English / Undergraduate Study

English Minor

The English minor is designed for students who wish to enhance their major program with the benefits of intensive study of English language and literatures, including a better understanding and appreciation of literatures in English and improvement in critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed English 10A with a grade of C or better, and have satisfied the English Composition 3 requirement and completed English 4W. Students must file a petition to declare the minor by meeting with a student affairs officer in the Undergraduate Counseling Office, 158/160 Humanities Building, 310-825-1389. This allows them priority enrollment in many upper-division courses.

Required Lower-Division Courses (10 units): English 10B and 10C, with grades of C or better.

Required Upper-Division Courses (25 units): Five courses selected from English 100 through M191E, including one course in literatures in English written before 1700 (see course lists 1a and 1b under English BA) and one other course in literatures in English written before 1850 (see course lists 1a, 1b, and 1c under English BA).

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor. At least 15 upper-division units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence during the regular academic year (excluding summer sessions) at UCLA. Transfer credit is subject to department approval; consult with the undergraduate counselors before enrolling in any courses for the minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.