Nov 21, 2018  
2015-2016 College of Liberal Arts Catalog 
2015-2016 College of Liberal Arts Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Minor

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Requirements (22 credits)

I. Core (4 credits)

III. Electives (16 credits)

Including 12 upper-level credits and one “Approaches” course (2-4 credits).


The purpose of the English minor is to help prepare students who love literature, but who are not majoring in English, for a lifetime of intelligent and enjoyable reading. The analytical and critical skills, written and oral, developed in the minor will also serve students well in their processing of information and their interactions with others in their careers as well as in their role as participant citizens. The English Department has designed its curricular offerings so as to provide an opportunity for students to explore a number of approaches and methodologies for the study of literature: historical, thematic, text-based, author-based, and culture-based. Different approaches to a literary text will yield different results. Accordingly, we urge students in the minor to experiment with some of the many ways in which to engage and appreciate a literary text. At the declaration of the minor, the student should meet with an English Department advisor to plan a coherent approach to course selection.

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