English - Literature (Minor)




At a Glance: program details

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Open up your world to new cultures and perspectives. Studying literature encourages you to consider your role within diverse people, places and ideas, and deepens your understanding of what it means to be human. The critical and analytical writing and comprehension skills you learn can enhance any major.

Program Description

The minor program in English with a focus on literature emphasizes global literatures in English, from the earliest writings to the present. Students can choose from a broad array of courses to further explore subjects such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and literary histories and traditions.


Program Requirements

The minor in English with a focus in literature consists of 18 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level, with a minimum of six upper-division credit hours from courses offered by the Department of English in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required in all courses taken for the minor.
Required Courses (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Electives -- 9 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in English (including all concentrations); BAE in secondary education (English)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major or the minor program. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.


Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A minor in English can help students as they pursue careers in technical or professional writing or teaching.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Writers and Authors


  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 73150

Editors


  • Growth: -4%
  • Median Salary*: 73080

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 1.2%
  • Median Salary*: 74280

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers


  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 73150

History Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 1.3%
  • Median Salary*: 79400

Advertising and Promotions Managers


  • Growth: 1.9%
  • Median Salary*: 127830

Marketing Managers


  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 140040
  Bright Outlook

News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists


  • Growth: -3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 55960

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).




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