Bachelor of Arts

Students must complete fifteen (15) hours of Literature or Writing Electives. Some of the courses for selection include the following:

LA211 Children’s Literature 3 credits

This course focuses on identification of materials suitable for children’s reading. A thorough study of Genre is an important component of this class, as well as the study of quality authors and illustrators of children’s literature.

Offered every fall.

LA302 Introduction to Literature 3 credits

This course is an introductory survey of literature, including fiction, poetry, and drama. The course emphasizes development of the student’s ability to read critically and analytically and write in response to the literature.

Offered every spring.

LA351 Literature for Adolescents 3 credits

This course is designed to expose students to quality adolescent literature. Particular emphasis is given to examination of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, various approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.

Offered fall, odd years.

LA312 Multicultural Literature 3 credits

A general survey of multicultural literature, including literature written by or about minorities and literature from nonwestern countries outside the United States. Literature will be examined according to its general literary value and the cultural perspective of the writer.

LA391 Selected Topics In Writing 1 credit

This course is an intermediate writing course for students interested in pursuing individual interests in writing, e.g. “Creative Writing,” “Research Writing,” “The Novel,” etc. This course is typically offered as an independent study upon request. Repeatable (with different topics).

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LA393 Special Topics in Writing 3 credits

This course is offered either as a faculty-selected topic course or as an independent study. As a faculty-directed course, the selected topics will rotate. Not all Selected Topics courses will count toward the composition sequence, but they will count as general elective hours.  As an independent study, this course is available for students (upon request) who are interested in pursuing individual interests in writing, e.g. “Creative Writing,” “Research Writing,” “The Novel,” etc. This course may substitute for English Composition II upon approval. Repeatable (with different topics).

LA397 Selected Topics in Literature 1 credit

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing particular interests in literature, including studies of specific writers, genres, time periods, or topics. The course is typically offered as an independent study upon request.  Repeatable (with different topics).

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LA399 Selected Topics in Literature 3 credits

This course is offered either as a faculty-selected topic course or as an independent study. As a faculty-directed course, the selected topics will rotate. These courses will count as literature elective hours for the required general education humanities core.  As an independent study, this course is available for students (upon request) who are interested in pursuing particular interests in literature, including studies of specific writers, genres, time periods, or topics. Repeatable (with different topics).

The below listed courses, offered online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS), may also be taken for this minor.

See the AGS catalog for course descriptions.

  • EN2260 American Literature I
  • EN2280 American Literature II
  • EN3260 British Literature I
  • EN3280 British Literature II
  • EN4000 Literary Criticism
  • EN4100 18th Century Novel
  • EN4200 History and Nature of English Language
  • EN3400 Editing Essentials
  • EN3800 Professional and/or Technical Writing
  • EN4400 Modern Rhetorical Writing
  • EN4800 Senior Capstone Course