UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Minor in Literature

Program Description

The minor in English consists of a 24-unit program in either Literature or Creative Writing; and an 18-unit program in Writing and Rhetoric—a minor particularly designed for students whose careers are likely to entail professional and/or technical writing. Though a minor is not required for a baccalaureate degree, many students find it desirable.

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)

2. Upper Division Required Courses (15 units)

ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)

British Literature Before 1900 (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 414 Chaucer (3)
ENGL 416 Shakespeare: Selected Plays (3)
ENGL 417 Shakespeare: A Survey (3)
ENGL 418 English Drama to 1642 (3)
ENGL 419 English Drama 1660-1880 (3)
ENGL 420 Milton (3)
ENGL 443 English Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
ENGL 449 The English Renaissance (3)
ENGL 452 17th Century English Literature (3)
ENGL 456 The Age of Enlightenment (3)
ENGL 458 The Romantic Age (3)
ENGL 460 The Victorian Age (3)
ENGL 466 Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815 (3)
ENGL 467 Major British Novelists II: 1815-1900 (3)

American Literature to 1912 (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 473 American Literature: 1607-1860 (3)
ENGL 474 American Literature: 1860-1912 (3)
ENGL 477 Major American Novelists I: the 19th Century (3)

20th Century Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 427 Drama from Ibsen to the Present (3)
ENGL 461 Modern British Literature (3)
ENGL 462 Contemporary British Literature (3)
ENGL 463A Modern Poetry (3)
ENGL 463B Contemporary Poetry (3)
ENGL 468 Major British Novelists III: 1900 to the Present (3)
ENGL 475 American Literature: 1912-1945 (3)
ENGL 476 Contemporary American Literature (3)
ENGL 478 Major American Novelists II: the 20th Century (3)

Senior Seminar (3 units)

ENGL 495 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)*

*Senior standing required.

3. Upper Division Electives (3 units)

Suggested Elective Courses:

ENGL 311 History of African-American Writing (3)
ENGL 314 North American Indian Literature (3)
ENGL 368 Gay Male Writers (3)
ENGL 369 Lesbian Writers (3)
ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3)
ENGL 431 Images of Women in Literature (3)
ENGL 433 Women Authors (3)
ENGL 434 19th Century Women Novelists (3)
ENGL 436 Major Critical Theories (3)

Not permitted as electives in the Literature Minor: ENGL 300, 305, 316 or 364.

Total Units in the Minor: 24

Contact

Chair: Kent Baxter
Associate Chair: Kate Haake
Staff: Marlene Cooksey, Frank de la Santo, Antoinette Mangum, Ronaldo Noche, Wendy Say
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