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Minor in English

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Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete the following requirements:

Introduction of Literary Criticism and Theory. Satisfied by 1 of the following:

  • ENGL 308 Introduction to Literacy Criticism and Theory (3)
  • ENGL 508 Contemporary Literary Theory (3)

Major British Writers. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following:

Middle Ages to 1800, excluding Shakespeare

  • ENGL 301 British Literature to 1800:______ (3) H
  • ENGL 312 Major British Writers to 1800 (3) HENGL 315 Studies in British Literature (3) HL / H
  • ENGL 331 Chaucer (3) H 
  • ENGL 521 Literature from the Renaissance to 1800: _____
  • ENGL 610 The Literature of England to 1500 (3) H 
  • ENGL 620 Renaissance English Literature: _____ (3) H
  • ENGL 633 Milton (3) H 
  • ENGL 640 British Literature, 1600-1800: _____ (3) H

Romantic Period to Present

  • ENGL 302 British Literature Since 1800:______ (3) H
  • ENGL 305 World Indigenous Literatures (3) NW / H
  • ENGL 309 The British Novel (3) HL / H
  • ENGL 314 Major British Writers after 1800 (3) H
  • ENGL 315 Studies in British Literature (3) HL / H
  • ENGL 560 British Literature of the 20th Century: _____ (3) H
  • ENGL 650 Romantic Literature: _____ (3) H
  • ENGL 655 Victorian Literature: ______ (3) H

American Literature. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following:

  • ENGL 316 Introduction to Major American Writers (3) H
  • ENGL 320 American Literature I
  • ENGL 322 American Literature II (3) H
  • ENGL 325 Recent Popular Literature (3) HL / H
  • ENGL 336 Jewish American Literature and Culture (3) H
  • ENGL 337 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (3) H
  • ENGL 338 Introduction to African-American Literature (3) H
  • ENGL 575 Literature of the American South (3) H
  • ENGL 577 American Literature Since 1900: _____ (3) H
  • ENGL 578 Poetry, 1900-1945 (3) H
  • ENGL 579 Poetry since 1945 (3) H

English Required Elective. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) of ENGL courses, excluding ENGL 496.

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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