Literature Minor


A Literature minor gives students the flexibility to explore the wide range of English studies with an emphasis on the study of literary works. As a Literature minor you will read and discuss great literary texts and hone your skills as a writer and scholar over the course of six classes (18 credits), many of which are also in the university’s Core Curriculum. Detroit Mercy English courses are taught by award-winning faculty members who are passionate teachers and active scholars and authors.

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    Requirements for the Minor

    Requirements for the Literature Minor

    The minor consists of six courses (18 credits) chosen in consultation with your English department advisor, with the following stipulations:

    • It is recommended that Literature minors take ENL 3000: Writing About Literature (3 credits).
    • The minor must include three or more 3000- and 4000-level courses, at least one of which is at the 4000 level.
    • Internships do not count towards the minor.
    • Students must complete a final portfolio.

    Please Note:

    • ENL1300 College Writing (3 credits) and ENL1310 Academic Writing (3 credits) do not earn credit for the Literature minor.
    • AP or IB credits for English courses do not fulfill requirements for the Literature minor.
    • Only one genre course can fulfill requirements for the Literature minor.

Program Contact Information

Department Chair: Mary-Catherine Harrison, Ph.D.
Briggs Building, Room 218
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1081
Fax: 313-993-1166

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