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"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote." — E. M. Forster

Earning a Minor in English Literature at Lindenwood University

A minor in English literature at Lindenwood University requires 21 credit hours. Students are able to study a wide variety of texts both classic and contemporary, ranging from the works of William Shakespeare, to Chaucer, Medieval, Restoration, Romantic, and Victorian literature. Courses in British, American, and World literary traditions are offered. Other courses are available in subjects as diverse as Latino, Native American, African-American, and Greek literatures, as well as frequent special-topics courses on subjects of particular interest to professors and students.

An English literature minor can be a great combination with any degree program across the University, as it enables students to develop their critical reading and thinking skills, which are essential in any career. The experience in reading complex, interesting texts and writing in-depth critical arguments and analyses allows students in this minor to enhance their writing, reading, analysis, and research skills, which undoubtedly is a strength when applying for a job in any field. Furthermore, the chance English literature minors get to read and talk about the best literature in the world is enlightening and stimulating. 

See a list of English Course Descriptions to read about the variety of courses you might be taking.

Interested in studying Literature? Contact us for more information about how to become a minor!

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