Literature (Minor)

This flexible minor allows students to choose from literature coursework spanning fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, in addition to workshops in creative writing.

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Explore a variety of literary coursework on topics ranging from science fiction to poetry, short fiction, the novel, world literatures, Shakespeare, and more, along with workshops in creative writing. With the Minor in Literature, students will grow their ability to analyze and interpret creative texts, advance their understanding of the craft of writing, and strengthen their own writing skills.

Program Overview

By minoring in literature, students will grow their ability to analyze and interpret creative texts, advance their understanding of the craft of writing, and strengthen their own writing skills. Coursework options include a range of topics in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Career Opportunities

The Minor in Literature is a great complement to any humanities major and an asset to anyone looking for a career emphasizing communication skills. Potential fields include:

  • Public relations and marketing
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Library and information science
  • Education

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of literature courses at or above the 300-level.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.