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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

English Minor

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/lit/litminor.html

The Department’s literature program provides students with the communication and critical thinking skills that prepare graduates for a wide range of professions, including careers in education, publishing and editing, marketing, law, and administration.

Minor Requirements

20 credits. See Current Schedule of course offerings.

Required for Minor: Core (12 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies 4

Note: ENG 275 must be taken with or before any of the survey courses below (320, 321, 327, 328)

Choose one course from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 320 British Literature: Beginning to 1785 4
ENG 321 British Literature: 1785 to Present 4

Choose one course from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 327 American Literature: Beginning to 1860 4
ENG 328 American Literature: 1865 to Present 4

Required Electives for Minor (8 credits)

Choose 8 credits from any 300- or 400-level English courses (except ENG 325, ENG 362, ENG 463, or ENG 464). Choices include, but are not limited to, the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 316 Topics in Literature 4
ENG 318 Multicultural Literature 2-4
ENG 381 Linguistics 4
ENG 402 Gender in Literature 2-4
ENG 403 Selected Authors 2-4
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories 2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies 2
ENG 416 Film Theory and Criticism 4
ENG 426 Selected Periods 2-4
ENG 432 Selected Studies in the Novel 2-4
ENG 433 Selected Studies in World Literature 4
ENG 435 World Novel 2-4
ENG 436 Native American Literature 2-4
ENG 438 African American Literature 2-4
ENG 441 Literary Theory and Criticism 4
ENG 448 Contemporary Literature 4
ENG 465 World Literature for Children and Young Adults 1-4
ENG 481 History of the English Language 4
ENG 482 English Structure and Pedagogical Grammar I 4
ENG 483 English Structure and Pedagogical Grammar II 4
ENG 492 Selected Topics 2-4
ENG 495 Special Studies 1-4