Minor Requirements

The Department of English offers minors in English, British Studies, American Studies, Writing, and Creative Writing.

Each minor consists of 18 credits (6 classes) of coursework. Students of all majors, including English, are welcome to pursue these minors, although English majors cannot minor in English.

To declare a minor, contact R. Dale Smith, Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, at rdsmith@vcu.edu. It is suggested that students complete at least half of a minor before declaring it officially.


The English minor is a smaller version of the English major, and will contain at least three different types of literature classes, in addition to other types of English classes.

For more info on the coursework, view the VCU Bulletin: http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20537


The British Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor for students not only interested in British literature, but British history and the impact that Britain has had on the world.

For more info on the coursework, view the VCU Bulletin: http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20534

Interested students may also want to view http://www.people.vcu.edu/~dlatane/britstudies.html

David Latane, Coordinator of British Studies


The American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor for students not only interested in U.S. literature, but U.S. history and the impact that the U.S. has had on the world.

For more info on the coursework, view the VCU Bulletin: http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20532

Richard Fine, Coordinator of American Studies


The Writing minor is a minor with interdisciplinary possibilities, containing expository, professional, and creative writing courses.  It is largely designed by the individual student, based on that student’s interests and skill set goals.

For more info on the coursework, visit the VCU Bulletin: http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20547


The Creative Writing minor allows a student to explore the writing of fiction, poetry, screenplays, and creative nonfiction, with the option to focus specifically on one of the genres.  More workshop oriented than the Writing minor, the minor in Creative Writing only allows for one expository writing course.

For more info on the coursework, visit the VCU Bulletin: http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20536

 

Gretchen Comba, Director of Undergraduate Studies
R. Dale Smith, Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising