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Minor in English

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


The English minor equips students to speak and write with clarity, coherence and complexity through critical analysis and production of the written word. An English minor is offered upon the completion of 18 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division.


Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program's academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Sample Course Offerings

This course offers an introduction to the study of English language and literature, with particular attention to the practical skills needed for success in the discipline: close reading, critical thinking, and clear writing. Notes: This course is a prerequisite for all English 200, 300, and 400 courses. May be taken concurrently with 200 level courses. Grade Mode: A.

Introductory language course for education students: history of language, grammatical systems, usage/composition; teaching applications.

Fiction workshop. Students will read and critique each other's work, study selected modern and contemporary short stories and investigate the creative writing process.

An overview of the major concepts in 20th- and 21st-century literary theory and an introduction to the major approaches in contemporary critical theory, including formalism, myth criticism, hermeneutics, deconstruction, feminism, psychoanalytic criticism, Marxism, post-colonial theory and the new historicism.

An in-depth study of the works of one or more significant authors with attention to the chronological development of the author's style, main themes and relationship to the literary tradition. Sections offered include such authors as Chaucer, Milton, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Faulkner, and Hemingway.

Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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