English Literature (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in English Literature
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: English 
Academic Plan Code(s): ENGLMINOR

Program Requirements

ENGL 300Introduction to Literature 3
or ENGL 310 Special Topics: Introduction to Professional and Public Writing
Two pre-1800 Electives at the 300-500 level 16
Two post-1800 Electives at the 300-500 level 16
ENGL 491Interpretive Theory: The New Criticism to the Present3
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville. 


Of the four electives, at least one must be at the 400 or above level