Students interested in the English Minor will begin with English 298 (Introduction to Literary Studies).
In English 298 you will develop an understanding of some key practices of interpretation, including strategies for “close reading” (analysis focused on specific passages of a text) and for using key analytical categories, which may include, for example, form, genre, audience, representation, figurative language, performance, media/mediation. After successful completion of 298, a student can declare the English Minor.
Students must successfully complete 15 credits in English courses, fulfilling two (2) of the core requirements, using two separate courses (6 credits): pre-1642, pre-1830, pre-1900, American literature, Identity and Difference, and Poetry. Students must then complete an additional nine (9) credits of elective English courses.
How to Declare
After successful completion of English 298, students should schedule an appointment with an English advisor to declare and make a course plan. English Minor advising appointments can be scheduled at: Advising Appointments. The minor is designed for majors in other LSA departments and schools at the University of Michigan, and is not open to English majors.