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English Department Minors

In order to promote writing, reading, and cultural literacy in order to serve a broad student base, the department of English offers a range of minors in areas of English studies in addition to the Bachelor of Arts in English.

English Minor

An English Minor at Coastal Carolina University will take courses in literature and language. A minor in English is beneficial to people of all majors because it will give students a better understanding of how to communicate with people, as well as how to write effectively. 

Contact: Dr. Becky Childs | Professor | EHFA 209 | rchilds@coastal.edu 

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Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor at Coastal Carolina University is a program for students who are interested in writing high-quality poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students in this minor will focus on the elements common to all literature such as detail and description, diction, clarity of thought, and the development of a unique voice.

Contact:  Hastings Hensel | Senior Lecturer | EHFA 276 | whensel@coastal.edu 

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Southern Studies Minor

The Southern Studies Minor at Coastal Carolina University teaches students about the American South. Because of the campus location, this is a relevant minor to all students who attend CCU. Students in this minor will explore the history of the South, including racial tensions, the Civil Rights movement, development, and more through historical examples, texts, and media.

Contact: Joe Oestreich | Professor | EHFA 223 | joeo@coastal.edu 

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New Media & Digital Culture Minor

The New Media and Digital Culture Minor at Coastal Carolina University is geared toward students who are interested in both English and media by tying together core ideas from creative writing, digital reproduction, and literature.

Contact: Dr. Jen Boyle | Professor | EHFA 106 | jboyle@coastal.edu 

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Linguistics Minor

The Linguistics Minor at Coastal Carolina University will prepare students for a variety of language related fields such as computer programming, education, language documentation, medicine, law, publishing, and more. Linguists bring a new perspective to language through research, grammar, and the study of sound.

Contact: Dr. Becky Childs | Professor | EHFA 209 | rchilds@coastal.edu
Dr. J. Daniel Hasty | Associate Professor | EHFA 208 | jhasty@coastal.edu

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