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Literatures in English Minor


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The skills of critical thinking, interpretation, and writing that are developed in English classes are valued by multiple professions, including law, education, medicine, business, technology, journalism, politics, and social work. The 6-course Literatures in English minor is an excellent complement to any degree in SSHA, Natural Sciences, or Engineering. It signals to employers or graduate schools that a student has advanced reading, writing, and thinking skills.

Minimum Requirements


To be awarded a minor in Literatures in English, students must successfully complete at least 24 units.

Lower Division Minor Requirements [8 Units]


  • One lower-division seminar English course (ENG 050 through ENG 090)
  • One additional lower-division English course (ENG 010 through ENG 090)

Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 Units]


  • Two upper-division Survey of Literatures in English courses (  or   or   or  )
  • Two additional upper-division English courses (ENG 105 through ENG 190)

Guidelines Applying to all SSHA Minors


Students should consult an advisor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to officially declare the minor and plan their courses. The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a Global Arts Studies Minor , for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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