Literature Minor

Many students choose to double major in English and another academic area. If you'd rather take a wider selection of courses across the English studies curriculum, you may prefer to minor in English.

The minor in English Literature consists of any 21 credits in English. Nine of the 21 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Writing Minor

Many students choose to double major in English and another academic area. If you'd rather take a wider selection of courses across the English studies curriculum, you may prefer to minor in English or Writing.

The minor in English Writing consists of 21 credits in English. Fifteen of these credits must be in writing courses. Nine of the 21 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Publishing & Editing Minor

Millikin University’s Publishing & Editing Minor prepares students for careers in the publishing industry and gives them the experience needed for graduate studies in creative writing, digital media, journalism, and publishing.  Our courses immerse students in the history and technologies of printing, ranging from letter press to prepress software and digital production.  Additionally, our seminars broach relevant subjects in the field of publishing and editing.  Offered on a rotating basis, recent seminars have addressed freelancing, fine art, journalism, comic book production, and game design.  Twenty-one credits required. 

Students in the English department not only study literature of the past, they write, edit and publish original works in the present—through student-run publishing businesses including: (1) Bronze Man Books, a book publishing company featuring children’s books, trade paperbacks, poetry, and art exhibition books; (2) the Decaturian, a student-run newspaper for Millikin University publishing original news, sports, editorial, and feature stories; (3) Collage, the student literary and art magazine featuring work by Millikin students, and (4) Blue Satellite Press, a letterpress poetry broadside company publishing leading contemporary poets in museum-quality prints. The English department faculty has developed and started delivering a new minor in publishing and editing to offer opportunities in performance learning through publishing to all undergraduate students at Millikin.