Literature Minor

Required Coursework

Choose any five courses from among the following. 

Course List

Choose 5 from the course list. 

ENGL 300 Major American Authors
Course ID
ENGL 300
Credit Hours
3

American writers representative of significant currents in our culture from the Puritan and Colonial period to the present, emphasizing nineteenth and twentieth century figures. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Spring.

ENGL 304 Approaches to Literature
Course ID
ENGL 304
Credit Hours
3

An analytical study of literature, stressing various methods of practical criticism. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Fall, Spring.

ENGL 307 Regional & Ethnic Literature
Course ID
ENGL 307
Credit Hours
3

A general survey of folkloric backgrounds of Appalachian and Afro-American literatures, tracing their respective developments from primitive to sophisticated forms. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Spring.

ENGL 390 Topics in Literature
Course ID
ENGL 390
Credit Hours
3

Selected topics of worldwide literary importance or of popular interest and contemporary relevance. May be repeated for different topics, offered as announced. PR: ENGL 201 or 205, or consent of instructor. Spring.

ENGL 302 Major British Authors
Course ID
ENGL 302
Credit Hours
3

A survey of representative works of the principal figures in British literature from Beowulf to the present with special attention to stylistic, religious, philosophical, and social trends. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Fall.

ENGL 305 Prose Fiction
Course ID
ENGL 305
Credit Hours
3

The background and forms of modern world prose fiction, with emphasis on critical analysis and interpretation of the significance, range, devices, and effects of the short story, the novella, and the novel as literary genres. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Spring.

ENGL 310 Children's Literature
Course ID
ENGL 310
Credit Hours
3

The selection, analysis, evaluation, and presentation of world literatures for children and adolescents, methods for using these materials in the classroom, appreciation for the depth and variety of such literatures, and exploration of the issues related to these texts. PR: ENGL 201 or 205. Fall.

ENGL 490 Advanced Topics in Literature
Course ID
ENGL 490
Credit Hours
3

An in-depth study of a major, world-renowned writer or period in world literatures. May be repeated for different topics; offered as announced. PR: 6 hours from 300 level courses. Fall.

This may also serve as a minor for non-Humanitarian Majors.