English Minor

In lower-division courses, students improve essential skills needed to understand and interpret literature and to express their ideas in writing. Emphasizing poetry as well as prose, these courses invite students to read literature within a variety of social, cultural and ethnic contexts.

Upper-division courses encourage a sense of literary history and tradition as well as an understanding of adaptation and change in cultural and literary conventions. With the freedom afforded by upper division electives, students can explore a broad range of world literatures to examine different genres and historical periods, or to nurture a specific interest through a series of related classes.

The Senior Project option provides a further opportunity for in-depth study in the student's chosen area.


Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The English Minor

Minor Requirements (18 units)

Lower Division
ENGL 260Critical Reading3
Select one Lower-Division Elective Course3
ENGL 220Studies in Genre
ENGL 226Studies in Literary Traditions
ENGL 230Studies in United States Literature
ENGL 236Studies in World Literature
ENGL 240Shakespeare
ENGL 250Literary Foundations
Upper Division
Select one upper-division Literary Histories or Literary Cultures and Theories course3
ENGL 311Genres and Traditions
ENGL 315Literary Periods
ENGL 319Topics in Literary Histories
ENGL 321Literature of Race, Gender and Sexuality
ENGL 325Literary Theory
ENGL 329Topics in Literary Cultures and Theories
Upper-Division Electives (nine units, including at least one Literature course)
Upper-Division Literature course 13
Additional Upper-Division Electives 26
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Literature courses include ENGL 300, ENGL 311, ENGL 315, ENGL 319, ENGL 321, ENGL 325, ENGL 329, ENGL 330, ENGL 331ENGL 333ENGL 335, ENGL 337, ENGL 338ENGL 340, ENGL 341, ENGL 342, ENGL 343, ENGL 344, ENGL 348, ENGL 352, ENGL 355, ENGL 356, ENGL 357, ENGL 358, ENGL 359, ENGL 360, ENGL 362, ENGL 364, ENGL 366, ENGL 367, ENGL 368, ENGL 370, ENGL 372, ENGL 374, ENGL 377, ENGL 420, ENGL 495.

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Additional Upper-Division Electives may be fulfilled with any literature course or creative writing course. Up to 3 units may be Southeast San Diego Tuting Program (ENGL 492), Writing Center Tuts (ENGL 493), or Internship (ENGL 498).