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.
Education majors who wish to minor in English can select the Language, Literature, and Writing minor, which prepares future teachers in the English Language Arts with a combination of grammar, literary analysis, young adult literature, rhetorical writing, and choices in creative writing and literature.