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Minors

The Department of English and Comparative Literature offers an array of minors that provide opportunities for students from all majors to pursue interests they may have, discover new interests, and develop knowledge and skills that would be academically, professionally, and personally enriching. In addition to general minors in English and Comparative Literature, specialized minors are available in Children’s Literature, Creative Editing & Publishing, and Creative Writing. For more information or to enroll in one of our minors, please contact Mary Garcia at [email protected].

Download the advising sheet for Minors

The English Minor provides students the freedom to explore an array of literary types and topics. This minor is perfect for students who harbor an interest in literary study or are looking to sharpen their critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.

  • (3 units) English 220: Introduction to Literature
  • (3 units) Choose 1 course: English 510A, 510B, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 527, 528, 530, 533, 534, 536, 537, 540A, 540B, 541A, 541B, 542, 543, 544
  • (3 units) Choose 1 course: English 501, 502, 503, 519, 520, 526, 549, 550, 563 OR Comparative Literature 440, 445, 451, 470, 513, 514, 530, 561, 577, 580, 594, 595, 596
  • (6 units) 2 additional upper-division English courses

Interested in reading and writing about picture books, novels, and other texts for children and adolescents? Whether you are a prospective teacher, a future librarian, an aspiring author, or just intrigued by literature for children and adolescents, the Children’s Literature Minor will suit you.

  • (3 units) English 220: Introduction to Literature
  • (3 units) English 501
  • (3 units) English 502
  • (3 units) English 503
  • (3 units) 1 additional upper-division English or Comparative Literature course

For students considering careers in editing, publishing, and writing, the Creative Editing and Publishing Minor is a smart choice. A combination of coursework and internships allows students in a wide variety of fields to develop their skills in creative content development and gain useful experience.

  • (3 units) English 280
  • (3 units) English 495 (Internship)
  • (3 units) English 576A
  • (3 units) English 576B
  • (3 units) RWS 501, 503W, 507

The Creative Writing Minor is ideal for students looking to develop their skills and pursue their interests in creative writing. Courses include workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative publishing, and editing taught by distinguished MFA faculty.

  • (3 units) English 280
  • (3 units) English 495 (Internship)
  • (9 units) Choose 3 courses: English 570, 571, 573, 576A, 576B, 577, 579, 580, 581W, 584W

The minor in Comparative Literature offers student tremendous flexibility. According to their interests, students can study literature from around the world, explore diverse textual forms, and examine the relationship between literature and other arts.

  • (3 units) Comparative Literature 270A OR 270B
  • (12 units) Choose 4 courses: Comparative Literature 440, 445, 4451 [ or Asian Studies 451], 470, 513, 514, 530, 570, 577, 580, 594, 595, 596


Please see our Courses page for detailed course descriptions.

 

Advising

The Undergraduate Director is Professor Clare Colquitt. To schedule an Undergraduate advising appointment, please refer to sdsu.campus.eab.com.

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