English Literature Minor

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

This minor offers students a chance to use their elective hours to satisfy a personal interest, to strengthen their degree, or to enhance their career opportunities.

When you begin this minor, you must register with the chief departmental advisor, and you must check your progress with the advisor at least once a year until you complete the minor. Courses taken credit/no-credit will not count toward the minor. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor. This minor is open to all majors except English: Literature.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required course
ENG 298Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies3
Additional courses
Select 15 hours of the following: 1, 215
Popular Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Drama
Life and Thought in English Literature
Life and Thought in English Literature
Life and Thought in English Literature
Introduction to Shakespeare
Life and Thought in American Literature
Life and Thought in American Literature
Life and Thought in American Literature
Major American Authors
Literature and Identity
Literature and Travel
Literature and Sexuality
Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Film
Studies in Themes and Genres
The Short Story
American Women Writers
British Women Writers
GLBTQ Literature
Native American Literature
Appalachian Literature
Asian American Literature
Life and Thought in European Literature
Life and Thought in European Literature
Latino/a Literature and the Americas
Modern Drama
Children's Literature
Cultures and Literature of the American South
The English Novel
American Fiction
Modern Poetry
Contemporary American Fiction
Medieval Literature
The Renaissance: Nondramatic Literature of the 16th Century
17th-Century Poetry and Prose
English Literature of the Restoration
English Literature of the 18th Century
African American Writing, 1746-1877
African American Writing, 1878-1945
African American Writing, 1946-Present
Writers of the Early Romantic Period
Writers of the Later Romantic Period
English Literature of the Early Victorian Period, 1830-1860
English Literature of the Later Victorian Period, 1860-1901
British Modernism, 1890-1945
Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present
Ethnic American Literatures
Colonial and Early National American Literature
Topics in Film
American Literature, 1810-1865
American Literature, 1865-1914
American Literature, 1914-1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
Feminist Literary Theory and Practice
Colonial & Postcolonial Literature
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Studies in American Regionalism
Queer Theory
Major English and American Writers
Studies in Genre
Gender and Genre
Studies in Literary Theory
Special Topics in Literary Study
Total Credit Hours18

At least one course must be a 400-level seminar.


No more than two courses can be at the 100-level.