Minor in English
Students minoring in English may choose to specialize in literature, language and writing, or creative writing. Alternatively, students may choose a mixture of courses and remain generalists.
The minor will include a total of 18 hours of required English courses, exclusive of first-year composition and junior-level writing:
- One 2000-level core curriculum course in each of the following areas: one in literature, one in writing and language, and one in creative writing.
- Nine more hours of English courses of the student’s choosing. At least three of those hours must be at the 4000 level.
English Minor Graduates Will Be Able To:
- Demonstrate a knowledge that what counts as text is broader than traditionally assumed
- Interpret and compose for numerous contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge about audience and apply that understanding in shaping texts
- Compose purposeful texts
- Exhibit the ability to practice revision processes
- Make use of correct grammar and writing mechanics when rhetorically appropriate
- Engage with sources
- Analyze texts
- Develop and propose claims about texts
- Respond to texts with originality and purpose
- Contribute to scholarly and public conversations
- View the world from varied perspectives and evidence-based positions
- Apply skills and knowledge from the minor into their major course of study
- Discuss texts thoughtfully, inside and outside of classrooms
Listen to others and synthesize perspectives when discussing texts