Welcome to the English Minors at PLU!

Our minors can be customized to reflect one of three emphases: Literature, Writing, or Publishing and Printing Arts. You can explore all of these options in detail by clicking on the arrow right next to “Minors” and then selecting your chosen pathway. Here’s a brief overview of each trajectory:


This twenty-credit minor involves:
4 semester hours of Shakespeare
8 semester hours from Historical Surveys and Topics Courses (any course with an A, B, or C in the number)
8 semester hours of electives
Note: Writing 101 does not count toward the minor.


This twenty-credit minor involves:
12 semester hours in writing
4 semester hours in literature
4 semester hours of electives
Note: Writing 101 does not count toward the minor. At least 12 credit hours must be in upper-division courses.

Publishing and Printing Arts

This 24-credit minor involves:
Three core courses
12 semester hours
PPAP 301: The Book in Society
PPAP 302: Publishing Procedures
PPAP 321: The Art of the Book I

In addition to the above 12 semester hour core, students take three elective courses (12 semester hours) selected from at least two of the following categories:

All English writing courses beyond WRIT 101, including ENGL 393
Approved courses in Communication: COMA 215, 343, 344, 360
Approved courses in Business: BUSA 203, 305, 308, 340, 358, 361, 363, 364
or in Communication: COMA 275, 361, 362, 421, 461
Approved courses in Art, English, or Communication:
ARTD 210, 220, 310, 320, 370, 410, 420, 470
PPAP 322 or COMA 275, 401, 426, 427
Up to two courses (8 semester hours) can be counted toward both a PPA minor and other requirements, such as general education program elements, another minor, or a major. As part of their minor in Publishing and Printing Arts, students are encouraged to acquire practical experience in publishing-related work outside the classroom.