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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 creditsEL 128 Children's Literature: Fables to 1900 - 3 credits EL 130 Children’s Literature: 1900 to Present - 3 creditsEL 259 Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature - 3 creditsEL 272 Advanced Studies in Children's Literature - 3 creditsEL 273 Representations of Childhood in Literature - 3 creditsEL 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 creditsEL 142 Creative Writing: The Literary Magazine - 3 credits EL 144 Reading as Writers: The Literary Essay - 3 credits orEL 145 Reading as Writers: Poetry - 3 creditsEL 203 Poetry Workshop - 3 credits orEL 204 Fiction Workshop - 3 credits orEL 244 Creative Nonfiction Workshop - 3 credits or EL 252 Literary Translation Workshop - 3 credits