English Minor

The English minor is designed for those students who wish to receive instruction in composition and literature but who do not wish to enter a teaching profession. These students realize the value of such instruction for ccareers involving writing, editing, publishing, speaking, and preaching. GE101, GE102, and the one literature survey required for the General Education core cannot be used to satisfy the minor's requirements. The eighteen required hours for the minor may be selected from the courses listed below.

  • To teach students to write and speak standard American English proficiently
  • To teach the fundamentals of English grammar, usage, historical development, and rhetorical skills
  • To interpret and analyze a wide variety of literature, using several different critical approaches
  • To integrate biblical truth into the understanding of literature and the English language

Minor Requirements: (6 courses selected from below)
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
Christian Classics
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of World Literature I
Adolescent Literature
Literary Criticism
British Romantic Poets
Shakespearean Drama
Twentieth-Century American Short Story
American Romanticism
Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Elements of Composition
Composition & Rhetoric
English Novel
Victorian Literature: Prose & Poetry
Early Twentieth-Century British Writers

Total Hours (18 hours / 6 courses)