Literature and the Arts Minor

Literature and the Arts Minor

Stand out with a Literature and the Arts Minor on your diploma

The minor provides you with the opportunity to explore works of literature, film and drama from diverse cultures and perspectives. Our courses enable you to investigate how the human condition and experience have been captured in literature and art.

What Can the Literature and the Arts Minor Do for You?

A literature and the arts minor shows that you are well-rounded, well-read and can talk about big ideas in an engaging way. If you are a STEM, business or pre-professional major, a literature and the arts minor will set you apart from others with similar degrees by signaling the breadth and depth of your education. It will prepare you for the ever-changing modern world by giving you the skills needed to adapt quickly as jobs change. That’s one of the perks of being a passionate lifelong learner.

Like a humanities major, a literature minor has practical applications. For example, did you know that according to The Princeton Review, humanities majors score better on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) than biology majors do? Literature is all about using words effectively, and medical schools are looking for applicants who can communicate well with patients.

In short, a literature and the arts minor will prepare you for life.

I decided to add a literature and the arts minor after my sophomore year, as I fell in love with reviewing and analyzing films. It provided me with a new way to appreciate films that I had never thought of before, something that opened my eyes to just how influential the film industry can be.

Kristina Kolibab '19 Computer Science Major

Literature and the Arts Requirements

Requirements for the literature and the arts minor: any five LIT and/or FILM courses.

Course Offerings:

  • FILM237 The Horror Film
  • FILM260 Major Marginalized Movie-Makers
  • FILM322 The Hollywood Cinema
  • FILM345 Film and Native America
  • LIT220 American Gods
  • LIT221 Great American Authors
  • LIT222 Philosophy for Life
  • LIT223 Dystopian Fiction
  • LIT225 American Short Story
  • LIT226 Modern Fiction
  • LIT227 Tales from the Tropics
  • LIT230 Monsters in the House
  • LIT235 Science Fiction
  • LIT240 Gender and Popular Culture
  • LIT248 Nobel Prize Winners in Literature
  • LIT250 World Literature
  • LIT253 Greek Mythology
  • LIT255 Close Encounters of the X Kind
  • LIT260 Introduction to Poetry
  • LIT262 Women Acting Out
  • LIT265 Creative Writing
  • LIT270 Comics of Conscience
  • LIT275 Demons and Witches
  • LIT280 Disaster Lit
  • LIT335 Violence and Reconciliation
  • LIT355 Power, Exploitation, and Freedom: Postcolonial Literature
  • LIT380 Shakespeare's Game of Thrones: Blood, Lust, and Power

Contact Us

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 315-268-6410

Interested in learning more about the Literature and the Arts at Clarkson? Contact the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences today with your questions.