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For a full description of courses offered, see the College Bulletin.
Requires 18 Credits
EL 102 Language and
Rhetoric - 3 credits
Requires 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
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.