English Minor

Program Contact: Amanda Eliades, Advisor for English Minors
Office Location: Saint Augustine Center, Room 402
Phone: 610-519-7826


The English department believes that skillful, self-aware reading, writing, and thinking provide a foundation for meaningful living. We seek to develop forms of analysis and expression that are both critical and creative and that help us comprehend the multiple cultural practices and values of the twenty-first century. Villanova English minors acquire an understanding of the scope of Anglophone literature as well as familiarity with some of the major genres of the tradition. A department of accomplished scholars, we focus on undergraduate education and cultivate in our students the analytical skills necessary for negotiating today’s rapidly changing world.

MINOR: English (15 credits)

To complete an English Minor, you take five English courses (15 credits) numbered 1800 or higher, with the exception of 1975, which cannot be counted. To declare an English Minor, students should complete the declaration form on MyNova.

  • Upper Level Literature (6 cr) - Select 2 Classes from: ENG 2080:4999 (6 cr)
  • English Electives (9 cr) – Select 3 Classes from: ENG 1842:5000 (with the exception of ENG 1975)

Program Notes:

  • Courses that fulfill minor requirements may be used to fulfill other requirements (i.e., primary major, core curriculum, minors, concentrations, or free electives).

  • At least three of these courses must be taken at Villanova.

  • Course numbers from 2000 to 4999 refer only to the subjects that the course cover, and do not reflect the level or difficulty.

Total Credits:


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2023 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 





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