Literary and Cultural Studies Minor

Literary and cultural studies minors encounter and interpret a variety of texts representing a range of human experience and expression. Students engage in interdisciplinary conversations about complex social structures, individual decisions, and human delights and dilemmas, while gaining transferable skills in writing, critical thinking, and analysis. The minor is a strong complement to major programs leading to a variety of career paths, including medicine, law, human services, business, education, and communication.

Writing minor restriction

(All colleges; not open to English: literary and cultural studies emphasis majors)

18 credits

ENG 301Foundations for Literary and Cultural Studies3
Select one of the following:3
Writing in the Arts and Humanities
Creative Writing
Writing in Education
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
Technical Writing
Writing in the Sciences
Writing, Genre, and Style
Literary Journal Production
Multimedia News Writing and Editing
Feature and Specialized Writing
Publishing in a Digital Age
Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
The Rhetorics of Style
Creative Nonfiction
Individual Projects 1
Seminar in Advanced Fiction Writing
The Writer's Studio
Introduction to Teaching Writing
Chinese Discourse
Select four of the following with at least one at the 400 level:12
Intermediate Topics in Literature
Critical Theory
History of the English Language
Introduction to Linguistics: Sounds and Words
Varieties of English
Topics in Linguistics
Young Adult Literature
The Essay
The Novel
Studies in Film and Literature
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Shakespeare in the World
Shakespeare II
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Early American Literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Literature and Environmental Action
Individual Projects 2
Forms of Fiction
Experiments in Form and Genre
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in Literature and Culture
Total Credits18

When focused on rhetoric/writing.


When focused on literature.