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English Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
585-475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The English minor allows students to explore literature and other cultural works, as well as linguistics, and creative writing. The minor familiarizes students with works composed or translated into English and provides them with the opportunity to explore a variety of historical periods and geographical regions. Courses in the minor explore literary genres such as science fiction and fantasy; literary forms such as the novel, the short story, poetry, and graphic storytelling; and literary practices across media and multimedia arts. The minor builds an awareness of methods, theories and technologies for both the creation and analysis of literary texts, and provides an introduction to critical or creative writing.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Course
Required Courses
Choose one of the following courses
ENGL-210 Literature, Culture, and Media
ENGL-216 Literature from Around the World
ENGL-275 Storytelling [Genre/Theme]
Electives
Choose four of the following
   ENGL-307    Mythology and Literature
   ENGL-308    Shakespeare: Drama
   ENGL-309    Literary Forms*
   ENGL-315    Digital Literature
   ENGL-316    Global Literature
   ENGL-318    Popular Literature
   ENGL-320    Genre Fiction†
   ENGL-322    Literary Geographies
   ENGL-345    History of Madness
   ENGL-370    Evolving English Language
   ENGL-373    Media Adaptation
   ENGL-375    Storytelling Across Media
   ENGL-391    Dangerous Texts
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-414    Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
   ENGL-418    Great Authors
   ENGL-419    Literature and Technology

* Literary Forms (ENGL-309) may be taken up to two times, for six semester credit hours, as long the course topics are different.

† Genre Fiction (ENGL-320) may be taken up to two times, for six semester credit hours, as long the course topics are different.