Minor Overview

Professional advancement often depends on good reading aptitude, as well as sound writing and rhetorical techniques and critical and creative thinking. With an English minor, you’ll explore literature while you also hone your communication skills. These are must-have talents to work in creative fields, such as screenwriting, advertising and publishing. They are also important in other careers where you may have to write a grant proposal, a contract, a persuasive argument for a legal case, a public policy or a business plan. This minor can complement any major.

The English minor has two tracks—literature and writing—each with a specific focus. You will take courses in Advanced Revision and Editing, as well as a selection of either literature or writing-intensive courses. You’ll gain valuable, real-world insights from our nationally renowned professors and professional writers who visit campus to share their expertise. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to “Montage,” Quinnipiac’s creative writing journal.

 

Curriculum and Requirements

Students whose professional advancement depends on good reading aptitude, sound writing and rhetorical techniques, and critical and creative thinking are encouraged to apply to the chair of the English department. To complete the minor, students must take 18 credits of English course work; at least 9 credits must be at the 300 level.