Being an English minor at Southern is all about discovering your voice in the global, professional, and academic community of readers and writers, in a shorter, more concentrated course of study suitable for coupling with other majors or minors. English studies provide a pathway to careers in teaching, law, publishing, professional writing, management, advertising, web design, and many other fields. Employers have increasingly cited a strong background in literature, writing, and the humanities as a valued commodity in the professions. An English minor fosters strong writing, reading, and communication skills, as well as a deep awareness of the varieties of human motives, social interactions, and cultures.
In the Creative Writing minor, you will join a close, vital writing community with a long history that include graduates who have won national prizes, published books with national presses, and who have become professors of creative writing, editors, high-school teachers, journalists and founders of literary periodicals. In addition to courses in literary analysis and contemporary literature, you will take beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in the writing of fiction and poetry. You will share your work with peers, learning how to give and receive constructive feedback that will challenge you to revise and discover your vision as a writer. You may also become an editor of SCSU’s literary and art annual, Folio.