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Literature Minor

Why Minor in Literature?

A Literature minor may be particularly attractive if you seek to augment your major field of study with a basic knowledge of literature.

Requirements for the Minor in Literature

Minors in English

Transfer students must complete 9 credits at Westfield, with 6 credits taken at the 0300 level.

    Requirements for the Literature Minor - 18 Credits

    Students take 18 credits of literature courses from the following list, and they are encouraged to follow thier interests and study the literature that most engages them.  At least six credits must be at the 300-level.

    • ENGL 0112 - Introduction to Black American Literature
    • ENGL 0115 - Introduction to Native American Literature
    • ENGL 0117 - Introduction to Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 0210 - British Literature to 1603
    • ENGL 0211 - British Literature 1603-1780
    • ENGL 0212 - British Literature from 1780 to the Present
    • ENGL 0213 - Introduction to British Literature
    • ENGL 0215 - Introduction to American Literature
    • ENGL 0216 - American Literature to 1865
    • ENGL 0217 - American Literature Since 1865
    • ENGL 0221 - World Literature
    • ENGL 0228 - Introduction to Shakespeare
    • ENGL 0240 - Cultural Studies
    • ENGL 0295 - Gateway to Advanced Literary Study
    • ENGL 0300 - Development of the Novel
    • ENGL 0311 - The British Novel
    • ENGL 0312 - Queer Literatures and Theory
    • ENGL 0313 - Medieval English Literature
    • ENGL 0317 - Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories
    • ENGL 0318 - Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances
    • ENGL 0319 - Victorian Literature
    • ENGL 0323 - The American Novel
    • ENGL 0324 - Advanced Studies in Black American Literature
    • ENGL 0326 - Advanced Studies in Global Women's Literature
    • ENGL 0327 - Contemporary Cross-Cultural Literature
    • ENGL 0330 - An Introduction to Modern Literary Criticism
    • ENGL 0332 - Romantic Literature
    • ENGL 0339 - Literature of the Eighteenth Century
    • ENGL 0341 - Seminar in Major British and American Authors
    • ENGL 0344 - Studies in Satire
    • ENGL 0364 - American Drama
    • ENGL 0365 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism
    • ENGL 0370 - Modern Drama
    • ENGL 0376 - Modern British and American Poetry
    • ENGL 0382 - Contemporary Poetry
    • ENGL 0397 - Special Topics in Literature