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Notes About the Minor:

  • 18 total credit hours of successfully completed coursework are required to complete the minor.
  • No more than nine transfer credit hours may be counted towards the minor.
  • Students in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs who have selected this minor must complete a minimum of nine hours at the 300 level to meet graduation and certification requirements.

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Degree Requirements 

Choose three survey courses:


ENG 218 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865

ENG 219 American Literature: 1865 to Present

ENG 221 English Literature: Beginnings to c. 1750

ENG 222 English Literature: 1750 to Present


Choose three English elective courses from the four categories below. Please note that this list is not complete:


English Literature

ENG 307 Medieval Literature: Arthurian Legend

ENG 308 English Literature from Beowulf to Malory

ENG 321 Literature of the Romantic Movement

ENG 323 Shaw and the Modern British Drama

ENG 328 17th Century Literature

ENG 341 Restoration and 18th Century Literature I
ENG 342 Restoration and 18th Century Literature II

ENG 348 Prose and Poetry of the Victorian Age

ENG 350 The Victorian Novel

ENG 378 20th Century Fiction I

ENG 379 20th Century Fiction II


American Literature

ENG 312 Literature of Colonial Times

ENG 313 American Literary Renaissance: 1830–1860

ENG 318 Readings in American Literature

ENG 322 The American Short Story

ENG 361 Development of the American Novel

ENG 368 American Realism

ENG 378 20th Century Fiction I

ENG 379 20th Century Fiction II

ENG 380 Multi-Cultural Literature in America

ENG 381 African-American Literature


International Literature

ENG 324 The Romantic Novel

ENG 326 World Drama

ENG 333 Mythological Bkgrds. in English & American Lit.

ENG 334 Biblical Bkgrds. in English & American Lit.

ENG 337 Nobel Laureates

ENG 365 West Indian Literature

ENG 369 U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture

ENG 370 Folklore and the Fairy Tale

ENG 371 Studies in Women’s Literature



ENG 316 Forms of Poetry

ENG 335 Written Communication for Business

ENG 376 Advanced Composition

ENG 377 Argumentative Prose

ENG 384 Creative Writing: Poetry I

ENG 385 Creative Writing: Poetry II

ENG 386 Creative Writing: Fiction I

ENG 387 Creative Writing: Fiction II

Program Contact Information 

Dr. Ryan Poll, advisor, (773) 442-5824 (Lech Walesa Hall, Room 2099)

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