The Department of Western Languages and Literatures welcomes applications for its new Minor Degree in English Literature. Successful applicants will begin their degree in Fall 2022.

Program of Studies:

3 required courses (9 credits/ 18 ECTS) + 4 elective courses (12 credits/ 24 ECTS)

Required courses:

EL 101 Survey of English Literature from the Old English Period to the Restoration (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)

EL 102 Survey of English Literature from the Restoration to the Present (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)

ENGL 105 Introduction to Literary Forms I (3 credits/ 6 ECTS) or ENGL 106 Introduction to Literary Forms II (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)

Elective courses:

These are selected from the EL, AL, CL, DRA coded courses, listed in the undergraduate catalog of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, subject to the approval of the minor degree advisor. At least 2 of the elective courses must be coded 300 or 400.

Admission Requirements:

-Academic standing: students who apply must be in their third semester or above and their minimum GPA must be 3.50/4.00.

-Written exam: students must have an excellent command of English language and be competent at critical reading and literary analysis.

-Interview: students who have successfully passed the written exam will be invited to an interview, which will assess their oral speaking skills and their ability to integrate the minor degree in their current course of study and future professional plans.

To apply:

Students applying to the minor degree in English Literature should e-mail their one-page statement of purpose in English, a recent transcript, and the attached application form Yan Dal Başvuru Formu (completed and signed by all required parties) to Dr. Myrto Drizou ( by August 24, 2022. Details on the degree can be found here:

A written exam will take place on Monday, August 29, at 12:00, and interviews with applicants who have successfully passed the exam will be held on Wednesday, August 31, starting at 12:00. More information on the exam and interviews will be announced later.