Many students who major in English or writing opt to add a minor, either in another department or in a related English discipline. For instance, if you are majoring in writing and interested in a career in public relations, you might consider a minor offered by the Communication Department. Writing majors who may want to go on to graduate school in English literature might choose to minor in literature. A minor in creative writing is an excellent way to enhance a English major with a literature focus.
The Department of English offers four separate minors. No courses taken for a minor may be counted toward an English major.
This program is designed for students who are interested in the study of English literature but who have elected to major in another area.
The writing minor allows students to complement their area of major study with systematic experience in writing.
Students who are not majoring in an English creative writing track or are not majoring in English, and who have an interest in writing poetry or fiction, may enroll in the creative writing minor.
A valuable complement to a range of undergraduate majors. Courses cover critical writing about cinema, creative screenwriting, the evolution of Hollywood movies, international cinema, and film in its cultural context.