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English Minor


The minor in English allows students majoring in other disciplines to construct a program of study in English that will be appropriate to their individual interests and prospective careers. Students may wish to develop their individualized English minor around concentrations in such areas as American literature, British literature,women writers, cultural studies in literature, writing, and modern literature. It is also acceptable to simply choose five electives of interest.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

The program requires 18 credits, at least 9 credits taken at Brockport, and at least 9 credits taken in courses numbered 300-499.

A grade of "C" or higher is required for ENG 303.

  • ENG 303 Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • five elective courses chosen by advisement

Student Learning Outcomes

The following Learning Outcomes are the central objectives for teaching and learning in the Department of English. Upon completing the minor, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze the relationship between literary form and meaning, taking into consideration literary techniques and devices.
  2. Construct arguments about literary works using historical contexts.
  3. Identify reputable and relevant sources, and incorporate the words and ideas of others without misrepresentation and with appropriate documentation practices.
  4. Write in conformity with standard usage and grammar.

Department of English

Department Chair: Jennifer Haytock
Location: Liberal Arts 230
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Phone: (585) 395-2503
Fax: (585) 395-2391

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Faculty & Staff

Sharon L Allen Ph.D
(Princeton University)
Associate Professor

Robert Baker
Coordinator of Composition

Ralph W Black Ph.D
(New York University)
Associate Professor + Co-Director, Writers Forum

Miriam E Burstein Ph.D
(University Of Chicago)

Austin M Busch Ph.D
(Indiana University-Bloomington)
Associate Professor

Michael S Chojnowski MA
(SUNY At Fredonia)

Barbara-Ann Clifton MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Brooke A Conti Ph.D
(Yale University)
Associate Professor

April Daniels MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Stephen Fellner Ph.D
(University Of Utah)
Associate Professor

T Gregory Garvey Ph.D
(University Of Wisconsin-Madison)

Monica Gilligan MS
(SUNY At Buffalo)

Jennifer Haytock Ph.D
(University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill)
Professor and Chair

Janie W Hinds Ph.D
(University Of Tulsa)

Latasha Johnson MS
(Saint John Fisher College)
Graduate Assistant

Stefan Jurasinski Ph.D
(Indiana University-Kokomo)
Associate Professor

Alissa G Karl Ph.D
(University Of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Associate Professor

Alicia L Kerfoot Ph.D
(McMaster University)
Assistant Professor

J Roger Kurtz Ph.D
(University Of Iowa)
Prof English + Interim Chair African + African Amer Studies

Sarah Liu BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Jerremy Lorch BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Travis Matteson MA
(Saint Bonaventure University)
Adjunct Lecturer

Shayna J Neer BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Meg A Norcia Ph.D
(University Of Florida)
Associate Professor

Megan L Obourn Ph.D
(New York University)
Associate Professor

Anne M Panning Ph.D
(University Of Hawaii At Manoa)
Professor + Co-Director, Writers Forum

Sandra J Parker
Teaching Assistant

Kristen Proehl Ph.D
(College Of William And Mary)
Assistant Professor

Sidney Rosenzweig Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)

Michael D Slater Ph.D
(Northwestern University)
Assistant Professor

Carter Soles Ph.D
(University Of Oregon)
Assistant Professor

Althea Tait Ph.D
(Morgan State University)
Assistant Professor

Sevinc Turkkan Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Susan L Vasquez BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Secretary 1

James Whorton Ph.D
(University Of Southern Mississippi)
Associate Professor + Associate Chair

Kelley W Zanghi MA
(SUNY At Fredonia)