American Literature Minor
This minor allows students to concentrate their coursework on American literature. The introductory classes are required to provide students with an introduction to literary developments important to American literature. Students build on those introductory courses by selecting three courses of individual interest.
British Literature Minor
This minor allows students to concentrate their coursework on British literature. The introductory classes are required to provide students with an introduction to literary developments important to British literature. Students build on those introductory courses by selecting three courses of individual interest.
This broadly based and interdisciplinary minor is intended to prepare students for a variety of careers in communication and related fields. It is an excellent complement to majors in business, graphic design, or the social sciences. A total of 15 hours is required.
English Language and Linguistics Minor
This minor requires you to complete 15 credit hours of English and linguistics. Courses emphasize the English language; however, other languages and language processes are covered primarily from a linguistics perspective. The nine credits that are mandatory deal with introductory aspects of language and cover different core areas of the English language and language in general.
The minor in journalism offers you the opportunity to get a basic understanding of journalistic writing and procedures. You are encouraged to make practical application of your coursework.
The study of philosophy enhances your baccalaureate degree program by providing you with a fuller understanding of the presuppositions of your discipline. Philosophy also strengthens your ability to think critically, to develop and defend arguments rationally, and to understand the logical, intellectual, and historical relationships among the various academic disciplines. In addition, you gain an understanding of the profound influence of philosophical ideas upon society, culture, and politics, which in turn greatly enhances your ability to work in multicultural settings.
Careers for which the minor in philosophy is especially well-suited include law and public service, education, social services, religious ministry, counseling psychology, the arts, journalism, and international relations.
The minor requires students to complete 15 hours in philosophy with a minimum grade of “C.” Courses taken on a pass/no credit basis may not be applied to the minor.
Rhetoric and Writing Minor
The Rhetoric and Writing minor is designed to help strengthen students’ writing ability, giving them more breadth of experience in writing in various genres, and better preparing them for a variety of career fields.
This minor enables students to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. A total of 15 hours are required.
Students are expected to have mastered first-year Spanish.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor
This minor is a free-standing program within the Department of English and Humanities, although it also provides part of the coursework necessary for licensure within the state of Ohio in the area of TESOL. To complete the minor, 20 credit hours of coursework are required as listed below, with five additional courses recommended.
Women’s Studies Minor
This interdisciplinary minor complements many existing degree programs. It enables students to study the roles of women in society and their various contributions over time. By doing so, students broaden their cultural and intellectual perspectives in significant and meaningful ways and, in the process, give themselves an edge with employers. In particular, the minor benefits students studying for careers in politics, medicine, social services, education, law, and business.