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

The English Minor

Minor Requirements (18 units)

Lower Division
ENGL 222Poetry3
ENGL 280Introduction to Shakespeare3
Select one lower-division elective course from the following:3
ENGL 223Studies in Genre
ENGL 224Studies in Literary Traditions
ENGL 225Studies in United States Literature
ENGL 228Studies in World Literature
Upper Division
ENGL 300British Literature to 18003
Select two upper division elective courses6

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