American Literature

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall (513-529-5221).

This minor offers students not majoring in English a chance to use elective hours to satisfy a personal interest, strengthen their degree, or enhance their career opportunities.

When you begin this minor, you must register with the chief departmental adviser for English and continue to check your progress with the adviser at least once a year until you complete this minor. Courses taken credit/no-credit will not count toward the 18 semester hours required for this minor. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

Six semester hours of introduction to American literature (ENG 141, 142, 143).

Three semester hours of theme or genre study in American literature from: ENG 232, 246, 248, 254, 261, 271, 282, 283, 336, 337, 338, 348, when the topic is appropriate 440, 450 and 490.

Three semester hours of period study in American literature from: ENG 349, 352, 353, 354, and 355.

Six additional hours of advanced study from theme, genre, and period courses listed above. At least one of the advanced courses chosen for these last three categories must emphasize literature written before World War I: ENG 336, 349, 352, 353 or, when the topic is appropriate 440, 450 or 490.

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