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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 English minor in 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 British Studies minor in the VCU Bulletin.
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 American Studies minor in the VCU Bulletin.
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 Creative Writing minor in the VCU Bulletin.