Literature reveals the world.
The minor in English literature offers the opportunity to study literature on an advanced level and to develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills alongside the enjoyment of literature. Students can explore a range of genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction; a range of national traditions, including not only British and U.S. literature but also literature written in English from around the globe; and a range of historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present. Courses examine literary works’ diverse artistic forms and cultural significances and introduce students to the most important historical and contemporary methods of reading literary texts.
The English literature minor requires 18 credits in relevant courses.