Minor in English Language and Literacy

Completion of the English Language and Literacy Minor will increase the employability of graduates by supporting their language learning and advancing their acquisition of verbal (speaking and listening) and textual (reading and writing) literacy in English in ways that complement any major degree. The Minor will provide a rigorous, university-level forum for students who wish to develop higher-level English skills for personal or employment purposes, but who do not wish to follow specialized courses in English Literature, Translation or Linguistics. However, the Minor will complement and enhance those and other majors in its emphasis on facility in language in preparation for professional life.

Program Objectives

  • Increase communicative proficiency and accuracy.
  • Present, orally and in writing, referenced works of scholarly/professional merit.
  • Develop textual and cultural literacy.
  • Apply language corrective/maintenance strategies to address limits of knowledge.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension and appropriate use of core university-level vocabulary
  • Demonstrate comprehension of written/spoken texts addressed to a college-level audience.
  • Produce written and oral presentations consistent with fluency and coherence expectations found at the college/professional level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and individually to learn, create and exhibit knowledge.
  • Address impediments to effective communication

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

English Language and Literacy Minor

Required Courses (18.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENG210College Reading and Writing3.000
ENG250English Grammar & Usage3.000
ENG300Critical Reading in the Disciplines 3.000
ENG310Writing for Research3.000
ENG312Cultural Literacy: English in the World3.000
ENG450Public Speaking and Debate  13.000
ENG454Practicum: Writing for the Workplace3.000
1 : Students must take one only