Carnegie Mellon University

Literature & Culture - Minor

The Literature & Culture Minor consists of 6 courses.

Learn how to declare a minor in Literature & Culture.

Curriculum: 6 courses, minimum 54 units

To see examples of applicable courses, please visit the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Required Introductory Courses (2 courses, 18 units):

76-26x Introductory Genre Writing Course (choose from 76-260 Intro to Writing Fiction, 76-261 Intro to Writing Creative Nonfiction, 76-265 Intro to Writing Poetry, or 76-269 Intro to Screenwriting)
76-275 Intro to Critical Writing

200-Level Literature & Culture Core Courses (2 courses, 18 units):

  • These courses are designed to give students the experience in interpreting and writing about literature and other media in cultural context.
  • One course must be before 1830.

300- or 400-Level Courses in Literature, Culture, or Theory (2 courses, 18 units):

  • These courses give students a more in-depth experience in studying a period or special topic, an historical overview of theoretical methods important to the analytical work done in literary and cultural studies. Additionally, at the 400-level this work provides a true seminar experience.