQ+ Literature:
The Development of Drama:
Modern Drama:
The Art of Poetry:
The Development of Poetry:
Medieval Epic and Romance
Non-Fiction Prose:
Folk Literature:
Survey of American Indian Literature
Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature
Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature
Survey of Asian American Literature
Survey of African-American Literature to 1930
Survey of African-American Literature, 1930 to the Present
Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory
World Literatures Written in English:
Writers in Drama:
Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660:
Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798:
Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900:
Writers in English Literature, 1900 to the Present:
Writers in American Literature, 1500-1900:
Writers in American Literature, 1900 to the Present:
Writers in African-American Literature:
Women Writers:
Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature:
Studies in Literature, 1500-1660:
Studies in Literature, 1660-1800:
Studies in Literature, 1800-1900:
Studies in Literature, 1900 to the Present:
Literature in Context:
Literature and the Other Arts:
Studies in African-American Literature:
Studies in Irish Literature:
Studies in American Indian Literature:
Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature:
Studies in World Literature Written in English:
Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature:
Studies in Asian-American Literature:
American Indian Literature, Culture, and Creative Arts
Studies in Shakespeare: (subtitle)
Studies in the History of Literary Criticism:
Studies in Theory and Criticism:
Seminar in the Art of Literature:
Seminar in the Literature of England:
Seminar in Irish Literature:
Seminar in American Literature:
Seminar in Modern Literature:
Seminar in Literary History:
Seminar in Critical Theory:
Seminar in Literature and Culture:
Seminar in Literature by Women:
Seminar in Literature and Sexuality:
Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts:
Seminar in African-American Literature:
Seminar in American Indian Literature:
Select a minimum of 6 credits in additional English courses numbered 300 and above6
Total Credits18

If you are ready to declare your minor, read on for details about the process and requirements.

1. When to Declare

You can declare the minor as long as you have taken one of the courses listed in the Requirements below.

2. To declare your minor fill out and submit the…

Declaration of Minor Form »

3.  Initial Advising Appointment to Declare the Minor

The next step is to contact the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, preferably via email (nznewman@uwm.edu). You must request an appointment. At that appointment, the Associate Chair can answer your questions about the minor.