English minors from across the College complete English courses to pursue their interests in literature and culture, sharpen their abilities in reading, thinking and writing, and prepare for graduate or professional school.
The minor in English consists of five courses (20 credits). Students complete English 215 Literary Analysis, three literature courses at the 300 level, and one literature course at the 400 level.
The writing minor helps develop an essential skill in ways applicable to any major, and offers students a means of pursuing their own interests in the field. Students may choose to focus primarily on fiction and poetry, may concentrate on nonfiction writing, or may combine these genres.
The minor in Writing consists of five courses (20 credits). Students are required to complete one course at the 200 level and three additional writing courses (two must be at the 300 level or above). All students are required in the last year of their program to complete and submit a portfolio of revised and selected work.
The program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies focuses on the cultural and social interactions of various peoples of those eras. The program is international in scope and range, giving students a better understanding of the kinds of exchanges that take place when different cultures come into contact, and providing them with the tools and knowledge to understand the history and dynamics of a globalized world.
Students complete History 225: Medieval World: European Culture and Society From 500-1400. Of the remaining four courses (16 credits), students take a Medieval elective (4 credits) and an Early Modern elective (4 credits). Two electives (8 credits) must be at the 300 level or higher.