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English Language and Literature Minor

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Minor in English Language and Literature

Students minoring in English Language and Literature will learn about the literary heritage of Great Britain and the United States as well as the history and nature of the English language. They will develop skills in reading, writing, researching, and critical thinking. They should learn to appreciate the contributions of British and American writers to Western culture and the importance of effective writing skills.

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English Language and Literature Minor

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Select elective courses may also be included. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the prerequisites of the required courses.

Course NumberCourse Title
ENGL 3070 Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 4000 Special Topics in Literature
ENGL 4050 Studies in English Grammar
ENGL 4070 History of the English Language
ENGL 4080 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4130 Studies in Mythology
ENGL 4160 Chaucer
ENGL 4210 Poetry and Prose of the English Renaissance
ENGL 4240 Studies in Literature and Film
ENGL 4270 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 4310 Poetry and Prose of the 17th Century
ENGL 4260 The Bible as Literature
ENGL 4410 18th-Century Poetry and Prose
ENGL 4510 The English Romantic Movement
ENGL 4530 British Fiction II
ENGL 4550 Studies in Victorian Poetry and Prose
ENGL 4620 Jewish Literature of the Holocaust
ENGL 4710 American Poetry
ENGL 4730 American Novel
ENGL 4740 Studies in American Drama and Theater
ENGL 4750 Women and Literature
ENGL 4770 Studies in Southern Literature
ENGL 4780 Studies in Children’s Literature
ENGL 4790 Studies in African American Literature
ENGL 4820 Studies in American Literature
ENGL 4830 Studies in British and American Literature
ENGL 4840 Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 4850 Studies in Drama
ENGL 4860 Studies in Medieval Literature
ENGL 4870 Studies in British Literature
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