2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English Minor

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Jason McEntee, Director
School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218

Program Information

The English minor allows students to develop skills in communication, research, critical thinking, and focused creativity. Students can improve their understanding of people and cultural knowledge. Students learn how language works and how to use it effectively in a variety of contexts.

The program is open to students in any major, and can help prepare students for a career in law, public relations, education, politics, advertising, journalism, web marketing, publishing - or any career that requires critical thinking and persuasive writing.

Course Delivery Format

The school offers coursework on campus, online, and at attendance centers around the state.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop and enhance their abilities to communicate in written English while they will be encouraged to view themselves as engaged, creative and relevant producers of knowledge.
  • Develop their literary background as one part of a humanities background which fosters intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, cross-cultural literacy, and aesthetic appreciation.
  • Develop their ability to think analytically, speculatively, and imaginatively in ways that are applicable across the disciplines.
  • Enhance their ability to employ instructional technology in their writing, learning and research in innovative and creative ways.

Academic Requirements

To count toward the minor, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.”


Select 300-400 level ENGL or LING Electives Credits: 3

Total Required Credits: 18