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The department offers a wide range of possibilities for noncontiguous minors. The options include courses in a single regional or national literature, courses in more than one literature, and a combination of language and literature courses. The minors require seven courses. All courses taken to complete a literature minor must be taken for a letter grade. No grade below C- is acceptable. Advanced Placement (AP) credit will not satisfy minor requirements.

A minor in literature will consist of seven courses as described below.

French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish literature: seven courses, at least four of which must be upper-division in the same literature.

Literatures in English, Literatures of the World, and Literature/Writing: seven courses, at least five of which must be upper-division.

Lower-division courses applicable toward minors:

Literatures in English: LTEN 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 60
French Literature: LTFR 2A-B-C, 50
German Literature: LTGM 2A-B-C
Greek Literature: LTGK 1, 2, 3
Hebrew Literature: JUDA 1, 2, 3 (see Judaic Studies)
Italian Literature: LTIT 2A-B, 50
Latin Literature: LTLA 1, 2, 3
Russian Literature: LTRU 2A-B-C
Spanish Literature: LTSP 2A-B-C-D-E, 50A-B-C
Literature/Writing: LTWR 8A-B-C

Literatures of the World: seven literature courses, at least five of which must be upper-division--usually 1) a two- or three-course lower-division sequence and 2) five upper-division courses with a single unifying theme. Students may use either the Revelle College Humanities sequence (HUM 1-5) or Eleanor Roosevelt College's Making of the Modern World (MMW 1-6) to satisfy the lower-division sequence for the LTWL minor.

Writing minor: seven courses, at least five of which must be upper-division. The minimum of five upper-division courses must cover at least two major writing genres, with course work chosen from writing courses (LTWR) numbered 100 through 148.

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We suggest ...

Take a few classes towards the minor to ensure it is something you want to pursue. We recommend taking at least 2 courses before you declare.

When you are ready to declare your minor, you can do so online using the Major/Minor Tool in Tritonlink.

Please see the department for further information and specifics regarding minors in literature.