Minor in World Literature

In keeping with the University's mission to provide an international curriculum, the world literature minor offers students (except those in the LAN and LIT curricula) an opportunity to broaden their perspectives on foreign cultures through the study of literature outside of the Anglo-American tradition. Students will also develop critical, analytical, and linguistic skills essential in today's job market. The minor offers choices from a broad range of courses in literature, in translation or in the original language, from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. World Literature courses are cross-listed in the Department of English and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


Proficiency in foreign language at the FL 202, LAT 202, GRK 202 or above, and fifteen credit hours, distributed as follows, are
required for the minor:

  1. Two courses in World Literature: (FL/ENG 221, 222, 223, 224). One of these courses must be pre-twentieth century (FL/ENG 221 or 222).
  2. Two courses in Special Topics in World Literature (FL/ENG 394), or Seminar in Literary Criticism (ENG 496).
  3. Any 300- or 400-level literature course outside of the student's major; or FL/ENG 539 with permission of instructor.
  4. Two courses may count for both a student's major and minor.


To declare a minor, students should complete and submit the Declare a Minor form to Registration and Records. Consult with the Minor Coordinator (below) for approval prior to submitting the form to Registration and Records.


The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. 

Questions regarding unmet course requirements on your Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below.

Minor Coordinator

Dr. Larysa Mykyta
Withers #203