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Literature, Minor

Why Choose a Minor in English?

The world needs articulate communicators, and with the minors below, you’ll know how to meet that demand. Perfect your writing skills and cultural literacy to prepare for a career in advertising, public relations, editing, publishing or teaching.

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Professional Development Opportunities.

Guest lecturers

Meet luminaries such as U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, poet and fiction-writer Valada Flewellyn, ESPN writer Pat Yasinskas and filmmaker Ralph Clemente.

Co-curricular activities

Become an active member of the Alpha Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Contribute to Sandhill Review literary magazine and The Lions' Pride student newspaper.

Internships

Interact with local and national media through Saint Leo’s University Communications and Athletic Communications offices. Spread your wings off-campus at the Associated Press and Tampa Bay Times.

Conferences

Attend writing and English Honor Society conferences.

 

English Minor

The English minor is designed to provide students with a diverse approach to the study of literature.

Required Courses

  • ENG 220 - Introduction to Literary Study and Research 3 credits
  • ENG 312 - Foundations of British Literature I 3 credits
  • ENG 313 - Foundations of British Literature II 3 credits
  • ENG 320 - Foundations of American Literature 3 credits
  • Plus three upper-level English courses 9 credits

Total Credits: 21

 

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing minor provides students from any major an opportunity to explore and master the art and craft of writing fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and plays.

Creative Writing Minor

  • ENG 202 - Being a Writer 3 credits

  or

  • ENG 225CL - Writing Wild: Exploring the Four Genres 3 credits
  • ENG 315 - Studies in Narrative: Telling Tales in School 3 credits
  • ENG 345 - Studies in Place: Are We There Yet? 3 credits
  • ENG 355 - Studies in Voice: What Do You Have to Say? 3 credits
  • ENG 462 - Seminar in Prose: Fiction/Nonfiction 3 credits

or

  • ENG 463 - Seminar in Poetry 3 credits

Total Credits: 15

 

Cultural Studies Minor

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary area of concentration within the English major that reads diverse cultural artifacts of any genre as "texts" to determine meaning, examines the means of cultural production, and explores a wide range of related, interconnected issues including global culture, popular culture, subcultures, conflicts, and postmodern critical theories, such as post-structuralism; it will enhance any field of study. Students from all majors may participate in this intellectually stimulating minor for personal enrichment without committing to the English major. The minor consists of five undergraduate courses for a minimum of 15 total credit hours. English majors already enrolled in the "Literary and Cultural Studies" specialization of the English major may not take this minor; however, English majors in other specializations can.

Core Requirements

  • ENG 220 - Introduction to Literary Study and Research 3 credits
  • ENG 240 - Reading Everything: An Introduction to Cultural Studies 3 credits

The World's Cultural Texts

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ENG 219 - On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative 3 credits
  • ENG 327 - Mythology 3 credits
  • ENG 410 - Reading the Planet: Comparative Global Literatures in Translation 3 credits

Relevant Lenses for Critiquing Culture as Text

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ENG 346 - Literary Conflicts and Conversations 3 credits
  • ENG 357 - Reading the Environment in Literature and Film 3 credits
  • ENG 416 - Women and Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 435 - Literary Criticism 3 credits

Beyond Canonical Literary Culture

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ANT 327 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  • FAS 115HM - Introduction to Film 3 credits
  • ENG 319 - Studies in Speculative Fiction 3 credits
  • ENG 340 - Topics in Selected Literary Studies 3 credits
  • ENG 443 - Reading with Pictures: Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature 3 credits
  • HTY 323 - American History through Sports 3 credits
  • HTY 424 - American Popular Culture 3 credits

 

Journalism Minor

Minor Requirements

  • ENG 205 - Introduction to Professional Writing 3 credits
  • ENG 227 - Basic Journalistic Writing 3 credits
  • ENG 441 - Advanced Journalism 3 credits
  • ENG 318 - English Pre-Internship 3 credits

or

  • ENG 428 - English Internship 3 credits

Choose two of the following courses:

  • ENG 332 - Creative Non-fiction 3 credits
  • ENG 430 - The Independent Writer 3 credits
  • ENG 450 - Desktop Publishing and Design 3 credits
  • ART 226 - Beginning Photography 3 credits
  • COM 333 - Web Design and Information Resources 3 credits

Total Credits: 18

 

Literature Minor

The Literature minor provides students from any major an opportunity to explore and is designed to offer students a diverse approach to the study of literature. This minor requires 18 credit hours.  English majors in the Literary Studies specialization may not take this minor.

Literature

  • ENG 220 - Introduction to Literary Study and Research 3 credits

Complete any 5 of the following courses: 

  • ENG 219 - On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative 3 credits
  • ENG 240 – Reading Everything: An Introduction to Cultural Studies 3 credits
  • ENG 311 - Survey of Major Writers of the 20th Century 3 credits
  • ENG 312 - Foundations of British Literature I 3 credits
  • ENG 313 - Foundations of British Literature II 3 credits
  • ENG 316 - Southern Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 320 - Foundations of American Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 321 - The English Novel 3 credits
  • ENG 323 - History and Structure of the English Language 3 credits
  • ENG 326 - Playwriting 3 credits
  • ENG 330 - Foundations of American Literature II 3 credits
  • ENG 340 - Topics in Selected Literary Studies 3 credits
  • ENG 343 – Major Writer Seminar 3 credits
  • ENG 346 – Literary Conflicts and Conversations 3 credits
  • ENG 349 – History and Literary Movements in Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 357 – Reading the Environment in Literature and Film 3 credits
  • ENG 410 – Reading the Planet: Comparative Global Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 413 - Studies in Early British Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 415 – Contemporary Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 416 – Women in Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 420 - Studies in American Literature 3 credits
  • ENG 422 - Shakespeare 3 credits
  • ENG 433 - Studies in Modernism and Postmodernism 3 credits
  • ENG 435 - Literary Criticism 3 credits

Total Credits: 18

 

Professional Writing Minor

Minor Requirement

  • ENG 205 - Introduction to Professional Writing 3 credits
  • ENG 421 - Professional Editing 3 credits
  • ENG 450 - Desktop Publishing and Design 3 credits

Complete 2 courses from the following choices:

  • ART 226 - Beginning Photography 3 credits
  • ENG 227 - Basic Journalistic Writing 3 credits
  • ENG 230 - Rhetoric in Writing 3 credits
  • ENG 310 - Social Media Communications 3 credits
  • ENG 428 - English Internship 3 credits
  • ENG 441 - Advanced Journalism 3 credits

Total credits: 15

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