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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 careers 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. For all course options, refer to the course catalog.

Core Courses

Available Residentially
Available Online


Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Appropriate the fundamentals of English grammar and usage to achieve excellence, in both written and oral contexts;
  • Analyze and apply rhetorical theory;
  • Interpret and evaluate a wide variety of literature using several critical approaches;
  • Synthesize biblical truths into the understanding of literature and the English language.