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School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Literatures & Cultures

The Literatures and Cultures minor enables students who are majoring in other disciplines to nonetheless develop strong skills in literary and cultural analysis, critical reading, and effective writing. Literary study asks questions of history and culture, of gender and minority thought and discourse, of intersections with other fields such as cognitive science, social science, and information science. The UC Merced Minor in Literatures and Cultures seeks to ensure both that students understand the basic notion of cultural production and reception, and that they are, through a variety of courses, familiarized with the relationships between society and literature, between reading and thinking, and between self and societal forms of expression.

*The minor in Literatures and Cultures was discontinued effective Fall 2014.

For additional information on the Literature & Cultures minor at UC Merced, please visit the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts main website.

For Literatures & Cultures minor requirements, please consult your catalog.