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Six good reasons to add a minor in English

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Monday, 02 November 2015 3:00 PM
Reason #1: English and philosophy are "tech's hottest ticket"? It's true.


Reason #2: 93% of business leaders said that "a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems" was more important that a job candidate's major." It's true.


Reason #3: Intercultural skills, such as accepting different cultural contexts and viewpoints, will be vital in the 21st century. It's true.


Reason #4: 97% of executives rate strong writing skills as absolutely essential or very important. It's true.


Reason #5: English offers six different minors that will give you these and other in-demand skills. Find out about our minors here.
  1. Creative Writing
  2. Film/Screenwriting
  3. Literature
  4. Linguistics
  5. Professional Writing and Emerging Media
  6. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Reason #6: great faculty and interesting classes, where you can study:
  • post-apocalyptic wastelands
  • viral marketing campaigns
  • expatriate life in Paris after WWI
  • how to create your own poetry chapbook
  • human language in all its aspects

Intrigued? Take a look at our course descriptions and sign up for a class with us for Spring 2016.


Q: What can you do with an English minor?

A: Anything.

Prof. Cathy Day
Assistant Chair of English
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