Literature

The literature minor, which is open to all students, introduces you to a variety of writing styles, authors and cultures. Readings give you a foundation in American and British authors, while electives allow you to explore young adult authors, Native American authors, Asian authors and a variety of other ethnic and world literature.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 233: American Literature to 1865 - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 237: British Literature to 1800 - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 270: Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory - 3 hrs.

Electives Courses (choose three) - 6 hrs.

  • ENG 320: Young Adult Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 329: Studies in African American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 330: Studies in Native American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 331: Studies in Women Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 332: Early American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 334: 19th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 336: 20th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 341: Medieval English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 344: Renaissance English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 347: Shakespeare - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 358: 18th-Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 361: British Romantic Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 363: British Victorian Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 364: 20th Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 365: Irish Literatures - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 368: Science Fiction and Fantasy - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 370: Literary Criticism and Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 372: Poetry As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 373: Fiction As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 374: Drama As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 378: Individual Authors - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 380: Topics in Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 381: Literatures of Asia - 3 hrs.
  • *ENG 495: Independent Study - 1-3 hrs.

*literature projects only, with consent of dept. chair