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Adding or Removing a Minor in English


The English minor is designed to offer students an opportunity to explore literature written in English (including translations from other languages). It’s easy to complete a minor in English. 

Step One: 

Contact the Associate Chair or Program Assistant for assistance in registering for one of the two critical content courses:  LIT 201/102 Approaches to Literature OR LIT 202/101 Cultures and Canons. LIT 200 Introduction to Poetry may replace LIT 101 or 102 as a required course in the English Minor. (While you are talking to the Associate Chair, fill out the form to add the minor.)

Step Two:

Choose any four courses with the prefixes LIT (literature), LNG (language/linguistics), or CWR (creative writing). A course cross-listed with any of these courses will count as well. By TCNJ policy, two of these four courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Information about the Creative Writing Minor can be found here:

TCNJ policy states: Only one course unit, either required or elective, may be used to satisfy requirements for both a major field and any minor field. Three of the courses for a minor must be completed at TCNJ.