"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. If you minor in English literature, you will study a wide variety of texts both traditional and contemporary. Courses in British, American, and World literary traditions are offered, in periods ranging from the medieval to the modern. We also offer courses on the literatures of particular ethnic, cultural, and racial identity groups, such as Latino and African-American literatures. Our faculty frequently offer special topics courses that allow you to deeply explore subjects of particular interest.
An English literature minor can be a great combination with any degree program across the University, as it enables you to develop your critical reading and thinking skills, which are essential in any career. And of course, you get to build all of these skills while reading and discussing some of the best works of literature in the world!
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!