An English minor complements any major!


Nikki Birdwell, English minor

Major: Anthropology (Biological Focus)

I chose an English minor to grow my writing skills and to have some creative breathing room in my studies. I plan to attend graduate school for Science Journalism and am focusing on the nonfiction track within the department. I’ve always been interested in stories, whether it be the ones we tell or the ones we keep in our bones. My favorite contemporary writers are Mary Roach, Louise Erdrich, and Karen Russell.  


Jocelyn Grandinetti, English minor

Major: Geography (Environmental Focus)

Studying English alongside my major allows me to gratify my love for literature and creative writing while also giving me the skills to better spread awareness on the social and environmental issues that are so underlined in my main field of study. Taking classes in the English Department allows me to polish these skills while also allowing my passion for writing to flourish in a smaller classroom environment.

Isabella K. Pasa, English minor

Major: Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary Track)

An English minor is going to improve my writing skills, from writing grants to lab reports.  I believe having a strong foundation in English can benefit anyone.



Minor Requirements

FW and one ENG 270-273 course are prerequisites for the majority of upper-division English courses.

  1. ENG 320, Introduction to English Studies. This course is foundational and should be taken in the student’s first or second semester of upper-division English course work. An override is required to enroll in ENG 320; simply call the department at 956-7619 or stop by Kuykendall 402 to request an override prior to registering.
  2. A Single Author course (440 Single Author; 442 Chaucer; 445 Shakespeare; or 447 Milton)
  3. A 300-level ENG elective
  4. A 400-level ENG elective
  5. One 300 or 400-level ENG elective



  • All UH Mānoa courses applied to the English minor must come from English Department or cross-listed courses. Appropriate upper-division transfer credits may also apply toward the minor.
  • Only one 300 or 400-level course designated as “large enrollment” (maximum enrollment of 60) may count toward the minor
  • Courses with final grades of C- or lower cannot fulfill minor requirements


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