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English Minor

Primary or Secondary Minor

The English minor is designed to develop student’s insights into human nature and thought, as well as an appreciation of the written word as a mode of expression. The minor helps prepare students for careers in business, law, education, public service and information services, among hundreds of other fields.

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Matthew Pangborn
Assistant Professor of English; Modern Languages Department Chair
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Ryan Allen
Assistant Professor of English and Writing
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Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review
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Adam Frisch
Professor of English and Writing
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Meghan Roe
Instructor of English & Writing; Writing Center Director
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Willie Suarez, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Spanish; Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
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Core English Minor Courses

ENGL 110 - Introduction to Literature

Students read short stories and poems for enjoyment, discussion and analysis. Learning literary terms and critical methods will be added course outcomes. Read more »

ENGL 210 - Modern Fiction

American, British and world writers of novels and short stories from the 20th century. Authors include Conrad, Kafka, Joyce, Lawrence, Faulkner, Woolf, Heminway, O'Brien, Cunningham, Morrison, Proulx, and others. Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill. Read more »

ENGL 243 - Shakespeare

Representative plays from the major types (comedy, history, tragedy) for reading and analysis. Students will appreciate the universality of Shakespeare's art: "He was not of an age, but for all time." Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

Completion of the English minor requires at least three other ENGL courses, including two numbered above 300.

NOTE: ENGL 211 is interchangeable with 210