Minor in English

A minor in English allows Webster students to enjoy the sense of community they experience while taking classes and studying in the surroundings of this historic house, where their professors' offices are also found. Many find there's no better way to tackle course work than to curl up with an assigned text in the Pearson House's backyard gardens; students can also frequently be found talking over class readings and assignments in the comfort of the student lounge.

You will feel at home among your fellow English students thanks to the small classes and personal attention you'll receive from faculty, whose first priority is to see you succeed. You can nurture your interests outside of class, too, through extracurriculars such as:

The Literature Club

  • The Green Fuse student literary magazine
  • Surfacing, the department's emerging playwrights festival
  • Professional performances by the acclaimed St. Louis Repertory Theatre (located on campus)
  • The department's Visiting Writers Series, which draws nationally prominent authors, playwrights and poets to campus
  • You may also see your original plays performed by members of Webster's prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department in the School of Communications; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor

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