Jun 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Literature, Minor

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English literature minors engage a wide range of texts from varied cultures, genres, historical periods, and perspectives. Pacific’s literature courses are small and intensive in order to build the skills of critical-thinking, analytical writing, and rhetorical analysis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a minor in English Literature, students are able to:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of primary literary texts and a familiarity with their cultural, formal, and literary contexts and backgrounds.
  • identify the role of context in the production, reception, and transmission of literary works (including historical periods, geographic or national spaces, and cultural differences).
  • demonstrate a familiarity with major theoretical schools and discourses and an ability to apply them to a variety of literary or aesthetic works.  
  • support literary analysis and research with peer-reviewed academic resources using proper documentation and citation formats according to industry standards.

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