English—Literature, Minor

The minor in English consists of six courses (18 credits) with a concentration in either Literature or Creative Writing. Students minor in English by completing 18 credits in English courses numbered 200 or higher. Students pursuing a minor in English must work closely with a faculty advisor to design a coherent program.

ENGL 213Introduction to the Study of Literature 13
Restricted Electives
Students must take at least 9 credits from the following:9
Period Specific Literature Courses:
ENGL 204Modern American Literature3
ENGL 207Modern British Literature3
ENGL 312Colonial American Literature3
ENGL 326Eighteenth-Century British Literature3
ENGL 327Romanticism in England3
ENGL 330Elizabethan Literature3
ENGL 346American Romanticism3
ENGL 347American Realism and Naturalism: 1865-18903
ENGL 350Age of Chaucer3
ENGL 356Victorian Literature3
Literature Electives:
ENGL 205Queer Literature3
ENGL 209Children's & Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 214Science Fiction3
ENGL 215Multiethnic US Literature3
ENGL 218The Short Story3
ENGL 219Making Literature Matter3
ENGL 220African American Literature3
ENGL 226Women in Literature3
ENGL 227Survey of Dramatic Literature to 16203
ENGL 228Survey of Dramatic Literature from 16203
ENGL 230Classical Drama of Greece & Rome3
ENGL 231The Short Novel3
ENGL 303The Novel3
ENGL 305African American Women Writers3
ENGL 306Modern Poetry3
ENGL 307Modern Drama3
ENGL 308Satire3
ENGL 309Epic3
ENGL 310Medieval & Renaissance Drama3
ENGL 313Stories of Teaching & Learning: Narratives of Education3
ENGL 318Postcolonial Literature3
ENGL 322Middle Eastern Literature: Writing Beyond Modernity3
ENGL 323World Poetry of 20th Century3
ENGL 324Irish Literature3
ENGL 328Literature of the Crusades3
ENGL 329Contemporary World Literature3
ENGL 331Shakespeare: Early Works3
ENGL 332Shakespeare: Later Works3
ENGL 340Survey of U.S. Writers of Latin-American Descent3
ENGL 342Asian Literature3
ENGL 345Literature of Genocide3
ENGL 351African & Caribbean Women Writers3
ENGL 352Modern and Contemporary African Literature3
ENGL 353Mythical Themes in Literature3
ENGL 363Single Author Study3
ENGL 389Literature of the Palestine - Israel Conflict3
ENGL 409Literary Theory3
ENGL 410Thematic Studies3
ENGL 420Major Cultural Conflicts in Literature3
LATI 210Latin American Novels as History3
The remaining six credits may be earned in any English courses at the 200 level or above with the exception of General Education courses and English 200. These include courses in literature, creative writing, or language studies. See course catalog for the full list.6
Total Credits18

Students may take one of the English Department’s General Education courses in lieu of ENGL213.  This course should be taken early in a student’s minor, preferably in the first semester.