Literature minors read a range of literary texts from various cultures, traditions, and historical periods. They consider how historical, social, and cultural contexts shape literary works and they examine current debates and issues in the field of English studies.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|ENG-315||Literary Forms and History||4|
|Two literature courses (one must be at the 300 level)||8|
Upon completion of the Literature minor, student will demonstrate:
- The correct and suitable use of literary vocabulary.
- The formulation of a substantial thesis and the orderly development of a sustained argument.
- An understanding of some of the ways in which historical, social, and / or cultural contexts shape literary works.
- An awareness of literary history.
- Some ways in which literary works refer, allude to, or otherwise engage each other.
- An awareness of critical and theoretical methodologies in English studies.
- The ability to engage with questions of literary form and genre.
- A general knowledge of the important works and periods of literature from multiple and diverse traditions.