The English minor offers students in other majors an opportunity to study the global literatures written in English—British and American, African, Asian and Australasian—from historical, cultural, and theoretical perspectives. It attends to literary forms, their evolution and traditions, while emphasizing the diversity of literature’s motives, occasions, influences and effects. Along with the considerable pleasure of reading the myriad expressions of literary art in English, what humanity has to say about itself over centuries and continents, the minor provides a substantial education in critical analysis and argument.
|A. Select three of the following:|
|Multicultural American Literature|
|Topics in English and American Literature|
|Society, Law, and Literature|
|Young Adult Fiction|
|Introductory Seminar in English: Topics in Literary Studies|
|The Craft of Poetry|
|The Craft of Fiction|
|B. Select at least five Departmental (English, Literary Journalism, Writing) courses numbered 102 or above, excluding ENGLISH 150, LIT JRN 197, LIT JRN 198, LIT JRN 199, WRITING 139W, and WRITING 197. Two courses from the following may be substituted:|
|Introduction to Literary Theory|
|Undergraduate Seminar in Critical Writing: Topics in Literary History|
|Undergraduate Seminar: Applications in Literary Theory and Criticism for Creative Writing|
Residence Requirement for the English Minor: Four upper-division courses must be completed successfully at UCI. By petition, two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, providing course content is approved in advance by the department undergraduate chair.