English Literature Minor

Enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the English language through a minor in English Literature. You will study major literary figures and works from pre-1700 British literature, and the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and will be able to concentrate on topics such as Shakespeare, Greek literature, women authors, poetry, African-American literature, and literary theory and criticism, among many others. You will learn critical thinking and analysis skills that will not only allow you to appreciate great literary works, but also to succeed in a variety of professional fields upon graduation.

Minor in English Literature (15 hours)

One of the following:

  • ENLT 210 Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen
  • ENLT 413 Shakespeare
  • ENLT 414 Shakespeare and the Power of Art
  • ENLT 415 Shakespeare and the World

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill pre-1700 British Literature:

  • ENLT 378 Medieval Literature
  • ENLT 379 16th/17th Century British Literature
  • ENLT 411 Chaucer

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill 18th/19th Century British Literature:

  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature
  • ENLT 381 Romantics 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorians

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill 20th/21st Century Literature:

  • ENLT 377 American Literature 1945 to Present
  • ENLT 383 20th Century British Literature

One of the following:

  • ENLT 203 Studies in Literature
  • ENLT 204 Literature of Social Justice
  • ENLT 205 Contemporary Women’s Fiction
  • ENLT 210 Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen
  • ENLT 221 Children’s Literature
  • ENLT 243 Greek Literature
  • ENLT 266 Film Criticism
  • ENLT 268 From Fiction to Film
  • ENLT 275 Women and Success
  • ENLT 281 British Literature: Beowulf to 1800
  • ENLT 282 British Literature: 1800 to Present
  • ENLT 283 Irish Literature
  • ENLT 293 Chicana Literature
  • ENLT 304 History of the English Language
  • ENLT 305 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENLT 308 Arthurian Literature
  • ENLT 331 Feminist Memoirs
  • ENLT 341 18th Century British Novel
  • ENLT 342 19th Century British Novel
  • ENLT 343 20th Century British Novel
  • ENLT 345 Development of the American Novel
  • ENLT 357 Modern Poetry
  • ENLT 359 American Poetry
  • ENLT 361RM Mythology
  • ENLT 364 African Diaspora
  • ENLT 365 African-American Literature
  • ENLT 366 Critical Whiteness
  • ENLT 367 Women in Film
  • ENLT 369 Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENLT 370 Studies in American Literature
  • ENLT 371 Studies in European Literature
  • ENLT 372 Studies in English Literature
  • ENLT 373 Studies in Comparative Literature
  • ENLT 374 Studies in World Literature
  • ENLT 375 American Literature to 1865
  • ENLT 376 American Literature 1865 to 1945
  • ENLT 377 American Literature 1945 to Present
  • ENLT 378 Medieval Literature
  • ENLT 379 16th/17th-Century British Literature
  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature
  • ENLT 383 20th Century British Literature
  • ENLT 411 Chaucer
  • ENLT 413 Shakespeare or ENLT 414 Shakespeare and the Power of Art or ENLT 415 Shakespeare and the World
  • ENLT 417 Major Literary Figures (British)
  • ENLT 419 Major Literary Figures (American and Other)