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English Major

Minors

 

The Department of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies offers eight minors for non-majors. Through these programs, students explore specific interests that align with their career goals.

Minors

Students seeking to minor must meet with a faculty advisor to design a program based on the students' needs and program requirements. See an academic advisor for list of approved courses.

Creative Writing Minor

A minor in creative writing consists of 18 hours and is designed for students who desire to enhance their creative talents in any of the literary genres: Poetry, fiction and drama.

Creative Writing Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

English Minor

 

French Language Minor

French Language Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

For-credit Study Abroad opportunities may also count towards the program requirements. 

Core Requirements

  • FREN 201 Second Year French I
  • FREN 202 Second Year French II
  • FREN 301 French Conversation I
  • FREN 302 French Conversation II
  • FREN 326 Francophone Cultures and Literatures
  • FREN 327 French Culture and Civilization
  • FREN 340 French for Special Purposes (Business, Communication, etc.)

One of the following courses focusing on French culture and literature

  • FREN 303 Introduction to French Literature I
  • FREN 304 Introduction to French Literature II
  • FREN 326 Francophone Cultures and Literatures

Recommendations: FREN 201, 202, 301, and 302 should be taken in sequence before proceeding to other courses. A maximum of six transfer credits will be accepted provided they were completed during the two year period preceding enrollment at Bowie State University.

Total Core Requirements 21 semester hours

Hispanic Culture Minor

The Hispanic Culture minor offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture through study of historical, economic, artistic, literary, and political developments in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also gain a deeper understanding of Spanish cultures and their interaction with the United States. The minor offers students opportunities to prepare for graduate study at schools where a foreign language is a prerequisite for admission. Additional required courses include the 100- and 200-level courses in Spanish language and literature.

Hispanic Culture Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Core Requirements

  • SPAN 415 Open Seminar in Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 430 Open Seminar in Hispanic Culture

Total Core Requirements 18 semester hours

Literature Minor

A minor in literature consists of 18 semester hours and will enhance the critical, analytical, and writing skills of students in other majors.

Literature Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Literature of the African Diaspora Minor

Students learn about African, Caribbean, French and Hispanic cultures through literary expression, while also enhancing their analytical and writing skills.

Literature of the African Diaspora Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish Language Minor

A Spanish language minor may be used with any major in the University, including areas such as business, social work, psychology, education, and science. Students will gain a significant auxiliary skill with the acquisition of a foreign language. The Spanish language offers learning experiences that prepare students to understand the language at the conversational level and to use it in a variety of settings. The Spanish language minor will prepare the Bowie State graduate to move into a variety of employment areas or to continue graduate studies at schools where a foreign language is a prerequisite for admission.

Spanish Language Minor Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

For-credit Study Abroad opportunities may also count towards the program requirements.  

Core Requirements

  • SPAN 101 First Year Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 First Year Spanish II
  • SPAN 201 Second Year Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Second Year Spanish II
  • SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation and Composition I
  • SPAN 302 Spanish Conversation and Composition II
  • One of the following courses focused on linguistics
  • SPAN 204 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SPAN 308 Spanish Structure

Total Core Requirements 21 semester hours