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 consists of 6 classes chosen from the categories of literature, criticism, and linguistics, two of which can be at the 200-level.

For more info on the coursework, view the VCU Bulletin.


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.

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.

Richard Fine, Coordinator of American Studies


 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.

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018

 

Blackbird

Blackbird journal logo: a stylized blackbird perched on the K of the word Blackbird overlaying the image of a photorealistic moon with a dark blue sky behind. The bird has a red berry in its beak the dot from the letter I in Blackbird.

An online journal of literature & the arts.

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British Virginia

British Virginia logo: simply the words

British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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