Communicate clearly, logically, and effectively.
The English Minor will help you communicate clearly, logically, and effectively; use research methods intelligently; analyze, interpret, and enjoy literature; and develop a perspective on the world that is informed by intensive study of literature and its critical methods. In this program, you will become familiar with the classics of world literature, learning about the major authors, works, and literary movements that distinguish English and American literature. At the same time, you will be introduced to “alternative voices” in literature—voices that are new to the literary canon or that occupy a literary space outside of it. Your intellectual growth will be carefully nurtured to ensure that you are prepared for a number of career paths, scholarly research, and success in graduate school. Moreover, reflecting the institution’s historical mission, the English program provides guidance and support for future teachers of English.