Literature of Diversity, Minor


Department of English

Literature of Diversity Minor Requirements

The English Department offers a Literature of Diversity minor with classes that focus thehistory and contemporary experiences of underrepresented groups.

Courses in the Literature of Diversity minor explore what is at stake in the reading,writing, and teaching of literary and cultural production that brings in diverseperspectives and explores their both commonalities and differences. The Literature of Diversity minor complements any major invested in understanding marginalized groups and their relationships to systems of power.

The Literature of Diversity minor requires 16 units selected from the following approved courses: ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 168T, ENGL 173, ENGL 178, and ENGL 179.

Note: The Literature of Diversity Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA.


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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