What we really want are people with creativity and passion…people with excellent communication skills.”Josh Linkner, CEO, E-Prize
Whatever your future career goals, a minor in English from Lawrence Technological University can offer you an excellent foundation in communication. Strong communication skills, both written and oral, are highly prized assets in today’s competitive job market. The study of English not only complements any undergraduate degree, it also allows you to experience and understand human creativity. And in today’s world, the ability to recognize, appreciate, and express creativity can help you succeed in any field.Lawrence Tech’s minor in English involves the study of literature from around the world, both ancient and contemporary, with special emphasis on critical thinking, written interpretation, and argument. What makes Lawrence Tech’s program unique is the combination of creative writing, technical and professional communication, and literature courses. The seminar-style courses are centered in discussion, helping you develop critical thinking skills as well as confidence as a speaker. Benefiting from the University’s signature “theory and practice” approach to learning, you will participate in creative projects – from writing poetry or a novel to desktop publishing and technical editing – that can further strengthen your written and oral communication skills that employers always seek. You will learn from distinguished faculty who have published works of literature and creative writing in the technical fields. They are committed to your success both as a student and future leader.
Lawrence Tech’s 15-credit-hour minor in English consists of five electives you can choose from a variety of upper-division English courses. You must complete World Masterpieces 1 and 2, required of all undergraduates, before beginning your course work toward the minor in English.