Build communication, linguistic, and critical thinking skills with a minor in English language.
A minor in English language can be an instrumental partner for many undergraduate degrees across the university, whether in sciences or the humanities.
If you are a Faculty of Arts student, the minor requires 30 credits in the specialization, 18 of which must be at the upper level. You can add a minor through the Student Service Centre. Courses outside the Department of English Language and Literatures may not count towards the minor.
If you are a student from another faculty and wish to pursue a minor in English, your faculty’s advising team should approve the program.
A. Structure of English: ENGL 330, 331, 321
B. History of English: ENGL 318, 319, 342, 343, 344, 346
C. Approaches to contemporary English: ENGL 323, 324, 328
D. Discourse and meaning: ENGL 312, 322, 327
E. Rhetoric: ENGL 307-311
Note: topics covered in any of the above groups may also focus on ENGL 326 (which has no permanent title) and ENGL 489 (majors seminar-language, where the instructor decides on the topic offered in any given year).
Each course will be classed into one of the groups A-E in any given year, depending on the topic covered. Please see an advisor if you want ENGL 326 or ENGL 489 to count as satisfying group A-E requirements.
6 credits of one of the following options:
- 100-level English
- Arts One
- ENGL 140/LING 140 and 3 credits of 100-level English (this option is recommended, but not required)
- 6 credits of ASTU 100
- 3 credits of ASTU 100 or 101 and 3 credits of 100-level English
- WRDS 150 or 350 and 3 credits of 100-level English
6 credits selected from ENGL 200-249; ENGL 229 is recommended.
18 credits comprised of:
- 6 credits of ENGL 330 and ENGL 331
- 9 credits comprising one course from each of three of five language course groups (A-E)
- 3 additional credits from language course groups (A-E)
Note: courses outside the Department of English Language and Literatures may not count towards the minor.
Declaring a Minor