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English Minor

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

Add an English minor to any major at Bridgewater College. Strengthen your writing skills and excel at critical analysis. Study great literature of the past and present, from a variety of cultures.

Consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required:

An introductory methods course for the English majors and minors. Surveys a variety of rhetorical and critical theories their terminology and their application to a variety of texts in different genres. Modes of writing for diverse audiences are also practiced.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the development of American literature from the Colonial period up through late 19th century American Realism (ENG 401). Transcendentalism Realism and Naturalism are examined. Sequence continues from the Modernist period to the present (ENG 402). Examines imagist poetry existentialism confessional poetry postmodernism the Beat movement metafiction and various multicultural perspectives. Prerequisite ENG 200 or permission of instructor Does not satisfy the General Education Literature requirement

Unit(s): 3

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Explores the development of American literature from the Colonial period up through late 19th century American Realism (ENG 401). Transcendentalism Realism and Naturalism are examined. Sequence continues from the Modernist period to the present (ENG 402). Examines imagist poetry existentialism confessional poetry postmodernism the Beat movement metafiction and various multicultural perspectives. Prerequisite ENG 200 or permission of instructor Does not satisfy the General Education Literature requirement

Unit(s): 3

Explores the development of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings through the 18th century (ENG 405). Sequence continues from Romanticism to the present (ENG 406). Prerequisite ENG 200 or permission of instructor Does not satisfy the General Education Literature requirement

Unit(s): 3

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Explores the development of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings through the 18th century (ENG 405). Sequence continues from Romanticism to the present (ENG 406). Prerequisite ENG 200 or permission of instructor Does not satisfy the General Education Literature requirement

Unit(s): 3

One 300-level writing course chosen from ENG courses numbered 310-324

In addition to these four required courses, students minoring in English choose at least three elective courses from departmental offerings.

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Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Scott Suter, Department Chair
540-828-5772
ssuter@bridgewater.edu