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Literature Minor

Take time away from your textbooks for great literature.

Supplement your major by developing strong reading and analytical skills while also engaging with a variety of interesting and challenging literary works.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.

Minor Requirement (3 credits)

  •  Literary Theory & Interpretation (ENGL 397)

Period & Context Courses (6 credits)

Choose two of the following:

  • Wells of the Past: Classical Foundations (ENGL 311)
  • American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 341)
  • Melville, Poe & Whitman: American Voyagers (ENGL 342)
  • American Literature Since 1900 (ENGL 344)
  • The American Dream (ENGL 346)
  • Major Authors (ENGL 360)
  • The Hero & the Quest (ENGL 361)
  • Dante, Chaucer & Cervantes: Three Versions of Pilgrimage (ENGL 362)
  • Milton, Blake & Yeats: Poet as Prophet (ENGL 366)
  • Austen, the Brontes & Woolf: Rooms of Their Own (ENGL 374)
  • Literature in Society (ENGL 400)
  • The Elizabethan Renaissance: In the Green World (ENGL 421)
  • The Metaphysical Moment: From T.S. Eliot to John Donne (ENGL 431)
  • The Age of Reason (ENGL 432)
  • The Romantic Imagination (ENGL 441)
  • The Victorian Paradox (ENGL 442)
  • The Great Moderns (ENGL 450)

Electives (6 credits)

  • two 300- or 400-level ENGL courses

Faculty Contact: Professor Cheryl Wilson, 410.837.5203