Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Women’s Literature Minor

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Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 Credits


The study of Women’s Literature includes the study of literature written by women and analysis of the representation of the wide range of issues that shape their lives and work, including but not limited to the construction of gender, sexuality, age, race and class.

Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English majors.

Why Consider a Women’s Literature Minor?

A Women’s Literature minor provides you with essential tools for success in a wide range of careers: the ability to read critically, write clearly and specifically, and synthesize information and arguments drawn from diverse disciplines and perspectives as a means of interpreting a single text. Employers and professions of all kinds value such abilities and look for those who have them.

 Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Elle Starr
Humanities 327

 Sample Careers

Publishing and editing | Human management and development | Education | Government and the law | Public relations | Healthcare and technology, among others

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Meet in person with the English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elle Starr, to declare this minor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


❑ Courses under advisement at the 300 and 400 level, to be selected from courses in women writers, topics focused on the work of women writers, and topics in language and power of gender.
Note: Only one course from each pair may be taken for credit in English majors and minors: ENG 307/ENG 317, ENG 308/ENG 318, ENG 309/ENG 319, ENG 310/ENG 320, ENG 311/ENG 321.

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