University Catalog 2023-2024

American Literature (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of English offers a minor in American literature to N.C. State students, except for English majors in the Literature concentration (16ENGLLLT). The minor consists of any five courses in American literature, three of which must be at the 300 level or above, and one of which must be at the 400-level. Students may transfer in no more than six hours toward the minor. This minor will focus on the English-language literature of the United States and of the British colonies out of which the United States emerged. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. 

Questions regarding unmet course requirements on your Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator below.

Contact Person

Jeffrey Reaser

SIS Code: 16ALM

Plan Requirements

  • 15 hours (5 courses) in American literature
  • No more than 6 hours of transfer credit
  • 3 courses must be at the 300-level or above
  • 1 course must be at the 400-level or above
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor and may count no course grade lower than a ‘C-‘.
  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
Elective Courses15
Survey of African-American Literature
African-American Literature
Survey of African-American Literature
Native American Literature
Major American Writers
American Literature I
American Literature II
LGBTQI Literature in the U.S.
Special Projects in English (when the topic is in American literature)
Women and Literature
The American Novel of the 19th Century
American Fiction, Twentieth Century and Beyond
American Poetry, Twentieth Century and Beyond
Science Fiction
Contemporary Literature
Literature for Adolescents
Major American Author
African-American Literature
Transatlantic Literatures
American Colonial Literature
Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
American Literature, Twentieth Century and Beyond
Southern Literature
Honors in English (when the topic is in American literature)
Special Topics in English (when the topic is in American literature)
Women and Literature
Total Hours15