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English, Minor

The English minor at Saint Louis University is student-centered, with small, writing-intensive courses that emphasize discussion, close reading and critical thinking.

English minors take courses in traditional literary fields (including American, British and world literatures), as well as innovative and emergent areas of English studies (such as new media, rhetoric and creative writing). Throughout their coursework, English minors develop imaginative engagements with different time periods and cultures and effective analytical thinking and writing skills.

The English minor requires 18 credits from the following areas:

Introductory Course
Select one of the following:3
ENGL 2020
Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 2250
Conflict, Social Justice and Literature
ENGL 2350
Faith, Doubt and Literature
ENGL 2450
Nature, Ecology & Literature
ENGL 2550
Gender, Identity & Literature
ENGL 2650
Technology, Media & Literature
ENGL 2750
Film, Culture and Literature
ENGL 2850
Nation, Identity and Literature
3000-level Courses
Students must take one course from three of the following four areas, for a total of nine hours at the 3000 level. Select three of the following:9
4000-level Courses
Two 4000-level English elective courses must be taken to complete the English minor. Any English course offered at the 4000 level may count, such as:6
ENGL 4000
Professional Writing
ENGL 4010
New Media Writing
ENGL 4176
Queer Cinema: History, Aesthetics and Activism
ENGL 4320
Topics in Shakespeare
ENGL 4360
ENGL 4500
The Age of Romanticism
ENGL 4530
Medicine, Mind, and Victorian Fiction
ENGL 4580
Major Victorian Authors and Movements
ENGL 4640
Irish Modernism
ENGL 4670
Contemporary Postcolonial Literature and Culture
ENGL 4760
20th Century American Literature
ENGL 4810
Major American Authors
ENGL 4830
Post-1900 African American Literature
ENGL 4840
Representations of Native Americans in Text & Film
ENGL 4910
Total Credits18

Form and Genre

ENGL 3050
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 3060
Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 3070
Creative Writing: Drama
ENGL 3080
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
ENGL 3100
Topics in Creative Writing
ENGL 3110
American Short Story
ENGL 3140
ENGL 3170
European Drama
ENGL 3180
ENGL 3190
Literature of Ridicule and Satire
ENGL 3210
Fantasy and Literature
ENGL 3220
Film and Literature
ENGL 3240
Reading the Female Bildungsroman
ENGL 3241
Young Adult Literature
ENGL 3380
The Classics and Literature

History and Context

ENGL 3250
British Literary Traditions to 1800
ENGL 3260
British Literary Traditions after 1800
ENGL 3270
American Literary Traditions to 1865
ENGL 3280
American Literatures after 1865
ENGL 3290
Topics in American Literary Traditions
ENGL 3310
World Literary Traditions I
ENGL 3330
World Literary Traditions III
ENGL 3470
Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 3490
19th Century British Literature

Culture and Critique

ENGL 3500
Literature of the Postcolonial World
ENGL 3520
African American Literary Traditions II: After 1900
ENGL 3530
Topics in African American Literary Traditions
ENGL 3540
Literature of the African Diaspora
ENGL 3550
Native American Literature
ENGL 3560
Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 3570
Writing Sex in the Middle Ages
ENGL 3590
Nature and Literature
ENGL 3591
Monsters of Europe: Nature and Monstrosity in European Literature
ENGL 3600
Women in Literature
ENGL 3610
The City and Literature
ENGL 3620
Topics in Spirituality and Literature
ENGL 3625
The Sacramental Imagination
ENGL 3630
Disaster Narratives
ENGL 3640
British Culture and Travel
ENGL 3650
Science Fiction
ENGL 3660
LGBTQ Literature and Culture
ENGL 3700
The Bible & Literature
ENGL 3730
Introduction to Medical Humanities, Literature
ENGL 3740
Medicine and Literature

Rhetoric and Argument

ENGL 3750
Writing about Literature
ENGL 3850
Persuasive Writing
ENGL 3854
Living Writing
ENGL 3859
Writing Consulting Practicum
ENGL 3860
Public Writing
ENGL 3880
Writing Personal Narratives and Memoirs
ENGL 3875
Conflict Writing

Continuation Standards

All English courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to count for English minor requirements and for the student to continue in the minor.

Students can complete all or part of the English minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid. 

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