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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies, Minor

The Minor in Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies provides students with an opportunity to study literatures and cultures in more contexts and forms of diversity. Students explore the ways in which the academic study of diverse literatures and cultures is linked to other disciplines that focus on particular aspects of diversity. Students may select from a wide range of courses in African American Literature and Culture, Africana Studies, American Indian Literature and Culture, Anthropology, Latino/Latina Literature and Culture, Women’s and Gender Studies, and History.

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies consists of 18 credit hours at the 2000-level and above.

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)


The below topics courses and/or other ENGL courses may be substituted if designated with a “D” in the course’s section number within Banner, or with the permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

Elective Courses in Other Departments (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following courses in a Diversity Subject Area from a department(s) outside of English:

Grade Requirements

A GPA of 2.0 or above in all English courses taken is required for graduation.


The Department of English allows English majors who minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies, Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, or Technical/Professional Writing to count only two courses from the minor toward fulfillment of the major degree requirements.