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Department of English & Literature

English Minor

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Department of English & Literature

English Minor

  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

The English minor involves courses in English, literature, linguistics, and literary theory to provide a breadth of knowledge for students interested in the English language.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Writing for Organizations
  • Writer's Style
  • Writing of Poetry
  • Writing of Fiction
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Research
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Popular Literature
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The Northwestern English Department prepared me incredibly well for graduate school. I’m familiar with nearly every author and title on the syllabus in each class….Thanks to the projects and discussions in the thought-provoking courses I took, I now feel comfortable analyzing texts, writing papers, and presenting my ideas at the graduate level.

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Steven P. Harthorn, Ph.D.

Director, Eagle Scholars Honors Program
Professor of English

Steven Harthorn joined the English and Literature faculty at Northwestern in 2015. Previously, he taught at...

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Keith Jones, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Dr. Keith Jones received his B.A. in English from Covenant College and his M.A. in English Literature and...

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Department of English & Literature

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3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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