Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

English Studies Minor


Provides personalized learning opportunities leading to advanced studies or a variety of careers including teaching, writing, editing, linguistics and literature. The various programs help students develop a broad knowledge of literature, language and writing to foster analytical and critical skills. Students encounter new ideas; appreciate aesthetic and practical language; become impassioned readers, writers and thinkers; and gain perspectives in assimilating and evaluating their new experiences.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop a broad grasp of the linguistic, literary, and rhetorical components of English as a field of study.
  2. Analyze how varied uses of the English language have contributed to American and global cultures.
  3. Apply theories and research methods as appropriate to analyze and produce texts for a variety of purposes.

Core Courses

  • Lower- or upper-division courses from English, Linguistics, Literature, or Writing Credits:  8
  • Upper-division courses from English, Linguistics, Literature, or Writing Credits:  16

Total Credits: 24


May not be combined with a major in any English Studies concentration. Students planning any English area minor need to be aware of prerequisites for upper-division courses.  Planning with an advisor is essential.