English Minor Course Requirements
English minors fulfill the following requirements over the four years. Most requirements are not for a specific course but for a type or level of course. This allows maximum flexibility as each student, in regular consultation with an English faculty advisor, works out an appropriate sequence of courses.
- One course in world literature or literature focusing on race or gender, appropriate as a first course in the department. Any of the following:
Literary Studies in Gender
Middle Eastern Literature
African American Literature
- History of English Literature: a British literature survey course. The prerequisite is any college-level literature course. This is most appropriately taken as a second or third course in the minor.
- Literary Analysis: a theory and methods class preparing students for upper-level work. The prerequisite is History of English Literature. Literary Analysis must be taken before the seminar.
- Two additional English courses: one must be an upper-level course (numbered 335 or above); one can be a creative writing course. These can be taken at any point in the minor.
- One seminar, to be taken in junior or senior year. Intensive work on a single author, period, or topic, culminating in a long paper that combines research with original critical analysis and incorporates secondary criticism. The prerequisite is Literary Analysis.