Minor in English

Program Contact: Valerie Smith  203-582-8452

Professional advancement often depends on good reading aptitude, as well as sound writing and rhetorical techniques and critical and creative thinking. With an English minor, you’ll explore literature while you also hone your communication skills. These are must-have talents to work in creative fields, such as screenwriting, advertising and publishing. They are also important in other careers where you may have to write a grant proposal, a contract, a persuasive argument for a legal case, a public policy or a business plan. This minor can complement any major.

The Department of English offers a minor in English for students who wish to study literature and improve their writing abilities—both creative and critical. Students whose professional advancement depends on good reading aptitude, sound writing and rhetorical techniques, and critical and creative thinking are encouraged to apply to the chair of the English department.