Minors in English


Our department supports several minors:

  • The literature minor may focus on a particular topic, historical period or genres such as the novel, short story, play, poetry or nonfiction.
  • The linguistics minor may include a range of topics offered in the department, or it may focus on the interdisciplinary minor in Cognitive Studies (see Catalog index).
  • The professional communication minor in participation with the Department of Communication.
  • The comparative literature minor in participation with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

We also participate in offering interdisciplinary minors with:

concentration in Medieval Studies exploring the literary roots and early languages of present-day Britain and Europe is also available.

View English program minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0606 (Fax)