English (Literature)  (Minor)

Studying literature exposes you to new cultures and perspectives. It encourages you to consider your role within diverse peoples, 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.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program 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 program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment 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 3) -- 9 credit hours

  • ENG 206: Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 304: Critical Theories and Methods (3)
  • ENG 332: Studies in Race and Ethnicity in Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 349: Global Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 350: Studies in Literary Histories and Traditions (3)
  • ENG 384: Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 444: Topics for Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 491: Topics for Advanced Research (3)

Electives -- 9 credit hours

  • ENG 2** Elective or ENG 3** Elective or ENG 4** Elective (3)
  • ENG Upper Division Elective (6)

Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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