English Minor

The English Minor centers on the study of literature, language, and culture, and allows students to take courses in English and American literature, creative writing, film, and world literatures written in or translated into English.  A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 100 level.


Program Requirements

ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
Select 15 credits from the following in consultation with your advisor (no more than two 100-level courses can count toward the minor):15
Writing New Jersey Now
Foundations of American Identities and Cultures
Afrofuturism and Its Histories
American Popular Entertainment: Vaudeville, Radio, Film and TV
Caribbean Diasporas
Special Topics in American Identities and Cultures
American Identities and Cultures: Theories and Methods
Healing in America: History, Narrative, and Performance
Shakespeare and American Identity
Capstone in American Identities and Cultures
Introduction to the Film
Special Topics in Film Studies
Major Film Movements
Major Film Genres
Major Film Directors
World Film Before 1945
World Film After 1945
Intermediate Screenwriting
The Contemporary Film
American Film to 1945
American Film 1945 to the Present
Gender and Sexuality in Film
Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film
Advanced Screenwriting
Seminar in Film
Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay
Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Myth and Literature
Queer Fiction
American Literature I: Beginnings to 1890
American Literature II: 1890 to Present
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
American Drama
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
English Literature II: 1660 to Present
King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Special Topics in Comparative Literature
The Golden Age of Children's Literature
English Novel to 1900
Art of Poetry
Art of Fiction
Art of Drama
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Vietnam War and American Culture
Survey of Brazilian Literature
The English Language
Women Poets
Critical Approaches to English
The Novels of Toni Morrison
Young Adult Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
American Indian Themes
African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Early American Literature
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature
Literature of American Renaissance
European Romanticism
Contemporary Irish Literature
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Postwar American Fiction 1945-1990
Literature of the Enlightenment Era
Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
From Sensibility to Romanticism
Medieval English Literature
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Victorian Poetry
Renaissance Literature
Victorian Popular Fiction
The Victorian Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Non-Fiction Prose
English Drama: Beginnings to 1642
Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories
Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
James Joyce
Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939
Modern Irish Drama
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Contemporary Poetry
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
English Independent Study I
English Independent Study II
Women Prose Writers
Literary Modernism
Contemporary European Drama
Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Comic and Satiric Tradition
The Grammars of English
Old English Language and Literature
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in English Literature
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Beginning Drama Workshop
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Intermediate Drama Workshop
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Seminar in Creative Writing
History of Journalism in America
Structure of American English
Language in Society
History of the English Language
Total Credits18