Minor in Literature

Required Courses (For students who entered BU prior to 12FA)

The English minor in literature provides (1) a foundation in the historical study of literature and (2) an opportunity to construct an individual program in English, American, and other literatures, literary theory, and genre studies.

ENG 233 American Literature To 1865
OR
ENG 235 American Literature 1865 To Present

ENG 237 British Literature To 1800
OR
ENG 239 British Literature 1800 To Present

ENG 347 Shakespeare

Total Hours: 9

Electives

Three courses from any two or more of the following groups for a total of 9 hours:

British Periods
ENG 341 Medieval English Literature
ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature
ENG 358 18th Century British Literature
ENG 361 British Romantic Literature
ENG 363 British Victorian Literature
ENG 364 20th Century British Literature

American Periods
ENG 332 Early American Literature
ENG 334 19th Century American Literature
ENG 336 20th Century American Literature

Genres
ENG 368 Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENG 372 Poetry As Genre
ENG 373 Fiction As Genre
ENG 374 Drama As Genre

Individual Authors
ENG 378 Individual Authors

Cultural Literary Studies
ENG 329 Studies In African American Literature
ENG 330 Studies In Native American Literature
ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers
ENG 381 Literatures in Asia

Criticism And Theory
ENG 370 Literary Criticism And Theory

Total Hours for the literature minor: 18

Required Courses (For Students Who Entered BU After 12FA)

Minor in Literature - 18 hrs.

The English minor in literature provides (1) a foundation in the historical study of literature and (2) an opportunity to construct an individual program in English, American, and other literatures, literary theory, and genre studies.

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory
  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865 or ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800 or ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present

Electives - 9 hrs.
Three courses from the following:

  • ENG 320 Young Adult Literature
  • ENG 329 African American Literature
  • ENG 330 Native American Literature
  • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers
  • ENG 332 Early American Literature
  • ENG 334 19th Century American Literature
  • ENG 336 20th Century American Literature
  • ENG 341 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature
  • ENG 347 Shakespeare
  • ENG 358 18th Century British Literature
  • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature
  • ENG 364 20th Century British Literature
  • ENG 365 Irish Literatures
  • ENG 368 Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENG 370 Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 372 Poetry As Genre
  • ENG 373 Fiction As Genre
  • ENG 374 Drama As Genre
  • ENG 378 Individual Authors
  • ENG 380 Topics in Language and Literature
  • ENG 381 Literatures of Asia
  • ENG 495 Independent Study (literature projects only, with consent of department chair)