Literature Minor

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Learning to analyze a text, research a subject, and produce a compelling argument are valuable skills that can support many majors. 

The Literature minor introduces students to the study of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama to develop critical reading, writing, and analytical skills and teaches students to develop their own clear, persuasive voices and to hone valuable research skills.  Students who enjoy the historical and creative aspects of literature, from Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, Mary Wollstonecraft to Maya Angelou, will be interested in a Literature concentration.

Below are majors in each academic School that pair well with the Literature Minor:

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

English - Creative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn to write your own fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama  more effectively by analyzing these genres from various eras

English - Professional Writing (Bachelor of Arts)

Develop your technical and digital writing by honing your analytic, research, and argumentation skills

Art (Bachelor of Arts) 

Learn to make art while also analyzing various genres of writing that developed alongside artistic movements in history

Art - Art History (Bachelor of Arts) 

Learn the history of artistic expression while also analyzing and finding commonalities in literary texts from these same eras

Art - Studio Art (Bachelor of Arts) 

Learn to make art while also analyzing various genres of writing that developed alongside artistic movements in history

Drama - Performance (Bachelor of Arts)

Understand a character’s motivation better by analyzing literary characters and what compels them

Drama - Production (Bachelor of Arts)

Understand all the working parts of a production better by learning to research and analyze the nuances of the script itself

Film (Bachelor of Arts)

Complement your study of film production and analysis by learning to research and analyze literary texts

Foreign Languages - French (Bachelor of Arts)

Aid your translation and interpretation skills by learning to critically read and analyze texts in English

Foreign Languages - Spanish (Bachelor of Arts)

Aid your translation and interpretation skills by learning to critically read and analyze texts in English

History (Bachelor of Arts)

Understand history more fully by analyzing the literature that it produced

Music - General Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn the history of music while also analyzing and finding commonalities in literary texts from these same eras

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

Marketing (Bachelor of Science)

Learn to market a product or service to consumers more effectively by developing your analytic, research, and argumentation skills

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

Family and Consumer Sciences - Merchandising (Bachelor of Science)

As you prepare for careers in retailing, management, and fashion promotion, develop your analysis and research skills

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

Sport Management and Recreation Studies - Recreational Leadership (Bachelor of Science)

Learn to manage indoor and outdoor recreational programs and facilities for all age groups by also honing your research and analytic skills to keep your program current

Sport Management and Recreation Studies - Sport Management (Bachelor of Science)

Learn all aspects of sport management while developing your research and analytic skills to support these activities

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

Mathematics - Traditional (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your mathematical knowledge alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Science - Information Assurance (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Science - Game Development (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Science - General (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Information Systems - Information Assurance (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Information Systems - Web Development (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Computer Information Systems - General (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your critical thinking, analytic, and research skills

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Creative Writing Minor?

Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn about government at all levels while studying the history of thought through writing, how to analyze governmental documents, research policy, and develop your own political arguments

Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

Learn more about the human mind and behavior by analyzing characters in literature who are also motivated by various psychological impulses

Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)

Understand the relationships between systems and individuals while analyzing these same relationships in literature, and aid in finding solutions to social problems by honing your research and argumentation skills

Sociology (Bachelor of Science)

Understand the relationships between systems and individuals while analyzing these same relationships in literature, and aid in finding solutions to social problems by honing your research and argumentation skills

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