"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
The English Department offers a range of minors to suite a variety of interests, all designed to be flexible in fitting in with the rigorous requirements of other majors. Most of our minors are interdisciplinary, encouraging students to engage in coursework across the curriculum. See the navigation bar at left for a full list.
Students who elect the English Minor work with their
minor advisor to plan an individualized course of study tailored to
their personal and professional plans. From creative writing to
professional writing, fiction to journalism, memos to poetry, blogs to
film, English courses cover a broad range of subjects.
English Minors learn how to create, analyze, contextualize, and
explain a broad range of texts, from classic literature to the documents
that drive the corporate world. They learn about the diverse cultural
traditions that are fundamental to American history, and they acquire
the knowledge and skills they need to thrive as global citizens.
Today's professional skills might be outdated quickly, but the
ability to read and write effectively, to analyze and explain, to see
through deceptive rhetoric, to interpret complex narratives, and to
shape new possibilities — such skills will always be in demand. English
Minors learn to read both texts and contexts, to interpret both intended
and unintended meanings, to identify both deliberately crafted and
emerging patterns, and to explain their findings in ways that others
will understand and appreciate.
Seriously, that's it! The English Minor is what you make of it — six
English courses in any discipline of your choosing. What course of study
will you design?
Students who declared an English Minor prior to Fall 2015 and would like to switch to the new minor as listed above should contact Susan Donley.
Requirements for students who declared the English Minor between Fall 2007 - Spring 2015
Requirements for students who declared the English Minor before Fall 2007
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