Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.


Students who are pursuing a major in an area other than English may minor in English by taking 18 hours of upper-level English courses (300- or 400-level courses) , including one course from each of the following groups:

I. Literature: ENGL 303-339, 406-414
II. Language: ENGL 345 or 413
III. Writing: ENGL 350-373; 417



The Writing Minor is open to students from all majors; it is a flexible minor that allows students to choose coursework aligning with their own interests. Students are free to follow a creative writing track or a business/technical writing one, but they should consult with their academic advisor in selecting the courses most useful for their major. English majors who minor in Writing must carefully select specific writing courses in addition to the 300- or 400-level English classes used to complete their major requirements.

The prerequisite for a Writing Minor is a “C” or better in ENGL 102.

Students enrolled as Writing Minors should take 18 hours from the following course list; of these courses, at least 3 hours must come from ENGL 251, ENGL 275, or ENGL 276.



To obtain a minor in Spanish, students must complete between 18 and 24 hours in Spanish which must include

Students who begin the minor with SPAN 101 must complete 24 hours in Spanish; students who begin the minor with SPAN 102 must complete 21 hours in Spanish; students who begin with SPAN 203 or higher must complete 18 hours in Spanish.

Students are strongly urged to participate in an approved overseas study program.



Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary minor consisting of 18 semester hours of credit in courses from a variety of disciplines in the following distribution:

Electives may be chosen from the following courses:



Instruction in the beginning French courses is designed primarily to increase proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Courses on the 200- and 300-levels emphasize the study of the French language and European culture. While they are designed for students wishing to pursue the French minor, they are also appropriate for any students wanting electives.

To obtain a minor in French, a student must complete 12 hours of French courses numbered 200 and above. Six of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Study abroad is available to all students through the Study Abroad Program.