Carnegie Mellon University

English Studies Minor

Students who minor in English Studies learn to effectively analyze and report on the texts of others. Such training prepares students for graduate work in literature, culture, or rhetoric, and for careers in law, business, or government.

Visit our Bachelor of Arts in English page to learn more about what the program offers.

Minor Requirements

Interpretation and Argument
Interpretive Practices (prereq for 300- and 400- level courses)
Two 300-level courses in Literature, Cultural Studies, or Rhetoric
One additional 300-level course or 400-level seminar in Literature, Cultural Studies, or Rhetoric*

One 200-level or above English elective (any course offered by the English Department)

* Note that at least some 400-level seminars have Research in English (76-394) as a pre- or co-requisite.
Students planning to take a 400-level seminar to fulfill this requirement should plan to take Research in English
as one of their 300-level courses.

To learn more about the requirements for an English minor, visit the current undergraduate course catalog.