The Division of English offers two minors for students who wish to major in another discipline, but still want to explore either writing or literature.
Minor in English
Like the English Major, the Minor in English is an intergrated program for students with interest in both literature and writing. The minor develops students’ critical thinking, writing, and communication skills, and it can help lead students to successful careers in education, publishing, journalism, editing, research, and business, to name just a few possibilities. No matter what a student's major, the Minor in English can add valuable and marketable skills to a student's credentials. To earn a Minor in English, a student must complete a 200-level English literature or writing course, 4 to 6 hours of coursework at the 300 level (ENGL325 & ENGL326, ENGL327, or ENGL328), and 10-12 credits of 400-level coursework in literature and writing. Total: 20 credits.
Minor in Writing
The Minor in Writing gives students in any discipline the opportunity to study the art and practice of imaginative writing. This minor is ideal for students with an interest in writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama. The writing skills students develop in this minor help prepare them for successful careers in education, publishing, journalism, editing, and any profession with a writing component. In order to earn a Minor in Writing, a student must complete 8 credits that include a 200-level writing course and ENGL 328, The Language of Literary Art. He or she must also complete 12 credits of 400-level creative writing courses. Total: 20 credits.
Minor in Literature
The Minor in Literature gives students in any discipline the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and their knowledge of a broad range of European and American literatures. This minor is ideal for students with a passion for literature. The analytical and writing skills developed in the minor help prepare students for success in law school, MBA programs, or careers in business or education. In order to earn a Minor in Literature, a student must complete 8-10 credits which include a 200-level literature course and either ENGL 327 (Survey of American Literature) or ENGL 325 & 326 (Surveys of British Literature I & II). He or she must also complete 10-12 credits of 400-level literature courses. Total: 20 credits.