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Our Minors

No matter your major, an English minor will augment your skills as a critical reader, an analytical writer, an imaginative thinker, and a creative problem-solver.   Who minors in English? English minors are Biology majors who are studying for med school, Psychology majors who love writing short stories, Communication majors who want to strengthen their writing skills, Political Science majors who are going into law, Sociology majors who loved their high school English class, Economics majors who are always reading on the Blue Line.  What if I'm not an LAS student? Students in other colleges can minor in English! If you're in Urban Education, Public Health, Business, or Applied Health Sciences, you are still welcome in the English department!  What do all English minors have in common? They all gain the ability to analyze texts in historical and cultural contexts; understand literary, theory, and methods of criticism; gain a sense of literary and linguistic history and a deep understanding of how ideas change over time; and display strong interpretive and analytical skills.   Studying English is a matter of studying something you love. While some majors may emphasize job training, studying English at any level trains you to lead a richer, fuller, more imaginative and thoughtful life.
Joey Liang, English student

“Throughout my undergraduate experience, my favorite classes were always my English courses. I loved how they allowed me to express myself creatively and challenged me to further my critical thinking skills. I also met some of the kindest and most intelligent people in my English courses that I continue to learn from today.” 

-Joey Liang, Class of 2022

Erin Boyle smiling

“The English department has not only given me the tools to critically analyze and interpret the world around me, but also the confidence and curiosity to creatively contribute to that world.”

-Erin Boyle, Class of 2024