Programs

English Minors
Creative Writing

The Creative Writing minor provides students with a program in which they can focus on creative writing generally or hone their skills in a particular genre, all while also gaining broad experience in the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that are an integral part of the discipline of English.

The Creative Writing minor requires a total of 18 credits as follows:

  • 3 credits from ENG102Z
  • 3 credits from ENG302W or ENG302Z
  • 3 credits from any ENG200-level course
  • 3 credits from ENG306 or ENG350 or ENG402Z or ENG450
  • 6 credits from ENG300-level courses (excluding ENG390)

Students may major in English and minor in Creative Writing, but courses may not double-count between the two, even if Creative Writing is declared as a second minor.

To learn more about the Creative Writing minor contact:
The English Department Advising office (HU 381)
518-442-4095
engadv@albany.edu

English

The English minor pairs well with any number of disciplines, from Anthropology and Business to Social Welfare and Theatre. The emphasis on writing, critical thinking and reading, and organizing and presenting information in the discipline of English augments any program of study or career pursuit.

The English minor requires a total of 18 credits as follows:

  • AENG205Z
  • Up to 6 credits of AENG 100 or 200-level courses
  • At least 9 credits of AENG 300-level or above courses

Students entering the University before Fall 2015

  • Up to 9 credits of AENG 100 or 200-level courses
  • At least 9 credits of AENG 300-level or above courses

Minors generally complete their upper-level requirements with 300-level courses. While 400-level courses are not restricted to majors, they do have the prerequisites of AENG210 and AENG305V. The exception is AENG402Z - Advanced Writing Workshop, in which enrollment is via writing submission.

To learn more about the English minor contact:
The English Department Advising office (HU 381)
518-442-4095
engadv@albany.edu

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor encourages students to explore and examine a body of literature and cultures quite different from those in our contemporary world. The critical skills and historical awareness students gain through this exploration are relevant to a wide range of disciplines and careers.

This minor requires a minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in coursework at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including 3 credits from History courses, 3 credits from Literature and Philosophy courses, 3 credits from Art and Music courses. The remaining 9 credits are to be selected from any of the approved courses listed below.

  • Core Courses: A ARH 331, 342; A ENG 330, 331, 332; A HIS 235, 336, 337, 338, 339, 346; A PHI 311
  • Art and Music Elective Courses: A ARH 230, 275, 303, 332, 442, 499 (approval required); A MUS 230, 287 (approval required)
  • History Elective Courses: A HIS 336, 337, 391 (approval required), 463
  • Literatures and Cultures Courses: A ENG 341, 342, 346 (replaces 344 and 345), 348, other English topics courses, as appropriate (approval required); A FRE 202 (approval required), 455 (approval required; taught in French); A ITA 315, 441; A SPN 311, A SPN 482
  • Philosophy Courses: A PHI 311, 312
  • Global Perspectives: A EAC 471, A EAS 478, A HIST 253/A JST 253/A REL 253

To learn more about the Medieval and Renaissance Studies programs, contact:
Prof. Ineke Murakami
518-442-4072
imurakami@albany.edu