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Literature Minor

For the Love of Literature

A minor in Literature will broaden your worldview and increase your appreciation for literary works from various eras. You will explore the works of Shakespearean, Restoration, and Romantic thinkers and discover what makes them relevant to Modern America and contemporary world literature. English students are encouraged to study literature in England during the J-term Literary London trip.

The critical analysis and cultural awareness skills you develop from examining literature will cross over into valuable traits required of many careers. A Literature minor is ideal for Education majors, Business majors, Professional Writing majors, Strategic Communication majors, and many others.

Students majoring in English with a Literature concentration cannot add a Literature minor.

Literature Curriculum & Degree Options

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Dr. Nancy Dayton, English Department Chair

Pamela Pegg, English Program Assistant

Related Majors and Related Minors

English Department

Finding Your Voice

As a Taylor English scholar, you will have opportunities to dig deeper into canonical literary works and refine the way you communicate. As an artist, you will be encouraged to experiment with your writing style and find your written voice. Through our concentrations in Creative Writing or Literature, you will develop skills in critical inquiry, analysis, and storytelling—abilities that will propel you further in your career aspirations.

You will also receive encouragement, challenges, opportunities, and mentorship from peers and experienced English faculty who are dedicated to seeing you grow. Our faculty are experts and practicing artists, passionate about sharing their love for literature and creative writing.

With a 97 percent career placement rate, the English department has connections to businesses that are eager to hire Taylor students.

See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Nancy Dayton, Chair of the English department, talk about the opportunities students have to explore at Taylor in literature, creative writing, and English.

The Perfect Publishing Environment

English majors enrolled in the Parnassus and Relief classes spend a lot of time in the Relief room, a space in Reade Liberal Arts Center dedicated to the literary journals and English students. With a conference table, a lounge area, and shelves of books, the Relief room is an ideal space for acquisition and editorial discussions.

Filling in the Future Pages
Grad Programs

Some of the careers our students pursue require a graduate degree. Taylor English graduates have attended the following graduate programs:

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Ball State University
  • Boston University
  • Harvard School of Theology
  • Indiana University
  • Rutgers University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
Career Opportunities

English majors graduate as effective communicators, storytellers, and critical thinkers equipped for a wide range of career opportunities. You will be prepared to work as an author, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, journalist, teacher, publicist, librarian, editor — and more — in a variety of fields such as education, law, journalism, marketing, music, public relations, or government.

Faculty & Staff
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Nancy Dayton

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Aaron Housholder

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Barb Bird

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Carie King

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Colleen Warren

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Daniel Bowman Jr.

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Joe Ricke

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Julie Moore

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Lorne Mook

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Pamela Pegg

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