2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English and Textual Studies Minor

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Silvio Torres-Saillant, Director of Undergraduate Studies
417 Hall of Languages


Crystal Bartolovich, Dorri Beam, Dympna Callaghan, Jonathan Dee, Steven Doles, Susan Edmunds, Chris Eng, Carol Fadda-Conrey, Arthur Flowers, Chris Forster, Ken Frieden, Mike Goode, Roger Hallas, Chris Hanson, Sarah Harwell, Brooks Haxton, Mary Karr, Christopher Kennedy, Coran Klaver, Erin S. Mackie, Patricia Moody, Patricia Roylance, George Saunders, Will Scheibel, Stephanie Shirilan, Bruce Smith, Dana Spiotta, Scott Manning Stevens, Harvey Teres, Silvio Torres-Saillant

The Department of English offers programs in textual and cultural studies, with special emphasis on literary history, criticism, and theory. Courses deal with such problems as the nature and implications of reading and interpretation, the production of meaning in language and culture, and the nature of literary forms. The curriculum also includes courses in creative writing.

Minor in English and Textual Studies

The ETS minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework (generally, six courses). Six credit hours (two courses) must be in courses at the 100 or 200 level (lower division) and twelve credits (four courses) must be in courses numbered 300 or above (upper division). One of the lower division courses must be ETS 242 - Reading and Interpretation . Students may include among their upper division courses either one approved course offered by the Writing Program (WRT) numbered 300 or above, or one approved Literature in Translation course (LIT) numbered 300 or above.

Please note that ETS 107 and Advanced Placement credits do NOT count toward the lower division credit requirements for an ETS minor. In addition, no grade lower than a C- for any ETS class will count towards the ETS minor.

Declaring a minor

To declare an ETS minor, students should complete the Declaration of Minor form (http://syr.edu/registrar/forms/Declaration_of_Minor.pdf) and then bring the form to the English Undergraduate Office (401 Hall of Languages) for the signature of the Undergraduate Coordinator. A copy of the form must be filed with the student’s home college.

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