English Minors

The Department of English offers six minors in addition to the English B.A., B.S., and M.A. These six areas are rich in content and enable students with a major in any field to be well prepared for the workplace they enter upon graduation. They are:

Applied Linguistics

A minor in Applied Linguistics demonstrates cultural and linguistic awareness and is very important in disciplines such as business, social work, and criminal justice.

Creative Writing

This minor provides students in all disciplines with an opportunity to improve the creativity and communication skills that graduate programs and employers find highly beneficial.


The minor concentration in English, with its emphasis on communicative and interpretive skills, provides strong support to practically any major in the curriculum.

Film Studies

This minor provides a theoretical, historical, and practical understanding of cinema.

Human Computer Interaction/User Experience (HCI/UX)

An interdisciplinary minor which explores the foundations of English that apply to HCI/UX including diverse forms of communication and cognitive processes.

Professional Writing

This minor is designed to accommodate students who may wish to develop composition skills as preparation for future employment.

Affiliated Minors:

Black Studies

The Black Studies minor will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives and experiences of people of African descent. Students will complete a total of 18 hours of coursework, with 12 hours of required coursework in the Black Studies core curriculum and 6 additional hours of coursework in approved electives.

Southern Studies

Southern Studies is an interdisciplinary, critical examination of the historical, literary, cultural, social, and political expressions of the American South.

Restorative Justice 

The Restorative Justice minor prepares students to contribute to systemic change in their communities through a focus on the history, theory, and practice of harm reduction and repair. It also offers experiential learning opportunities through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, as most coursework is conducted at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama.

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