Minors

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English Literature Minor 

The minor in English Literature, with its emphasis on careful analysis and clear writing, is a valuable complement to majors in any discipline; it prepares students for further study and for employment in fields such as politics, education, environmental studies, marketing, editing, public relations, and law.

English Literature Minor Requirements


Creative Writing Minor 

The minor in Creative Writing allows students to develop their creative writing skills. Through study of technique, as well as masters of the craft, students gain valuable insight into the art of writing. They will have the opportunity to practice writing in a variety of genres, with faculty support and mentoring to help them discover their creative talents.

Creative Writing Minor Requirements

Students at Literature and Languages end of semester celebration, 2016


Comparative Literature Course

In addition to the in-depth study of literary texts experienced by all English majors, we offer a Comparative Literature course to explore the inter-textual methods of meaning-making. This interdisciplinary and global approach relates literary texts to the visual worlds of paintings, photographs, film, and dance. Topics will include the shifting constructions of identity, theories of difference, and the various states of language.


American Studies Minor 

In addition to satisfying the core requirements of the English major, students who pursue an American Studies Minor will explore the many voices that make up American literatures. Courses taken outside the English department will augment the study of how American history and the arts mutually influence literary creation.

American Studies Minor Requirements

Dominican students at the El Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain


Spanish Language Minor 

The Spanish Language minor gives students the opportunity to gain Spanish language skills that are becoming essential in our more interconnected, globalized world. Through extensive study and support, students who chose this minor will develop the ability to understand spoken and written modern Spanish across a range of contexts, speak Spanish with a high level of accuracy, write articulately in Spanish, and apply various theoretical and critical approaches to a variety of Hispanic literature. The Spanish minor will allow students to communicate more effectively with the Spanish-speaking world, which will offer them increased career opportunities, regardless of the field in which they work. 

Spanish Minor Requirements