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  • English Minor Programs

    This is a description, introduction, and/or explanation of the English minors. It is simply placeholder text.

    For a full description of courses offered, see the College Bulletin.
                     

    Minor in English: 18 credits 
    EL 102   Language and Rhetoric - 3 credits
    EL 325   Literary Criticism I:  Ancient to Modern - 3 credits
        or
    EL 326   Literary Criticism II:  Contemporary Theories -3 credits
    EL 114   British Literature:  Middle Ages to Restoration - 3 credits
        or
    EL 115   British Literature:  Neoclassicism to Modernism - 3 credits
    EL 131   American Literature:  Exploration to Civil War - credits
        or
    EL 132   American Literature:  Civil War to Present - 3 credits
    EL — Any 2 Advanced courses (200 level)

    Minor in Children’s Literature: 18 credits (6 courses)
    The Children's Literature Minor is designed to explore the various forms of literature written for children. Students investigate literary shifts involving the ways adults imagine and shape children's virtues and capabilities as well as how children live out or resist those fantasies. Analyzing texts written for children and about childhood, this minor provides the opportunity for both breadth and depth of study. English majors are ineligible for the minor but may concentrate in children's literature. 

    Required courses: 12 credits (4 courses) 
    Choose four courses from the following lists. At least two must be introductory, 100-level, and at least one must be advanced, 200-level.
    EL 129   Young Adult Fiction - 3 credits
    EL 128   Children's Literature:  Fables to 1900 - 3 credits 
    EL 130   Children’s Literature:  1900 to Present - 3 credits
    EL 259   Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature - 3 credits
    EL 272   Advanced Studies in Children's Literature - 3 credits
    EL 273   Representations of Childhood in Literature - 3 credits
    EL 274   Representations of Childhood in Film - 3 credits

    Elective courses:  6 credits (2 courses)
    Students are encouraged to choose from the courses listed above and/or choose relevant courses in related disciplines by approval of the director, Dr. Sara Lindey, sara.lindey@email.stvincent.edu.

    Minor in Creative Writing: 18 credits (6 courses)
    The Creative Writing Minor offers courses in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and literary translation. After three introductory courses in creative writing, students select a genre of focus for advanced study. The minor allows aspiring writers from all academic disciplines to develop their literary craft and become familiar with contemporary literature. Students build sufficient experience to pursue graduate study in creative writing and related fields. 

    Required courses: 12 credits (4 courses)
    Choose four courses from the following lists. At least two must be introductory, 100-level, and at least one must be advanced, 200-level.
    EL 110   Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 credits
    EL 142   Creative Writing:  The Literary Magazine  - 3 credits 
    EL 144   Reading as Writers:  The Literary Essay - 3 credits
        or
    EL 145   Reading as Writers:  Poetry - 3 credits
    EL 203   Poetry Workshop - 3 credits
        or
    EL 204   Fiction Workshop - 3 credits
        or
    EL 244   Creative Nonfiction Workshop - 3 credits
        or 
    EL 252   Literary Translation Workshop - 3 credits