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Narrative Structure Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students with an interest in story-telling who are majoring in programs and disciplines other than Narrative Studies.  The minor, based in the humanities, provides opportunities for undergraduates to study story structure from the perspective of several disciplines.

As with all minors, students must choose at least four courses (16 units) outside their major department and four courses (16 units) that are not being used to satisfy any other subject requirement. 

Course Requirements: 5 courses, 20 units in total

 

Lower Division Requirement
Choose one course (4 units) from the following list.

COLT 101g, Masterpieces and Masterminds:  Literature and Thought of the West (4)
COLT 264, Asian Aesthetic and Literary Traditions (4)
CTCS 190, Introduction to Cinema (4)
CTCS 200, History of the International Cinema I (4)
CTCS 201, History of the International Cinema II (4)
CTIN 190, Introduction to Interactive Entertainment (4)
EALC 125g, Introduction to Contemporary East Asian Film and Culture (taught in English) (4)
ENGL 105x, Creative Writing for Non-Majors (4)
ENGL 262, English Literature since 1800 (4)
ENGL 263, American Literature (4)

 

Core Course

ENGL 303, Introduction to Fiction Writing (4)

 

European and American Literary Narratives
Choose one course (4 units) from the following list.

CLAS 325, Ancient Epic (4)
COLT 312, Heroes, Myths, and Legends in Literature and the Arts (4)
COLT 345, Realist Fiction (4)
COLT 472, Los Angeles Crime Fiction (4)
ENGL 375, Science Fiction (4)
ENGL 425, English Literature of the Victorian Age (1832-1890) (pre-req: 262) (4)
ENGL  426, Modern English Literature (1890-1945) (pre-req: 262) (4)
ENGL 440, American Literature to 1865 (co-req: 263) (4)
ENGL 441, American Literature, 1865-1920 (co-req: 263) (4)                             
ENGL 442, American Literature, 1920 to the Present (co-req: 263) (4)
ENGL 447m, African-American Narrative (4)
ENGL 455, Contemporary Prose (4)
FREN 381, Studies in an Author (Taught in French) (4)
FREN 383, French Women Writers (Taught in French) (4)
GERM 340, German Prose Fiction from Goethe to Thomas Mann (taught in English) (4)       
GERM 372, Literature and Culture in Berlin of the 1920s (taught in English) (4)
SLL 302, Modern Russian Literature (taught in English) (4)
SLL 303 Contemporary Russian Lit (4)
SLL 344, Tolstoy: Writer and Moralist (taught in English) (4)
SLL 345, Literature and Philosophy:  Dostoevsky (taught in English) (4)
SLL 348, Nabokov’s Novels:  Art and Exile (taught in English) (4)
SPAN 304, Survey of Fiction (taught in Spanish) (4)

 

Global Narrative Traditions
Choose one course (4 units) from the following list.

ANTH 372, Interpretation of Myth and Narrative (4)            
EALC 332, Korean Literature in English Translation (taught in English) (4)
EALC 342g, Japanese Literature and Culture (taught in English) (4)
EALC 354, Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (4)
EALC 428, Nature and the Ecological Imagination in Japanese Literature (4)
EALC 452, Chinese Fiction (taught in English) (4)
EALC 455, Japanese Fiction (taught in English) (4)
ENGL 444, Native American Literature (4)
ENGL 445m, The Literatures of America:  Cross-Cultural Perspectives (4)

Narratives in Visual Media
Choose one course (4 units) from the following list.

CLAS 337, Ancient Drama (4)
CTCS 367, Global Television and Media (4)
CTCS 392, History of the American Film, 1925-1950 (4)
CTCS 393, History of the American Film, 1946-1975 (4)
CTCS 394, History of the American Film, 1977-present (4)
CTCS 407, African-American Cinema (4)
ENGL 430, Shakespeare (4)             
ENGL 463, Contemporary Drama (4)
ENGL 471, Literary Genres and Film (4)
ENGL 481, Narrative Forms in Literature and Film (4)
FREN 320, French Cinema and French Society: 1900 to the Present (taught in English) (4)
GERM 360, 20th Century German Prose: Texts and Films (taught in English) (4)
ITAL 446, Italian Cinema and Society (taught in English) (4)\
SLL 346, Russian Drama and the Western Tradition (4)
SPAN 302, Survey of Film (taught in Spanish) (4)
SPAN 306, Survey of Drama (taught in Spanish) (4)