English (25 credits)

Introduction/What is the Study of English?

An English minor offers students the opportunity to study and work with texts that have shaped, and been shaped by, the English language. We offer a diverse spectrum of classes ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century and covering a wide variety of topics in literature, media, composition, and language studies. English courses encompass and explore multiple cultural traditions, allowing students to cultivate skills in critical thinking, creative expression, close reading, persuasive writing, and effective speaking.


25 credits of English at the 200 level or above, with a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level.

Why Consider an English Minor?

An English Minor provides you with three essential tools for success in a wide range of careers: the ability to read critically, write clearly and specifically, and understand the ideas and experiences that shape the histories of our local, national and global communities. Employers and professions of all kinds value such abilities and look for those who have them.

Sample Careers

Publishing and editing | Human management and development | Education | Government and law | Public relations | Healthcare and technology

Interested in declaring an English Major or Minor?

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