The purpose of the minor in English at UNLV is to provide students with both a familiarity with British and American literature and an enhanced ability to read, write and think critically. Students must successfully complete 24 semester credits of coursework in composition and literature.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the English minor, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major authors, works, genres and movements in British and American literature
  • Read and think critically, discerning alternative interpretations of texts
  • Write clear narrative essays and papers, citing, analyzing and interpreting multiple sources of information

Career Possibilities


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Minor in English


Department of English

The Department of English provides programs that transform students into engaged and informed citizens who enrich the vitality of their local and global communities. Our majors explore literature as an artistic medium from theoretical and historical perspectives. In the process, students hone their analytical and writing skills.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers students a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.