English Language and Literature (Minor)

Explore English linguistics and literature with this flexible minor.

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If you love reading, writing, and language, you'll enjoy the minor in English language and literature. This is an opportunity to hone your expertise on a range of linguistics topics including world Englishes, the human voice, intercultural communication, and the history of the English language. Additionally, students can explore literary genres such as science fiction, graphic novels, world literatures, short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and more.

With this minor, students come away with not only a breadth of knowledge of linguistics and literature, but also strengthened reading, writing, and analytical skills—valuable assets in virtually any career field.

Program Overview

The minor in English linguistics and literature is an opportunity to hone your expertise on a range of linguistics topics including world Englishes, the human voice, intercultural communication, and the history of the English language.

Career Opportunities

The minor in linguistics and literature is a great complement to the following fields:

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Digital humanities
  • Graduate coursework in the humanities

This minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.