Program Overview

A minor in English writing is a valuable complement to any degree. Students pursuing the minor will develop their writing ability and technique in a range of styles from creative to professional writing.

Three Concentrations

Choose to concentrate your studies in either English Literature, Cinema Studies or Writing.

English Literature

Delve into your passion for English literature, and explore literary history and works of the past and present with a minor in English literature. This 18-credit minor integrates literary history with courses and subjects ranging from the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, to poets and novelists of the 1990s to dramatic and fictional works by Shakespeare, Faulkner and Hurston.

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Minor Requirements

The English minor curriculum will develop your creativity and skills in language, writing, analysis and critical thinking in literature and writing courses.


English (Minor)

Jack Sullivan

Professor, Department Chair


Fine Arts 327

sullivanja [at]


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