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Literary Studies (Minor)

About the Program

On the assumption that there is a correlation between mastery of language and success in virtually every field, the English Department devised a minor curriculum intended to strengthen student abilities in several areas connected with language. First and foremost, the minor in Literary Studies places an emphasis on training persons to communicate lucidly, purposefully, and concisely, whether they be writing for a livelihood or using the skill as an adjunct to another expertise. The study of literature is also recognized for its ability to acquaint persons with the world and all the aspects of human experience and to enable them to understand and make value judgments without having to acquire the knowledge empirically themselves.

About the English Department

326 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5416
Fax: (716) 878-5700
http://english.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (3 credit hours)
ENG 190 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY INTERPRETATION 3

Area Courses in Literature (9 credit hours)
Select one from each of the following three areas: 1 9

British Literature
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1914
ENG 252 BRITISH MODERNISM
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 415 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 416 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENG 417 BRITISH NOVEL TO 1800
ENG 418 THE BRITISH NOVEL, 1800-1900
ENG 419 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 420 EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 421 LATER VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 442 THE AMERICAN NOVEL TO 1900
ENG 455 THE BRITISH NOVEL AFTER 1900

American Literature
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 221 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
ENG 354 ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES
ENG 441 THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 443 AMERICAN POETRY AFTER 1900
ENG 444 THE AMERICAN NOVEL AFTER 1900
ENG 445 AMERICAN REALISM

World Literature
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 131 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ENG 230 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 332 RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 335 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 337 MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 345 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 346 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 350 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA I
ENG 351 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA II

Elective Courses in Literature (6 credit hours) 1
Select two English Literature courses from the following: 2 6
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 131 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ENG 151 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1914
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 221 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
ENG 230 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
ENG 231 WOMEN IN LITERATURE
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE
ENG 252 BRITISH MODERNISM
ENG 253 TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE II
ENG 255 THE SHORT STORY
ENG 260 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 332 RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 335 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 337 MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 345 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 346 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 350 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA I
ENG 351 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA II
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE

Total Credit Hours 18
1 At least one of the five Area and Elective Courses in Literature must be a course in literature before 1900, to be chosen by advisement.
2 With adviser approval, ENG 370, ENG 380, ENG 390, or a literature course from another department may be used to fulfill one of the two Elective Courses in Literature.

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