School of Arts and Letters

Minor in Literature

School Policies

All courses and prerequisites fulfilling the requirements for minors in English Literature must be completed with a grade of C or higher.  English majors may count no more than two online and/or correspondence courses toward the major in English.  Only one such course may count toward the minor in English.  Students may request departmental consent for exception.

Minor Requirements

General Education Component

Note: This is not a re-statement of the University’s General Education Requirement but a list of specific General Education courses which are also requirements or pre-requisites for course work in the school/major.

  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition

Specific Requirements for Minor in Literature

Eighteen (18) credit hours at the 200 level or above, including:

  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation OR ENG-L 371 Critical Practices  

  Nine credit hours (3 courses) chosen from the following (one from the English Literature selections, one from the American Literature selections, and one from either):  

  • ENG-L 297 English Literature to 160
  • ENG-L 298 English Literature from 1600-1830
  • ENG-L 299 English Literature from 1830
  • ENG-L 351 American Literature to 1865
  • ENG-L 352 American Literature from 1865-1914
  • ENG-L 354 American Literature since 1914

  Upper Division Electives*

  Six credit hours (2 courses) of electives at the 300- to 400- level chosen from courses designated ENG-L (excluding ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, ENG-L354, and ENG-L 460). Students should consult the course descriptions and semester-specific course schedules for more information on electives in Literature.  

*Note: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/ENG-L 371 or one American or British Literature survey course (e.g. ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, ENG-L 354) are required before students can take any 300- or 400-level elective in literature. Instructors may grant permission to enroll in exceptional circumstances.

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