Minor in English
Our program provides you with the qualifications needed to advance your understanding of literature, language, and professional creative writing. Students from any major can apply for a Minor in English.
What Will I Learn?
When you graduate with a Minor in English, you will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of literary texts, language theories, and basic professional creative writing
- Interpret, explain, and appraise the allusive qualities of texts
- Apply knowledge of thematic content and the formal features of discourse ethically and professionally
- Analyze texts from multiple points of view in the context of history, society, culture, and politics
- Display substantial knowledge in literature study, language study, or professional creative writing
- Produce individual scholarly research projects of significant length
A Minor in English would enhance your skills in communication, negotiation, literary analysis, discourse analysis, and academic debate. It assists you in entering various creative domains including language-oriented and writing-intensive career paths such as the fashion industry, entrepreneurship, marketing and public relations, as well as law and political science. This minor is considered to be a fundamental asset for students particularly embarking on a journalistic or media-related discipline.
There are plenty of renowned people who come from a background in English, be it a major or a minor’s degree.
- Emma Watson (Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador)
- Stephen Fry (Comedian and Author)
- Sting (Singer)
- Jodie Foster (Author and Actress)
- Toni Morrison (Novelist)
- Sally Ride (Astronaut and Physicist)
- Bradley Cooper (Actor)
- Edward Said (Theorist)
The Minor in English requires 18 credits.
Core Courses (9 credits)
|ENG213||Introduction to Language||3|
|ENG216||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENG—-||Any writing course*||3|
*You may select a writing course from the electives below, and this would be counted as one of the core courses.
Elective Courses (9 credits)
You may choose any three courses from the list below. Close advising is recommended to ensure that your minor is coherent when it comes to literature, language, or professional creative writing.
|ENG326||Restoration and Neoclassical Literature||3|
|ENG336||Romantic & Victorian Poetry||3|
|ENG339||Nineteenth-century British Novel||3|
|ENG342||Modernism and Beyond||3|
|ENG345||Twentieth-century British Novel||3|
|ENG348||Post-colonial Anglophone Literature||3|
|ENG351||Early American Literature||3|
|ENG352||Twentieth-Century American Novel||3|
|ENG354||Theories of Literature & Culture||3|
|ENG372||Comparative and World Literature||3|
|ENG376||Gender in Literature||3|
|ENG479||Topics in Literature and Culture||3|
|ENG487||Topics in Drama and Theatre||3|
|ENG281||Language and Change||3|
|ENG282||Language and the Media||3|
|ENG283||Language and Gender||3|
|ENG308||Semantics and Pragmatics||3|
|ENG380||Language and the Law||3|
|ENG480||Discourse and Power||3|
|ENG301||Food Writing and Traveling||3|
|ENG304||Arts and Fashion Writing||3|
|ENG305||Music and Performing Arts Criticism||3|
|ENG410||Writing for International Organizations||3|