English Minor

The minor in English Literature is a great way to experience the rich history of English and American literature, while offering some flexibility to pursue other academic interests. 

The English minor prepares students to think critically about texts; to construct sound arguments based on evidence; to write elegantly and persuasively; and to understand the historical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, disseminated, and received.

Why Grand View?

  • In this program, you will gain a broad liberal arts education and build critical thinking and writing skills that are highly valued in careers in education, publishing, communications, politics and law – to name a few.
  • You will undergo intensive writing training and develop your professional communication skills.
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • Enjoy literature and language
  • Are a strong reader and writer
  • Have an interest in history and culture
  • Like an intellectual challenge
Career Options

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Author
  • English teacher
  • Business or technical writer
  • Freelance travel writer
  • Publishing professional
  • Editor
  • Copy editor
  • Proofreader
  • Journalist
  • Communication specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Web developer
  • Politician
  • Lawyer (additional education)
Course Requirements

English Minor (18 Credits)

Choose From the Following (select at least 1)

ENGL 231 Survey of American Literature I 3 credits
ENGL 232 Survey of American Literature II 3 credits
ENGL 241 Survey of British Literature I 3 credits
ENGL 242 Survey of British Literature II 3 credits
ENGL 318 Diverse Voices 3 credits

Additional Courses (select at least 1)

ENGL 202 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 credits
ENGL 205 Technical Writing 3 credits
ENGL 309 Writing for Business 3 credits

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