English, Rhetoric, and Spanish Minors


The English minor is an excellent addition to any TWU major.  It demonstrates to employers that students have developed and can practice high-level critical and analytical thinking skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, all of which are highly sought by employers.  

For a minor in English, the requirement is 12 semester credit hours (SCH) in the department beyond first-year composition for a total of 18 credit hours.  At least 6 SCH must be advanced and must include one 3000-level writing course. At least three SCH of the six advanced SCH must be completed at TWU.  Hours should be selected in consultation with the English Minor Advisor. No grade below a C may be counted towards the minor. 


The Spanish minor is an outstanding addition to any major offered at TWU and can substantially increase earning potential, as bilingual employees are highly valued in all fields.  

The Spanish minor requires at least 18 SCH of Spanish. Six SCH must be at the advanced level. Three of those advanced hours must be taken at TWU. The Spanish minor requires SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 2033, and SPAN 2043.  To complete the 18-hours, students must take two 3000-level courses.  Those who want to pursue careers in education or business should select from SPAN 3153, SPAN 3163, and SPAN 4203.  Students interested in health-related professions should take SPAN 3173 and SPAN 3273 in order to develop the skills necessary to become a bilingual health care provider or to prepare for work as a medical translator or interpreter.  Students are strongly encouraged to plan their program of study with the Spanish advisor. No grade below a C may be counted towards the minor. 


The Journalism minor provides an innovative opportunity for English majors to earn a minor in journalism from the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, the only accredited school of journalism in the state.  Students may focus on broadcast journalism, news writing/editing, photojournalism, advertising, or public relations.  The combination of a liberal arts major and a journalism-related minor create the strongest possible foundation for success.  Additional information on the program, which requires students to take courses at the University of North Texas, is available on the department website.