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Minor in English, Literature

The minor in literature introduces students to the skills of interpretation and critical thinking and provides some familiarity with a broad spectrum of literature in English.

A minor in Literature (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • one course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html

Select 15 credit hours (15 cr.) from the following:

  • ENG-L 202: Literary Interpretation
  • ENG-L 203: Introduction to Drama
  • ENG-L 204: Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG-L 205: Introduction to Poetry
  • ENG-L 207: Women and Literature
  • ENG-L 213: Literary Masterpieces I
  • ENG-L 214: Literary Masterpieces II
  • ENG-L 220: Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 245: Introduction to Caribbean Literature
  • ENG-L 301: Critical and Historical Survey of English Literature I
  • ENG-L 302: Critical and Historical Survey of English Literature II
  • ENG-L 315: Major Plays of Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 348: Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
  • ENG-L 351: Critical and Historical Study of American Literature, 1800-1865
  • ENG-L 352: Critical and Historical Study of American Literature, 1870-1920
  • ENG-L 354: Critical and Historical Study of American Literature since 1914
  • ENG-L 357: Twentieth-Century American Poetry
  • ENG-L 358: Twentieth-Century American Fiction
  • ENG-L 364: Native American Literature
  • ENG-L 370: Recent Black American Writing
  • ENG-L 372: Contemporary American Fiction
  • ENG-L 373: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English and American Literature (Variable Topics)
  • ENG-L 376: Literature for Adolescents
  • ENG-L 378: Studies in Women and Literature
  • ENG-L 379: American Ethic and Minority Literature
  • ENG-L 381: Recent Writing: Indiana Authors
  • ENG-L 382: Fiction of the Non-Western World: 20th-Century African Fiction
  • ENG-L 384: Studies in American Culture (Variable Topics)
  • ENG-L 385: Science Fiction
  • ENG-L 390: Children’s Literature
  • ENG-L 406: Topics in African American Literature
  • ENG-L 411: Literature and Society (Variable Topics)
  • ENG-L 431: Topics in Literary Study
  • ENG-L 433: Conversations with Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 440: Senior Seminar in English and American Literature

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.