The interdisciplinary minor supports the study of literature, literary criticism, and literary and cultural theory beyond the borders of a single national or linguistic tradition or history.

Such study requires not only that students study literary and cultural theory, but also that they explore literature in more than one language.

Courses You Might Take

ENG 352

Shakespeare in Action


This course begins with the premise that Shakespeare's dramas are not only works of dramatic literature that trace an action across five acts, but also play scripts for actors who performed 400 years ago.  As such, they require…

SPA 320

Span Lit Through Golden Age


Major works from medieval times through the seventeenth century, studied against a background of historical developments and literary currents. Conducted in Spanish.

Satisfies Area I for the major in Hispanic Studies and counts towards the interdisciplinary minor in…

GSS 201

Feminist & Queer Theories

Tilburg, Boyer, Horowitz

This class explores the epistemological and theoretical foundations of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Students will become familiarized with the different theoretical traditions that inform contemporary gender analysis, and examine scholarly definitions of gender and sexuality. We…