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 24 credit hours. At least 12 hours must be completed at the upper-division level, with a minimum of six upper-division credits 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 core course: (3 credit hours)

ENG 200 Critical Reading and Writing About Literature, L or HU (3)

Students must complete one course from three of the following distribution areas. At least one of these three distribution area courses must be a 400-level course. (9 credit hours)

  • literary theory and transdisciplinary studies
  • literature and culture after 1800
  • literature and culture before 1800
  • transnational, postcolonial and global literatures

Elective courses: (12 credit hours)

To complete the 24 credit hours, students choose electives from among the department's offerings.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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