Department of English

Programs / Minors: Minor in Language and Literary Studies

The Minor in Language and Literary Studies

The minor in language and literary studies cultivates the skills of critical reading and analysis. Students gain proficiency in research as well as in written and oral communication. The minor fosters the crucial ability to understand the complexity of our world and to engage with language in sophisticated ways. These skills prepare students for numerous careers and effectively supplement existing majors in other fields.

Programs

Select four of the following - 12 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • LING 3030
    Studies in Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • LING 3035
    Introduction to Language and Linguistics
    3
  • LING 3040
    History of the English Language
    3
  • ENGL 3230
    Literary Genre
    3
  • ENGL 3232
    Topics in Drama
    3
  • ENGL 3320
    Scriptural Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3322
    Hebrew Scriptures as Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3324
    New Testament as Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3330
    Gender Studies
    3
  • ENGL 3340
    Ethnic Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 3350
    Regional Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3360
    Major African American Writers
    3
  • ENGL 3400
    Survey of African Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 3500
    Topics in African American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3600
    Topics in African Diaspora Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 4220
    Critical Theory
    3
  • ENGL 4230
    Theory-Based Studies in Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4340
    Shakespeare
    3
  • ENGL 4360
    American Literature Before 1800
    3
  • ENGL 4370
    British Medieval and Chaucerian Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4372
    British Renaissance Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4374
    Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4380
    World Literature Before 1800
    3
  • ENGL 4401
    Topics in African Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 4460
    19th-Century American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4470
    19th-Century British Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4480
    19th-Century World Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4560
    20th-Century American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4570
    20th-Century British Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4580
    20th-Century World Literature
    3

Notes:
Because all minors require fifteen hours, a fifth course will be selected from the student's Area F requirements in consultation with the advisor for the minor.


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order to graduate with a minor that will be noted on your permanent record, you must declare the minor through Owl Express.

  • A course may not fulfill requirements of more than one minor or certificate.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least "C" in all course work applicable to a formal minor.
  • The credit hours for some courses may be counted toward both the major and minor, but at least 9 hours of the minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • At least 6 of the upper division hours must be earned in residence at KSU.
For more information, contact our Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Dr. Dorothy Kuykendal (dkuyken3@kennesaw.edu; 470-578-7531).