Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Literature and Expression Minor (E)

Become better, more responsive and insightful readers as well as richer, more precise writers. Learn about contexts and themes informing literature, write for different audiences and purposes, and demonstrate an engagement with texts as art forms with relevance to specific historical contexts, to society, and to your own life.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the E area of the REAL Curriculum. Students read and evaluate a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama that serve as models of the diverse ideas, methods, and expressive forms possible within writing as an artistic expression. Students create informed interpretations that evaluate and synthesize the ways that political, economic, sociocultural, ecological, technological, demographic, and other forces affect the diversity of writing types, styles, and traditions, including specific elements such as narrative point of view, characterization, dramatic structure, setting, and theme. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, A, 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 Expression 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 Expression minor includes 3 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Total Credits Needed for Minor 18