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English and Writing Minor

Unleash Your Inner Wordsmith: The English and Writing Minor

Power Up Your Communication Skills!

Want to give your resume the edge it deserves? Sharpen your writing skills and become a more confident communicator with Benedictine University’s English and Writing Minor!

This program is designed to complement ANY major, giving you a valuable edge in today’s job market.

Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Master the Craft: Immerse yourself in classic literature while honing your writing abilities. Learn to write effectively in various styles and adapt your communication to different audiences.
  • Become a Better Thinker: Analyze complex texts and develop strong critical thinking skills – essential for success in any field.
  • Stand Out from the Crowd: Enhance your resume with this versatile minor, demonstrating your ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.

Invest in your future. Enroll in the English and Writing Minor today!

Become a Powerhouse Communicator

Benedictine University’s English and Writing minor isn’t just about improving your grammar. It’s about becoming a powerhouse communicator, refiner of ideas, and master of crafting persuasive arguments.

Our program equips you with the skills to not only analyze complex texts but also construct compelling arguments supported by evidence. You’ll learn to adapt your writing to different audiences and situations, a skill highly valued by employers across all industries.

This minor, combined with your major studies, fosters a foundation in critical thinking and analytical skills that are essential for success in any field. Sharpen your communication edge and unlock your full potential at Benedictine University.

An enriching experience for students of all backgrounds.

Benedictine University’s English and Writing minor is designed to complement any major.

  • Deepen your understanding of literature through intensive study of various genres.
  • Sharpen your writing skills by learning to design and complete effective written projects.
  • Master the art of communication by discovering how to write persuasively for different audiences and situations.

Program Requirements:

The minor requires a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of English Language and Literature coursework, all with a grade of “C” or better. At least 6 of those credit hours must be at the advanced (3000-level) course designation.

Completing the minor fulfills the QLR (Literary/Rhetorical) requirement of the University’s General Education Curriculum. To ensure a well-rounded education, however, we highly recommend choosing at least one QLR-designated course within the minor itself.

Valuable skills for a wide range of careers:

An English and Writing minor, while not directly qualifying you for specific professions, equips you with valuable skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Here are some examples:

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Law
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Remember, the English and Writing minor complements your major field of study. Combined with your major skills, it opens doors to a broader range of career opportunities where effective communication and writing are essential.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the English and Writing Minor program:

  • Advanced Academic and Nonfiction Writing
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Medieval Literature
  • Advanced Studies in Medieval Literature
  • Modern English

English and Writing  courses (LITR)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

English and Writing Minor – Lisle


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