Minor in Literature

For those who are majoring in another field, we offer a minor in Literature. Please contact the English Department Major Advisor for more information.

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Important Forms

Minor in Literature Worksheet 

Course Requirements

Complete two courses from: (6-7 units) 

  • ENGL 50 Beginnings to the "American" Experiment
  • ENGL 60 The Emergence of "British" and "American" Literatures (1680 to 1860)
  • ENGL 70 Emerging Modernisms and Beyond

Select 11-12 units of upper division advisor approved Literature courses: (11-12 units)

  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 102 History of the English Language
  • ENGL 109 Writing and the Young Writer
  • ENGL 112A Children's Literature
  • ENGL 112B Literature for Young Adults
  • ENGL 113 Gothic Novel and Horror Fiction
  • ENGL 114 Myth, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
  • ENGL 115 The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 116 Myth in Literature
  • ENGL 117A American Literature, Film, and Culture
  • ENGL 117B Global Film, Literature, and Cultures
  • ENGL 118 Modern European Fiction
  • ENGL 119 Topics in Jewish Literature
  • ENGL 121 Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • ENGL 122 Topics in Comparative World Literature
  • ENGL 123A Literature for Global Understanding, the Americas
  • ENGL 123B Literature for Global Understanding, Africa
  • ENGL 123C Literature for Global Understanding, the Americas
  • ENGL 123D Literature for Global Understanding, Asia
  • ENGL 125 European Literature: Homer to Dante
  • ENGL 126 Holocaust Literature
  • ENGL 139 Visiting Authors
  • ENGL 140A Old English
  • ENGL 141 Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 142 Chaucer
  • ENGL 143 The Age of Elizabeth
  • ENGL 144 Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 145 Shakespeare and Performance
  • ENGL 146 The Later English Renaissance
  • ENGL 147 Milton
  • ENGL 148 British Literature: 1660-1800
  • ENGL 149 The Romantic Period
  • ENGL 150 The Victorian Age 
  • ENGL 151 Twentieth Century Poetry
  • ENGL 152 Studies in British Drama before 1800
  • ENGL 153 Studies in the British Novel Before 1900
  • ENGL 156 Black Women Writers
  • ENGL 162 American Literature Before 1865
  • ENGL 163 American Literature: 1865-1945
  • ENGL 165 Topics in Ethnic American Literature
  • ENGL 166 American Literature Since 1945
  • ENGL 167 Steinbeck
  • ENGL 168 The American Novel
  • ENGL 169 Ethnicity in American Literature
  • ENGL 172 The Arts in the U.S. Society
  • ENGL 176 The Short Story
  • ENGL 177 Topics in Fiction Since 1900
  • ENGL 180 Individual Studies
  • ENGL 181 Special Topics
  • ENGL 182 Women in Literature
  • ENGL 183 Major Authors
  • ENGL 184 Directed Reading
  • ENGL 190 Honors Colloquium
  • ENGL 193 Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 193C Senior Seminar in Creative Writing and Self
  • ENGL 195 Reflection Literary Theory

The following courses do not count for the Literature Minor: ENGL 100W, 100WB, 103, 105, 106, 107, 110, 120, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 173, 199.