English and Related Minors

When you visit the English Department office to officially declare an English or English-related minor, you’ll be provided with a course guide for that minor. If you wish to speak with an advisor regarding your minor, contact Associate Professor Tobi Jacobi, by phone at 970-491-3344, by email at tobi.jacobi@colostate.edu, or in person during her office hours or by appointment in 349 Eddy Hall.

English Minor

The English minor is designed for students with interests in English studies who do not want to complete an English major. With very few exceptions, the minor allows students to choose any English or composition courses to create a program of study specific to their needs and interests.

Minimum of 21 credits in courses with E prefix, at least 12 of which must be upper division.

  • The following courses may not count toward the minor: CO 150, E384, E487A-B.
  • CO 300, CO 301A-D, and CO 401 may count toward the minor. A minimum of 6 credits must be taken at Colorado State.
  • Students with a minor in English must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all English courses and a 2.0 grade point average in all upper-division English courses.

Linguistics and Culture Interdisciplinary Minor

The Linguistics and Culture Interdisciplinary Minor is designed for students with a particular interest in language and its cultural interfaces. Its core is a pair of linguistics and anthropological linguistics courses, which are supported by courses in specific languages, and supplemented by elective courses in English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. Courses address current and historical descriptive, theoretical, and pedagogical issues in linguistics, cultural anthropology, philosophy of language, non-verbal communication, and the relations between communication, language, and thought, providing students with a well-rounded program of study. The program is open to all students and is designed to be an addition to a student’s major. Colorado State University has linguistic and cultural expertise and this program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to broaden their education as they prepare for graduate study or careers requiring an analytic understanding of the nature of language and its relations to thought and culture. If you wish to speak with an advisor regarding this minor, contact Professor Gerry Delahunty, by phone at 970-491-1108, by email at Gerald.Delahunty@colostate.edu, or in person during his office hours or by appointment in 347 Eddy Hall.

1) Core Classes

2 Required Courses, 6 credits

ANTH335 Language and Culture and E320 Introduction to the Study of Language

2) Language

Take 2 courses from one language group, 6-10 credits

  • Arabic: LARA105,107,200,201
  • Chinese: LCHI105,107,200,201
  • French: LFRE105,106,107,108,200,201,208
  • German: LGER105,107,108, 200, 201, 208
  • Greek: LGRK105,107
  • Italian: LITA105,107,200,201
  • Japanese: LJPN105,107,200,201
  • Korean: LKOR105,107
  • Latin: LLAT105,107
  • Russian: LRUS105,107,200,201
  • Sign Language: LSGN105,107
  • Spanish: LSPA105,106,107,108,200,201,208

3) Supporting Courses

3 courses required, 9 credits

Select from: ANTH100, E324, E326, E327, E328, E329, LFRE312, LFRE326, LGER326, LSPA312, LSPA326, PHIL210, PHIL315, SPCM331 or SPCM431

4) At least 12 credits must be upper division (300-400) level; these may double count from requirements listed in 1-3 above

Select from ANTH335, E320, E324, E326, E327, E328, E329, LFRE312, LFRE326, LGER326, LSPA312, LSPA326, PHIL315, SPCM331 or SPCM431

For information about English and Composition course offerings and registration procedures for the upcoming semester or summer session, please view the Rambler, the Department’s advising newsletter.