English Literature, Minor


Department of English

English Literature Minor Requirements

Students in many fields realize the crucial need to read, write, and engage diverse communities critically, creatively, and effectively. The English Literature Minor offers experience in those abilities through the study of profound, socially engaged, finely crafted literature. The Minor requires 15-16 units of classes in Literature or literary studies. At least 8 units of this coursework must be upper division and taken in residence.

English Literature Minor Requirements

Group A: One lower-division English course (4 units)
Choose from: ENGL 20, ENGL 21, ENGL 30, ENGL 31, or ENGL 32

Group B: Two upper-division English course (7-8 units).
Choose from: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 103, ENGL 105, ENGL 106W, ENGL 112, ENGL 113, ENGL 114, ENGL 118, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 146, ENGL 147, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 152, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156, ENGL 167, ENGL 168T, ENGL 169T, ENGL 171, ENGL 174, ENGL 178, ENGL 179, ENGL 188T, or ENGL 189.

Choose one additional course from either Group A or Group B above (4 units)

Total (15-16 units)

Notes: The English Literature Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 8 upper-division units in residence. Courses taken as CR/NC may not apply to the Minor. Prerequisites for courses may be waived with permission of the English Major advisor and specific course instructor.


The English Department consists of 26 full-time faculty whose teaching fields cover every area of literary studies and the humanities, including film and folklore. Most of the faculty have published books, textbooks, and articles in their disciplines, five have received outstanding teaching awards at the university, and one has received an outstanding teaching award for the entire CSU system. In addition, the faculty includes a number of lecturers, part-time instructors and teaching assistants, and the department operates an English writing lab staffed by tutors trained to work with students on an individual basis.

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