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 course work 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:
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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.
Choose one 200-level course.
Choose three electives: 300-400 level Literature courses.