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English Minor


Degree Type: 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.

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 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

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Melanie Krieps Mergen

“Now that I’m in a graduate program for writing, I’m realizing now more than ever how outstanding the Modern Languages department is,” says Melanie. “My time as an English major at Briar Cliff gave me the foundation I needed to hit the ground running.”

Melanie Krieps Mergen

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