An undergraduate minor in English Literature helps students in a variety of majors to represent on their transcripts the significant expertise they have accrued. The structure of the minor will also help direct students with a significant interest in English Literature to sequences and sets of courses that are designed to develop their interest: they can take a mini-curriculum rather than just a smattering of electives. A minor in English Literature is a desirable supplement to many degrees across the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences because it provides insights into cultural traditions and practices, develops students' abilities to write analytical arguments, and promotes critical thinking.
The minor consists of 18 credits. Students take the first two core courses (ENGLIT 0505 and 0506) plus four electives from any concentration; two of those electives must be 1000-level or higher, and we recommend one of the project seminars as part of that final pair.