Literature - Undergraduate Minor

Students not earning a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Literature, Language and Culture are eligible to pursue a minor in Literature. Students must earn 18 credits from the approved course lists below. At least 12 credits must be upper division. Students may request approval for other courses clearly related to the minor from the undergraduate advisor in the Department of English. Students earning a BA in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Department of English undergraduate advisor beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Literature.

Requirements
Select two from the following: 16
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
Select one from the following:3
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture (recommended)3
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture3
Critical Writing3
Select one from the following:3
Modern European Drama3
American Drama3
Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media3
Shakespeare around the Globe3
Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy3
Studies in Drama3
Studies in Poetry3
Studies in the Novel3
Studies in Film3
Chicana/o Literature3
American Indian Literature3
The Short Story3
Literature for Children and Young Adults3
Women Writers3
Mythology3
Southwestern Literature3
Special Topics (with advisor approval)3
Substitutions Allowed
Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle3
African and Caribbean: Literature and Film3
The Gothic Imagination3
Select two from the following:6
Chaucer3
Milton3
Shakespeare I3
Shakespeare II3
Advanced Study in Critical Theory3
Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement3
Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre3
Advanced Study in a Major Author3
Advanced Study in a Major Text3
Advanced Study in Comparative Literature3
British Romanticism3
Gothic Literature3
Victorian Literature3
Literature of the American Renaissance3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Modern British Fiction3
Postmodern Fiction3
Practicum in the Grammar of American English3
History of the English Language3
World Literatures3
Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
Advanced Study in English Literature3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Women's Literature3
Hollywood Film3
Cultural Studies: Literature and Theory3
Middle English Textual Cultures3
Total Credits18
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Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;