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English Literature

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English Minor in Literature (15 Credit Hours)

A minor in English literature offers students in other majors the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of literature and its diverse genres, perspectives, and historical and political contexts. The distribution of coursework enables students to enrich their experience of literature by engaging with diverse works of cultural and aesthetic value, contending with important philosophical questions, reimagining histories of past times and places, and fostering their own critical and creative voices.

Minors are encouraged to participate in the larger culture of the English program — e.g., scholarly lectures, readings, roundtables — and to work for the college’s literary magazine, Sketch.

Course requirements for the minor in English literature:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 237

Introduction to Literary Criticism

This course will provide students with the necessary skills to work consciously and effectively within the discourse of the discipline. Emphasis will be given to the following: further refinement of close critical reading skills; understanding of literary terms; understanding of basic critical and theoretical terms, concepts and methodologies; and understanding of genres.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: ENG-111


One 200-level Elective

Choose one 200-level course.

Three 300-400 level Literature Electives

Choose three electives: 300-400 level Literature courses.
Total 15