English Minors

The Department of English offers four minors in addition to the English B.A., B.S., and M.A.  These four areas are rich in content and enable students with a major in any field to be well prepared for the workplace the enter upon graduation. They are:

Applied Linguistics

A minor in Applied Linguistics demonstrates cultural and linguistic awareness and is very important in disciplines such as business. social work, and criminal justice.


The minor concentration in English, with its emphasis on communicative and interpretive skills, provides strong support to practically any major in the curriculum.

Film Studies

This minor provides a theoretical, historical, and practical understanding of cinema.

Human Computer Interaction/User Experience

An interdisciplinary minor which explores the foundations of English that apply to HCI/UX including diverse forms of communication and cognitive processes.

Professional Writing

This minor is designed to accommodate students who may wish to develop composition skills as preparation for future employment.

Affiliated Minors:

Black Studies

The Black Studies minor will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives and experiences of people of African descent.  Students will complete a total of 18 hours of coursework, with 12 hours of required coursework in the Black Studies core curriculum and 6 additional hours of coursework in approved electives.

Southern Studies

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