Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3-4 semesters
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Add to your education with an English minor that will help you sharpen your written and oral communication skills.
An English minor prepares you for jobs that require strong writing, communication and analytical thinking skills. Minoring in English can help you excel in a variety of career fields, including law, publishing, education, advertising, journalism or public relations.

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Why Earn an English Minor?

A minor in English will give you transferable skills that ensure your ability to succeed in a variety of situations. It will help you develop transferable skills, improve analysis and reading, and improve writing.

English Minor Highlights

Gain real experience and explore potential careers through off-campus internships.
Study with award-winning faculty and published authors.
Creative writing opportunity.
Hear from prominent poets and fiction writers who come to campus for readings and classroom visits.
Find a community of writers by joining student groups such as the North Texas Review, Nort Texas Daily and more.
Recognized achievement and potential, we offer over 10 specific scholarships and awards for English majors.

English Minor Courses You Could Take

First-Year Writing I (3 hrs)
Writing as discovery. Introduces essential concepts, knowledge, skills, methods and conventions for writing. Focuses on practicing writing processes and developing rhetorical knowledge through analysis, observation and self-reflection.
First-Year Writing II (3 hrs)
Writing as inquiry. Develops habits of critical thinking, research-based inquiry and argument through written engagement with relevant social and cultural issues.
Introduction to Games and Play (3 hrs)
Theories of play and how play is expressed in games. Emphasis on game literacy and games as complex cultural and aesthetic objects. Inquiry into the social, political and ethical issues that inform game design, game genres, game aesthetics, player decision-making, and role-playing and identity within games.
Gender and Sexuality in Literature (3 hrs)
Interdisciplinary exploration of how literary works represent the complex ways in which human beings experience gender and sexuality. Topics of study may include social or psychological conflicts involving gender and sexuality; changing definitions of masculinity and femininity; and the impact of economic, political, medical and historical forces on the development of gender identity and sexual norms.
Studies in Science Fiction (3 hrs)
In-depth study of science fiction, from a particular critical, cultural, historical or philosophical perspective.
Studies in Literature and Film (3 hrs)
Interdisciplinary exploration of the relationships between literature and film (or other closely related media). Possible areas of focus include adaptation/remediation studies, genre studies and narrative studies.

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