A Literature Minor can help develop your critical thinking, research, writing, and interpretive skills and expose you to a broad range of artistic periods, genres, themes, and contexts.
How does this translate to your career after Barry? Whether you choose a career in Journalism, Marketing, Teaching, Law, Social Work, Non-profits, or even Medicine, you will benefit from an enhanced ability to read and analyze critically as well as to communicate and write clearly, all of which will give you a competitive advantage in any field. These transferable skills are also beneficial for your success in graduate studies.
What's? There's no downside in having a minor since it means no extra cost and gets integrated into your academic plan, plus you will learn to interpret and appreciate some of history's best literary works, explore artistic and cultural traditions, and become a well-rounded individual.
Minoring in Literature allows you to select 21 credits (7 courses) from any of our Literature or Humanities courses. You can choose from genre courses like: Latino/a Literature, Women in Literature, Caribbean Literature, and Literature and Film; traditional period courses such as World Literary Masterpieces, Major American Writers, Major British Writers, and Shakespeare; and special topics such as Modern and Postmodern Poetry, The Short Story, Hemingway, and The Harlem Renaissance. Students also choose from a wide variety of compelling Humanities courses that combine literature with film or music, including The Horror Story, The Villain, The Detective Story, Science Fiction, American Dreams, Representations of War, The Graphic Novel, Gendered Images, Native American Literature, Roots, Rap and Reggae, and Jazz in Film and Literature.
Sign up for an English minor at Barry! For information about this program, contact Dr. Laura Alonso-Gallo.