English Minor

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Acquire knowledge of significant texts in the British, Irish, American, and Anglophone literary traditions.

Objective 1.1: Demonstrate a familiarity with British, Irish, American, and Anglophone key texts and an understanding of the historical continuities among literary conventions and imaginative traditions.

Goal 2; Develop rhetorical skills.

Objective 2.1: Recognize and use various rhetorical modes, including (but not limited to) narrative, exposition, analysis, and argument.

Goal 3: Develop creative abilities.

Objective 3.1: Exercise their imaginations in crafting their own creative works and performances, particularly through creative writing workshops and theatre courses.

Goal 4: Develop revision strategies and editing skills    

Objective 4.1:  Demonstrate an understanding of revision.

Objective 4.2: Practice editing skills through examining their own writing and the writing of their peers.

The minor in English requires four English courses beyond the common courses (ENG 101 and ENG 102) of the GEP. Students may choose any combination of English major courses in literature, writing, journalism, or drama/theater, including Independent Study (ENG 370 or ENG 470).