Minor inEnglish

Minoring in English involves studying the history, structure, and use of the English language by reading, discussing and writing about the literature and culture of English-speaking people. You’ll learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems as you take 24 credit hours toward an English minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

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English Curriculum Overview

You’ll learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems as you take 24 credit hours toward an English minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

Requirements

An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Debra Beilke English and Modern Languages Department Chairperson, Professor of English

Dr. Beilke's specialty is in American literature, and also teaches a variety of general education courses in writing and literature, and upper-level world literature courses.

Eric Dregni Associate Professor of English, Advisor of Student Newspaper

Dregni has taught Intro to Lit, College Writing, Review Writing, Column Writing, Memoir, Travel Writing, and is in charge of internships in the English Department.

Theresa FitzPatrick Director of the Writing Center, Term Faculty of English

Theresa FitzPatrick enjoys teaching both undergraduate and graduate students at Concordia in the areas of composition, education, and literature studies.

Dr. Nancy Hackett Professor of English

Dr. Hackett values open, provocative, lively classroom discussions

Matt Ryan Assistant Professor of English, Director for the MFA in Creative Writing program

Matt Ryan has won a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, appeared in numerous journals, and has been nominated for one Best of the Net and three Pushcart Prizes.