English Minor

English explores various forms of literature from selected cultures and periods in history, including novels, theater, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and journalism.

Unique Features

Courses for the minor in English help students to develop skills in reading, literary analysis and writing and offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of experiences in English, American and multicultural literature.

Our Graduates

The English minor can be utilized to augment other majors with a study of literature and composition, which is especially beneficial to students seeking careers in journalism, creative writing, communications, education and business.


Required Courses (Minimum 18 Units)

  • LIT-180 Introduction to Literature (3)

Select one of the following:

  • LIT-350 American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (3)
  • LIT-355 American Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century (3)
  • LIT-360 American Literature: 20th Century (3)

Select one of the following:

  • LIT-400 Medieval Life, Thought and Literature (4)
  • LIT-405 The Renaissance and English Literature (4)
  • LIT-415 Shakespeare (3)
  • LIT-420 English Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature (3)
  • LIT-425 English Literature: 20th Century Literature (3)
  • LIT-426 English Literature: C.S. Lewis (3)

Select one of the following:

  • LIT-370 The Novel (3)
  • LIT-380 World Theater: Roots to 1800 (3)
  • LIT-385 World Theater: 1800 to Present (3)
  • LIT-448 Multicultural Literature (3)

Select one of the following:

  • COM-300 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
  • COM-310 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
  • COM-320 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
  • COM-330 Writing and Reading Journalism (3)

In consultation with your program director select one elective course for a minimum of 3 units from literature, language, communication or drama.

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