The Minor in English

As a minor English literary studies enrich other majors, such as History, Philosophy, Art, Theatre, Communication, Political Science, and Economics, to name a few. The English minor refines discussion, critical reading, and writing skills valued in many professions, including business, law, and medicine. The English minor also complements students’ majors in business and the sciences by adding a humanistic dimension to their undergraduate education. 

Requirements for minoring in English

For more information please contact Gale Sigal.

Journalism Minor

The Journalism Program is centered in the Journalism Minor and has two overlapping missions. The first is to provide professional training in journalism to aspiring professional journalists. The second, equally important, is to familiarize liberal arts students of varying majors and goals with the way journalism works – what it does for them, and in some cases, to them. The minor requirements are flexible according to the needs of the individual student.

For more information please contact the English Department office.

Medieval Studies Minor

The Medieval Studies Minor is a unique interdisciplinary minor for students interested in all aspects of Medieval culture.  The Medieval Studies Minor draws on courses in Art, English, French, German, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Spanish, Theatre.  The Medieval Studies Minor offers a study abroad program at Oxford University and sponsors lectures and other events on campus.

For more information please contact Gale Sigal or Gillian Overing.

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor offers students the opportunity to write in multiple literary genres such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. Students are provided with an exciting range of coursework, from fundamentals of craft to advanced explorations of forms, techniques, and theory. Creative writing courses are conducted in a unique workshop setting where students receive feedback from one another and the professor on their creative writing projects. The curriculum in creative writing courses is often linked to the English department’s popular Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, which brings visiting poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction for literary readings and class visits with students.

For more information please contact Eric Wilson. 


Interdisciplinary Writing Minor

Students in the Interdisciplinary Writing minor will develop their writing skills in a range of genres in ways that enhance their major course of study. The curriculum gives students the chance to reflect on their writing practices as they prepare themselves to participate in various writing situations in college and beyond. The interdisciplinary approach means that the writing minor pairs well with any major and any future career.

For more information please contact Laura Denlinger or Laura Aull.

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