English and Philosophy
The Creative Writing Minor allows students to compile a portfolio of original writing in a variety of genres. By completing workshop courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, students will practice techniques common to all good writing, employ a variety of styles and approaches unique to individual genres, and deepen their experience of writing as an artistic discipline.
The minor in English draws from both Literature and the Writing Concentration in the BA degree program in English. Within its 21 required hours, the student will sample English, American and comparative literature, and elect at least two upper division English courses. In addition, each student will complete at least one upper division writing course, and English language/linguistics course, and a course in literary methodologies.
The philosophy minor is designed to introduce the student to philosophical theory and practice, past and present. The teacher is a model of philosophical practice. The variety of courses offered give the student an opportunity to sample philosophical approaches to logic, knowledge, wisdom, death & dying, sex & love, metaphysics, social-political philosophy, popular culture issues, and ethics.
The Professional Writing minor draws on core, intermediate, editing, and advanced writing courses from the BA English: Writing program in combination with selected courses from other disciplines to give students a solid foundation in professional writing.
The Religious Studies minor is designed to help prepare a student for seminary or for graduate work in religious studies. The core requirements ground the student in philosophical, historical, and sociological approaches to religious study. The electives allow the students to diversify their understanding of religion through coursework options in art, English, history, sociology, and philosophy.
The interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Minor enable students to examine the causes and effects of the condition of women around the world and to explore issues and questions related to the advancement of women.