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The Multicultural Literature Minor


The minor in multicultural literature is designed for students who are interested in the rich literature originating from and reflective of the experiences of women, minorities, indigenous people, and immigrants in the United States, as well as literatures from the Western and non-Western worlds.

A minor in Multicultural Literature (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the baccalaureate degree in the student’s home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • 9 credit hours must be in English courses.
  • One course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.

Electives: 
Choose 5 courses (15 credit hours) from the following:

ENG-L 207 Women and Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 245 Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 364 Native American Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 370 Recent Black Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-L 378 Studies in Women and Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 379 Minority and Ethnic Literature of the United Sates (3 cr.)
ENG-L 382 Fiction of the Non-Western World: 20th Century African Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 406 Topics in African American Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 411 Working Class Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 411 South African Literature and Society (3 cr.)
SPAN-S 360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
SPAN-S 470 Women and Hispanic Literature (3 cr.) 
SPAN-S 472 Spanish American Literature 2 (3 cr.)
SPAN-S 477 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 cr.)

To officially declare the minor, complete an English minor form available in CA 423 or on the English department website. Return the form to CA 423 or email it to lead undergraduate advisor Francia Kissel (fkissel@iupui.edu).

For a PDF of the Minor in Multicultural Literature Checksheet, click here.

For more information, contact: 
Professor Jane E. Schultz
Director of Literature
Email: jschult@iupui.edu 
Office: Cavanaugh Hall (CA), Room 501R