The Literature minor offers courses in English and American literature, as well as other global literatures in English, and the study of historical periods, individual authors, movements, themes, and genres. Our courses emphasize the diversity of literature in English and consider literary works in their social and historical contexts, with particular emphasis on the literature of underrepresented groups.
In general, students will not be allowed to major AND minor in English. However, certain exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. These must be officially approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, in accordance with the following strictly predetermined list of combinations.
The minors the department offers can be grouped into “English” (all literature and writing) and “Linguistics” (Language and Linguistics and TESOL). Students may combine a major/minor in “English” and “Linguistics,” but cannot combine majors/minors from within either of these groups.
Students cannot apply any courses fulfilling major requirements toward the minor. Instead, they must complete 18 units of additional upper-division electives in English for their minor.