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2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog 
2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Minor

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The English Minor seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a thorough study of literature and language. Through these perspectives, sociological and personal barriers may be broken down, and the possibilities as well as the paradoxes of human existence may be better understood.

The primary objectives of the English curriculum include the following:

  1. To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the English language;
  2. To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of the world’s best literature;
  3. To prepare English minors to become reflective problem solvers in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  4. To provide students, particularly English minors, with a broad background in language and literature which will enable them to pursue graduate study;
  5. To give English minors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.

Curriculum for a Minor in English

Total hours required for an English minor, 18 Hours:

English Electives, 9 Hours:

  •  Three elective ENGL courses at the 300- or 400-level*


* Practicum courses (ENGL 431, 447, 460, 461, 469, 470, 476, 480, 481, and 484) cannot count towards elective credit.

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