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Requirements for the English Minor
Students must complete a minimum of six courses (22 units) in English with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in English.

Minor Requirements:

  • ENGL 25

Select two of the following:

    • British Literature before 1800
    • British Literature after 1800
    • American Literature before 1865
    • American Literature after 1865
    • Masterpieces of World Literature
  • ENGL Electives - three additional courses numbered 100 or above

Requirements for the Writing Minor
Students must complete a minimum of five courses (20 units) with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in writing.

English Majors can count two courses from their Major requirements toward the Writing Minor.

Minor Requirements:

Select one of the following:

    • ENGL 025
    • ENGL 082 How English Works

Elective Options (3 total; no more than 1 from outside the English department):

    • ENGL 106 Content Engineering
    • ENGL 107 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    • ENGL 109 Professional Communications
    • ENGL 111 Creative Writing: Fiction
    • ENGL 113 Creative Writing: Poetry
    • ENGL 115 Screenwriting
    • COMM 132 Writing for Media
    • COMM 140 Writing for Public Relations
    • EDUC 100 Introduction to Language
    • HIST 80 Digital Narratives
    • SPAN 101 Composici√≥n avanzada
    • THEA 112 Playwriting
  • ENGL 190 Writing Capstone

General Education Requirements
In addition to the requirements for the Major, you need to meet the following College and University requirements as well:

Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

  • PACS 001 Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
  • PACS 002 Pacific II Topical Seminar
  • PACS 003 Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • The Individual and Society
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
Human Heritage
    • IIA. Literature, Letters and Language
    • IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns
    • IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences
    • IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
      or a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science

Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than two courses from a discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.

College of the Pacific BA Requirement
a. One year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.
Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

Fundamental Skills
Demonstrate competence in:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Quantitative analysis

A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of the General Catalog.

Breadth Requirement
Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department that offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.).

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