Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literature and Cultural Analysis Minor (A)

Discover the ways what we say—and how we say it—shape our understanding of ourselves, our culture, and the world around us. Courses in this program regularly move beyond the classroom (from interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists to courses held in regional jails) to build the skills that help you find context and meaning through analysis and creativity.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A area of the REAL Curriculum. Students describe how social and cultural behaviors, beliefs, social institutions, and/or environments affect literary genres, periods, and traditions. Students make connections between texts and the cultures that produce and consume them. Specifically, the minor will help students understand and describe the ways that genres are socially, culturally, and historically situated entities that evolve and change over time. Students analyze the intersection of historical and cultural concerns within culture by analyzing the relationship, for example, between specific literary traditions (African American, Native American, Appalachian, and LGBTQ+ texts) and conventionally canonical literary traditions. Finally, students analyze the contexts (including behaviors, beliefs, cultures, social institutions, and/or environments) for the works of an author or period and examine the ways writing affects audiences’ perceptions of authors, cultures, and/or ideas. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, E, and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Literature and Cultural Analysis minor includes 6 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Literature and Cultural Analysis minor includes 6 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Total Credits Needed for Minor 18