Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
The SVC Reading Series presents the poetry of Kevin Pilkington.
Don’t try to mold yourself into what you think a college student is “supposed to be.” Keep your mind open to new ideas.
A minor in English is an excellent addition to other majors, highlighting your curiosity as well as polishing your critical reading and writing skills. This versatile minor tracks several ways to specialize..
For a full description of courses offered, see the College Bulletin.
Minor in English: 18 credits EL 102 Language and Rhetoric - 3 creditsEL 325 Literary Criticism I: Ancient to Modern - 3 credits orEL 326 Literary Criticism II: Contemporary Theories -3 creditsEL 114 British Literature: Middle Ages to Restoration - 3 credits orEL 115 British Literature: Neoclassicism to Modernism - 3 creditsEL 131 American Literature: Exploration to Civil War - credits orEL 132 American Literature: Civil War to Present - 3 creditsEL — Any 2 Advanced courses (200 level)
Minor in Children’s Literature: 18 credits (6 courses)The Children's Literature Minor is designed to explore the various forms of literature written for children. Students investigate literary shifts involving the ways adults imagine and shape children's virtues and capabilities as well as how children live out or resist those fantasies. Analyzing texts written for children and about childhood, this minor provides the opportunity for both breadth and depth of study. English majors are ineligible for the minor but may concentrate in children's literature.
Required courses: 12 credits (4 courses) Choose four courses from the following lists. At least two must be introductory, 100-level, and at least one must be advanced, 200-level.EL 129 Young Adult Fiction - 3 creditsEL 128 Children's Literature: Fables to 1900 - 3 credits EL 130 Children’s Literature: 1900 to Present - 3 creditsEL 259 Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature - 3 creditsEL 272 Advanced Studies in Children's Literature - 3 creditsEL 273 Representations of Childhood in Literature - 3 creditsEL 274 Representations of Childhood in Film - 3 credits
Elective courses: 6 credits (2 courses)Students are encouraged to choose from the courses listed above and/or choose relevant courses in related disciplines by approval of the director, Dr. Sara Lindey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor in Creative Writing: 18 credits (6 courses)The Creative Writing Minor offers courses in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and literary translation. After three introductory courses in creative writing, students select a genre of focus for advanced study. The minor allows aspiring writers from all academic disciplines to develop their literary craft and become familiar with contemporary literature. Students build sufficient experience to pursue graduate study in creative writing and related fields.
Required courses: 12 credits (4 courses)Choose four courses from the following lists. At least two must be introductory, 100-level, and at least one must be advanced, 200-level.EL 110 Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 creditsEL 142 Creative Writing: The Literary Magazine - 3 credits EL 144 Reading as Writers: The Literary Essay - 3 credits orEL 145 Reading as Writers: Poetry - 3 creditsEL 203 Poetry Workshop - 3 credits orEL 204 Fiction Workshop - 3 credits orEL 244 Creative Nonfiction Workshop - 3 credits or EL 252 Literary Translation Workshop - 3 credits