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:

Your Career

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.


The Minor in English requires 18 credits.

Core Courses (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
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. 


Number Course Cr
ENG211 Literature I 3
ENG212 Literature II 3
ENG323 Renaissance Drama 3
ENG324 Medieval Literature 3
ENG325 Renaissance Poetry 3
ENG326 Restoration and Neoclassical Literature 3
ENG328 Early Novel 3
ENG336 Romantic & Victorian Poetry 3
ENG339 Nineteenth-century British Novel 3
ENG342 Modernism and Beyond 3
ENG345 Twentieth-century British Novel 3
ENG346 Contemporary Culture 3
ENG348 Post-colonial Anglophone Literature 3
ENG351 Early American Literature 3
ENG352 Twentieth-Century American Novel 3
ENG354 Theories of Literature & Culture 3
ENG361 Adaptation 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


Number Course Cr
ENG281 Language and Change 3
ENG282 Language and the Media 3
ENG283 Language and Gender 3
ENG303 Literary Linguistics 3
ENG308 Semantics and Pragmatics 3
ENG380 Language and the Law 3
ENG480 Discourse and Power 3


Number Course Cr
ENG301 Food Writing and Traveling 3
ENG331 Poetry Writing 3
ENG332 Life Writing 3
ENG333 Fiction Writing 3
ENG334 Illness Writing 3
ENG335 Playwriting 3