English Minor Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

This minor is offered by the English Department.

Students can earn a minor in English by completing 18 credits of English courses beyond:

Code Course Credits

ENG 1061

English Composition

Students study and practice the forms of writing most important to academic thought and expression, including those conventions that govern how to report and document the thoughts of others. Not only do they review grammar and usage, punctuation and mechanics, but they consider how the nuances of language and style affect the other elements of rhetoric. Students should complete this course their first year.

Prerequisite: ENG 0040/ENG 1010 or equivalent.

Every semester

3

ENG 1070

Effective Speaking

Students prepare and deliver short speeches. They practice how to choose, limit, and arrange what they say according to their audience and purpose; how best to address an audience; how to use visual aids effectively; and how to report and document the thoughts of others. Students should complete this course their first year.

Every semester

3

ENG 2260

Touchstones of Western Literature

This course provides a representative sampling of biblical, classical, medieval, Renaissance, and modern modes of thought, feeling, and expression. Reading includes examples from the Bible, classical epic and tragedy, medieval allegory or romance, Shakespeare, satire, and the nineteenth century novel.

Prerequisite: ENG 1061, and at least sophomore standing.

Every semester

3