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This minor builds a foundation in language and literary studies that you will use again and again throughout your career and life. Our students read a wide variety of American, British, and World literature, ranging from the canonical “masterpieces” to works by writers whose contributions have historically been ignored. Our dedicated and diverse faculty of published literary scholars challenge you to sharpen your analytical and communicative abilities and inspire a lifetime of learning and reading.

What You'll Learn

  • Enhance your critical thinking skills and prepare you to untangle complex problems in any field you pursue after college
  • Gain a new perspective on your favorite authors and discover new ones
  • Better understand the human condition as we work through them in class

For more information, download our brochure or check out the degree requirements.

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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