The minor in English language is designed to provide an added area of competency for students majoring in disciplines other than English and is not open to English majors. It entails the study of language theory and structure and offers the opportunity for practical application of theoretical concepts. While the minor is offered under the auspices of the School of Arts and Sciences, it includes language-related courses offered in other schools as course options.
Because many professions require an understanding and effective use of language, this minor will be helpful to students preparing for various careers, both in terms of increasing their linguistic competence and in gaining employment. Students interested in minoring in English language should consult their major advisers about the appropriateness of this minor for their major.