World Literature (Minor)

Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Humanities

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The minor in World Literature will enable students to deepen their understanding of the literary contributions of people through time and in diverse areas of the world.


Requirements for the World Literature Minor


Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory

Choose one of the following: 
ENG311Literary Studies 
SPAN200Introduction to Literary Analysis 

Regional Literatures

Choose two, from different disciplines: 
AAS220West African Literature in English 
AAS221East and Southern African Literature 
FREN334Literature of the French Speaking West Indies 
FREN335Literature of French Speaking Africa 
SPAN301The Literature of the Spanish Speaking Caribbean up to Modernismo 
SPAN302The Literature of the Spanish Speaking Caribbean after Modernismo 
SPAN307Contemporary Latin American Literature 
WLIT201Literature of the Western World Through the Renaissance 
WLIT205Introduction to Francophone Literature 
WLIT206Introduction to the Literature of the Caribbean 
WLIT207Introduction to Latin American Literature 

National Literatures

Choose one from the following: 
ENG328Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
ENG345Twentieth Century British Literature 
ENG350American Voices and Visions I 
FREN206Introduction to Haitian Literature 
SPAN221Spanish Literature to 1700 
SPAN222Spanish Literature from 1700 
WLIT210French Masterpieces in Translation 
WLIT211Italian Theatre in Translation 
WLIT212Masterpieces of Spanish Literature in Translation  

The Literature of Women and Ethnic Minorities

Choose one from the following: 
ENG392African-American Literature 
ENG395Women Writers 
FREN226French and Francophone Women's Writing 
SPAN300Women Writers from Latin America 
SPAN320Women Writers from Spain 
WLIT225Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S. 
WLIT226Contemporary Women Writers in World Literature 

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