University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Nov 29, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

English (Literature), Minor

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.

Contact Information

122A Frandsen Humanities
(775) 784-6689

College of Liberal Arts Advising:

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

A. Required Course (3 units)

B. Select Five courses in English from at least three of the groups below (15 units)

Group X - Linguistics

Only one linguistics course may count toward the minor elective requirement.


Depending on the topic or theme covered in the following courses, one of them may substitute for a course in groups 1 through 11: ENG 425B  or ENG 498A 


# fulfills at least one Core Objective. Independent studies may not be taken to fulfill minor requirements.