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 Literature Minor (18 credits)

    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.
    • Students must complete a final portfolio.

    Please Note:

    • The following do not earn credit for the Literature minor:  ENL 1300 College Writing (3 credits), ENL 1310 Academic Writing (3 credits), ENL 3990 Internship (3 credits), AP or IB credits for English courses.
    • Only one course from ENL 2350 Study of Fiction (3 credits), ENL 2450 Study of Poetry (3 credits) or ENL 2650 Study of Drama (3 credits) can be used for the minor.

Program Contact Information

Mary-Catherine Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of English
Briggs Building, Room 218
McNichols Campus

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