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English Literature Minor MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ENGL 150 English 1 3
* (minimum B- in ENGL 150)
ENGL 250 English 2 3
* (minimum B- in ENGL 250)
LITR 250 Practical Criticism 3
Choose one:
LITR 231 Poetry 3
LITR 241 Intro to World Short Fiction 3
LITR 251 World Drama 3
LITR 261 World Novels 3
Choose one:
LITR 311 Early American Literature 3
LITR 312 Modern American Literature 3
Choose one:
LITR 323 Shakespeare 3
LITR 351 Early British Literature 3
LITR 352 Modern British Literature 3
Choose one:
LITR 170 Intro to Women's Literature 3
LITR 202 Black Literature 3
LITR 203 Intro-African Literature 3
LITR 204 Native American Literature 3
LITR 371 Topics in Women's Literature 3
LITR 380 World Folk Literature 3
Electives: 6
Choose 6 credits from any LITR 300 or above

Why Choose the English Literature Minor?

A minor in English Literature enhances any degree. Students who minor in English Literature are perceived by employers as having the needed communication and critical thinking abilities that are a premium in today's workplace. The English minor allows students to explore a variety of cultures, perspectives, and human dynamics through the study of literature. The majority of courses are also writing intensive further adding to the graduate's marketability in a workplace where the ability to write clearly and expressively is an asset.

Admission Requirements

This English Literature minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English or a Bachelor of Science in English Education. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students transferring into the English Literature Minor must have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average for admission to the program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 21 credits with a minimum 2.5 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

Advisor: Dr. Christine Persak
Phone: 231-591-2918
e-mail: persakc@ferris.edu

Languages & Literature Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-3988

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