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Today's professional skills might be outdated quickly, but the ability to read and write effectively, to analyze and explain, to see through deceptive rhetoric, to interpret complex narratives, and to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.