Minor in Literature (18 cr)

Non-English majors must complete courses from the list below. English majors must complete 15 additional credit hours (5 courses) beyond the 36 hours required for the major in order to qualify for any English minor or certificate. At least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be at the 300 level and above.

Course Requirements (18 cr)

  • ENG-L202 Literary Interpretation
  • Group: Backgrounds of British Literature to 1800 (3 cr)
    • Choose one:
      • ENG-L306 Middle English Literature
      • ENG-L309 Elizabethan Poetry
      • ENG-L322 English Literature, 1660-1789
      • ENG-G301 History of the English Language
      • (Other courses may apply. Consult with the English dept.)
  • Group: Backgrounds of American Literature to 1900 (3 cr)
    • Choose one:
      • ENG-L351 American Literature 1800-1865
      • ENG-L352 American Literature 1865-1914
      • ENG-L355 American Fiction to 1900
      • ENG-L356 American Poetry to 1900
      • ENG-L361 Studies in 19th Century American Lit
      • (Other courses may apply. Consult with the English dept.)
  • Group: Modern Literature (3 cr)
    • Choose one:
      • ENG-L299 English Literature Since 1800
      • ENG-L332 Romantic Literature
      • ENG-L335 Victorian Literature
      • ENG-L354 American Literature since 1914
      • ENG-L357 20th Century American Poetry
      • ENG-L358 20th Century American Fiction
      • ENG-L384 Studies in American Culture
      • (Other courses may apply. Consult with the English dept.)
  • Group: Literature in World & Cultural Context (3 cr)
    • Choose one:
      • CLAS-C205 Classical Mythology
      • ENG-L225 Introduction to World Masterpieces
      • ENG-L378 Studies in Women and Literature
      • ENG-L379 American Ethnic and Minority Lit.
      • ENG-L383 Studies in British or Commonwealth
      • (Other courses may apply. Consult with the English dept.)
  • Choose one English elective.

Note: Other courses may apply toward the certificate as approved by the certificate advisors.

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