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English and Linguistics Programs

Harness the power of words.

Whether you’re reading them, writing them, studying them, analyzing them, or saying them, you cannot escape words. So why not embrace them? 

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English Minor

Dip your toes into the fountain of literature by pursuing an English minor. You’ll get to sample classes from American and British literature, including poetry, Native American literature, Shakespeare, Old English, Milton, detective and mystery literature, and romantic literature. Basically, if you love literature, you’ll love this minor.

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Program Highlights

  • The development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • The ability to research and analyze information
  • An enhanced understanding of the art of persuasion
  • An opportunity to express yourself creatively
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Display the ability to write critically, precisely, and persuasively
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge of literary, linguistics, and rhetorical conventions and traditions, especially those of America and England
  • Apply the appropriate research tools and methods to demonstrate critical understanding of their minor