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Communication & Information Design Minor

The Communication & Information Design minor is designed for students interested in developing effective written and verbal communication skills. It provides a course of study that emphasizes both a theoretical understanding and practical application of communication that prepares students technically, professionally, and personally to successfully navigate a variety of challenges.

The minor consists of 18 credit hours. More information can be found in the university catalog.

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor is designed for students interested in pursuing an MFA in creative writing or students who wish to continue writing, publishing, and working in the business of writing after graduation.

Students will complete the coursework will with a focus on poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and fiction, while also establishing knowledge of the creative writing workshop, the drafting/revision process, and the business of writing.

The minor consists of 21 credits. More information can be found in the university catalog.

English Minor

The English Minor is designed to be flexible and able to complement a variety of majors while providing students with foundational knowledge in literature, writing and practice, critical thinking, literary theory, culture and diversity, and the power of language that will empower them to innovate, communicate, and discover the necessary skills to thrive in their professional career paths and serve their community.

The minor consists of 21 credits. More information can be found in the university catalog.

Italian Minor

The Italian Minor offers a vibrant and dynamic introduction to the study of the Italian language and culture. In addition to developing student proficiency in the Italian language, the minor broaden each student's understanding of and appreciation for Italy's rich cultural heritage as well as its expansive historical legacy. Small class sizes ensure that students receive the individual attention they need to progress rapidly.

Our program follows guidelines from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and our program goals are aligned with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning that focus on the Five Cs: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. 

Requirements & Coursework

The Italian Minor consists of 21 credit hours in coursework. The detailed course requirements can be seen in the course catalog.

Spanish Minor

Spanish is a useful skill in every field. The Spanish minor complements a wide variety of majors in other disciplines. Students who complete our minor come from various linguistic backgrounds. Some are just beginning their language journey, others have taken Spanish courses in the past, and others have learned Spanish at home and want to continue developing the gift their families have passed on to them. Our program is designed to serve all students and meet their unique needs.

Our program follows guidelines from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the National Heritage Language Resource Center. Our program goals are aligned with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning that focus on the Five Cs: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Our minors continue on to successful careers in every field where their bilingual superpowers give them an edge and the opportunity to serve others in two languages.

Requirements & Coursework

The Spanish Minor consists of 24 credit hours in coursework. The detailed course requirements can be seen in the course catalog. 

Students wishing to enroll in any Minor program can declare and select the required courses through their PAWS account.

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