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
300 Level Requirement
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Medieval Literature
Sixteenth-Century English Literature
Seventeenth-Century English Literature
English Literature of the 18th Century
African American Writing, 1746-1877
African American Writing, 1878-1945
African American Writing, 1946-Present
British Romanticism, 1789-1837
Victorian Literature, 1837-1901
British Modernism, 1890-1945
Ethnic American Literatures
Early American Literature
Topics in Film
Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian/America
Antebellum American Literature
American Realism and Naturalism
American Modernism
Contemporary American Literature
Women and Gender in Film
Interdisciplinary Special Topics
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works
English Renaissance Drama
Studies in Drama and Performance
Studies in Poetry
Studies in Prose
400 Level Requirement
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Major English and American Writers
Studies in Genre
Special Topics in Literary Study
Select 9 hours from unused 300 and 400 level courses above or the following (no more than 6 hours may be at the 100 level.):9
Popular Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Drama
Books You Need To Read
Introduction to Shakespeare
Literature and Travel
Disability and Literature
Humanities and Technology
Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Film
The Short Story
Women Writers
Narrative and Digital Technology
GLBTQ Literature
Native American Literature
Asian American Literature
Introduction to European Literature
Caribbean, Latin American, and Latinx Literatures
Children's Literature
Literature and Medicine
Environmental Literature
Colonial & Postcolonial Literature
English Literature to 1660
English Literature 1660-1900
English Literature 1901 to Present
American Literature to 1900
American Literature 1900 to the Present
Contemporary American Fiction
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
Queer Theory
Black Feminist Theory
Total Credit Hours18