With an English minor, you will explore various forms of literature from selected cultures and periods in history, including novels, theater, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and journalism.

Highlights

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

Career opportunities

The English minor can augment other majors with a study of literature and composition, which is especially beneficial if you are seeking a career in journalism, creative writing, communications, education or business.

Course listing

Required courses (minimum units: 18)

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-180Introduction to Literature3
LIT-350American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy3
LIT-355American Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century3
LIT-360American Literature: 20th Century3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-400Medieval Life, Thought and Literature4
LIT-405The Renaissance and English Literature4
LIT-415Shakespeare3
LIT-420English Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature3
LIT-425English Literature: 20th Century Literature3
LIT-426English Literature: C.S. Lewis3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-370The Novel3
LIT-380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT-385World Theater: 1800 to Present3
LIT-445Latin American Literature3
LIT-448Multicultural Literature3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM-300Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM-310Creative Writing: Poetry3
COM-320Creative Writing: Nonfiction3
COM-330Writing and Reading Journalism3

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