UB English minors discover the power and resources of the English language primarily through the study of British, American, and Anglophone literary traditions. Thanks to the range of the department’s course offerings, students often broaden the focus of their studies to include film and video, popular culture, mythology and folklore, as well as foreign-language literatures in English translation. Besides the standard English minor described on this page, students can also pursue minors in Creative Writing, Digital Humanities, and Global Film. All students enrolled in an English Department minor program are trained to become critical readers who employ the skills of close reading, historical contextualization and theoretical reflection. As critical writers, they learn how to formulate compelling questions and to craft original essays that effectively intervene both in academic and cultural conversations.
Students should be in good standing (i.e., have a GPA of 2.0), and have satisfied the University Writing Skills requirement.
Application includes a conference with the Director of Undergraduate Studies about the program's requirements and how the student may meet them.
For full Minor requirements, click here.
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