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Department of Language and Literature

Department of Language and Literature

World Literature Minor

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General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

All students minoring in World Literature are required to demonstrate basic conversational and reading proficiency equivalent to one year (two semesters) of college instruction in a modern language other than English or reading proficiency in a classical language before graduating. Students may fulfill this requirement by successfully completing two semesters of university-level modern or classical language courses. Standardized examination (AP, IB, CLEP) may be used to meet the requirement.   (6-8 credit hours)

Select two of the following (minimum 6 hrs):

  • AML 3682 American Ethnic Literature (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 3191 World Literature (3)
  • LIT 3381 Literature of Women of Color (3)
  • SPT 3100 Spanish Literary Masterpieces (3)
  • SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)
  • FRE 1952 French Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • FRT 3140 Francophone Masterworks (3)
  • GER 1952 German Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad (1-6)*

Select two of the following (minimum 6 hrs):

  • AML 4604 Seminar in African-American Lit (3)
  • AML 4630 Latino Literature (3)
  • AML 4703 The Immigrant Exp in Lit of US (3)
  • LIT 4061 Comparative Literature (3)
  • LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
  • LIT 4355 African and Diaspora Literature (3)
  • FRE 1952 French Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • GER 1952 German Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad (1-6)*

* Maximum of 4 credit hours applied toward the World Literature Minor may be earned through FRE 1952 French Study Abroad, GER 1952 German Study Abroad, or SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad taken as one elective.