UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Program: Minor in Literature

Program Description

The minor in English consists of an 18-unit program in either Literature, Creative Writing, Popular Culture Studies, or 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 Writing Course (3 units)

ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)

3. Upper Division Literature Courses (9 units)

Choose any three of the following courses:

ENGL 300 Contemporary Literature (3)
ENGL 311 History of African-American Writing (3)
ENGL 312 Literature and Film (3)
ENGL 313 Studies in Popular Culture (3)
ENGL 314 North American Indian Literature (3)
ENGL 316 Shakespeare (3)
ENGL 333 Comics and Graphic Novels (3)
ENGL 360 English Bible as Literature (3)
ENGL 364 The Short Story (3)
ENGL 368 Gay Male Writers (3)
ENGL 369 Lesbian Writers (3)
ENGL 370 Science Fiction (3)
ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3)
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 427 Drama From Ibsen to the Present (3)
ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)
ENGL 429 Literature for Adolescents (3)
ENGL 430 Literature and the Visual Arts (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)
ENGL 438 Critical Approaches to Literature (3)
ENGL 443 English Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
ENGL 449 The English Renaissance (3)
ENGL 452 17th Century Literature (3)
ENGL 456 Age of Revolutions (3)
ENGL 458 The Romantic Age (3)
ENGL 460 The Victorian Age (3)
ENGL 461 Modern British Literature (3)
ENGL 462 Contemporary British Literature (3)
ENGL 463A Modern Poetry (3)
ENGL 463B Contemporary Poetry (3)
ENGL 466 Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815 (3)
ENGL 467 Major British Novelists II: 1815-1900 (3)
ENGL 468 Major British Novelists III: 1900 to the Present (3)
ENGL 470A-Z Major Authors (3)
ENGL 473 American Literature: 1607-1860 (3)
ENGL 474 American Literature: 1860-1912 (3)
ENGL 475 American Literature: 1912-1945 (3)
ENGL 476 Contemporary American Literature (3)
ENGL 477 Major American Novelists I: The 19th Century (3)
ENGL 478 Major American Novelists II: The 20th Century (3)
ENGL 487 Latino/a Literatures of the Americas (3)
ENGL 495 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)*

*Senior standing required.

Not permitted as an elective in the Literature minor: ENGL 305.

Total Units in the Minor: 18

Contact

Department of English
Chair: Beth Wightman
Associate Chair: Danielle Spratt
Sierra Tower (ST) 708
(818) 677-3431

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate critical reading skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of creative, linguistic, literary and/or rhetorical theories.
  4. Analyze British and American cultural, historical and literary texts.
  5. Analyze culturally diverse texts.