Students minoring in English at Penn explore language, literature, and culture across the globe and in a wide array of forms. From books and manuscripts to theater, film, TV, and digital media, English Minors go everywhere English goes in order to cultivate their critical and expressive skills.
Minors need to take six courses: one must be an upper-level Literature Seminar, one must focus on literature before 1800, and the remaining four can be any English courses.
With prior approval of the Undergraduate Chair or the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, students may count one literature course from another department. Note that courses in the Critical Writing Program (those coded as WRIT) do not count in the Minor.
|Literature Before 1800||1|
A course primarily focused on pre-1800 literature, such as English 1020, English 1820, or anything with attributes AE18, AEB7, or AEMR
|Upper-Level English Literature Seminar||1|
Any course numbered ENGL 0500-0599; 0700-0799; 2000-2999; 4500-4998; 5000-5999
Four English electives, one of which can be in Literature other than English
|Total Course Units||6|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.