Trinity University's Department of English refines students’ abilities in prose argument, critical and interpretive thinking, and oral communication. Diverse course offerings include multifaceted and interdisciplinary literature topics, gender studies, creative writing, and rhetoric, providing students a well rounded experience.
Areas of Study
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Distinguished by the quality of its faculty, the strength of its curriculum, and the excellence of its graduates, Trinity’s Department of English offers a major and minor in English and supports numerous interdisciplinary minors.
Put pen to paper and idea to word with a minor in creative writing at Trinity University. As they experiment with character development, metrical schemes, and memoir research, students who minor in creative writing innovate expression.
From film, language, and literature to women and gender studies, the English department supports a number of interdisciplinary degree programs to complement your primary area of study.
The comparative literature minor incorporates the study of world cultures and their literary texts, examining international and cross-cultural perspectives.
Trinity’s film studies minor gives students the power to understand—and impact—the modern, evolving form of cultural expression that is film. Students have the opportunity to study film principles in history and theory, while putting them into practice through video production, photography, and writing.
The minor in linguistics unlocks the principles of the most basic and universal of human symbol systems. Students will explore the very nature of language: how it is acquired, how it is used, and how it changes across time and space.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies takes students on an interdisciplinary voyage of discovery as they reexamine their assumptions about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Students engage in hands-on work with primary sources and cutting-edge research to take a multifaceted, deeper look at key moments in the past.
Women and Gender Studies
The interdisciplinary minor in women and gender studies explores the cultural construction of gender and sexuality in the context of intersections with race and class, global and domestic politics, religion, and critical theory through literature, visual arts, and other media. Women and gender studies students bring a passion for activism, equity, social justice, and empowerment to the classroom and the broader community.