Graduate Minors

Ph.D. in Literature students have the option of adding a graduate minor to their degree.

Gender Studies

The Graduate Minor in Gender Studies analyzes the significance of gender—and the cognate subjects of sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, religion, and nationality—in all areas of human life, especially in the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions.


The Graduate Minor in Irish Studies will be a six-course program that will provide Notre Dame students with recognition on their degree for work with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Students will engage with faculty and students from many different disciplinary perspectives to the study of Ireland, bringing knowledge and questions that will enrich the Irish Studies community at Notre Dame.

Philosophy, Religion, and Literature (PRL)

The new Philosophy, Religion, and Literature minor (PRL) is designed for students who want to pursue an interdisciplinary course of studies that focuses on the intersections among philosophy, religion, and literature.

Screen Cultures

The Graduate Minor in Screen Cultures adds expertise in teaching and research in film, television and new media.