Minor in English

 

The Minor in English can be a very useful partner for many other undergraduate degrees across the university, whether in sciences or the humanities. Like the Majors Program, the Minor in English allows students to specialize in either Language or Literature.

For Faculty of Arts students, a minor requires a total of 30 credits in the specialization, 18 of which must be at the upper level. Students can add a minor through the Student Service Centre. Courses outside the English Language and Literatures Department may not be counted towards the Minor.

Students in other faculties, eg. Faculty of Science, who wish to pursue a Minor in English should have their program approved by Science Advising.

 

Minor in English (Language)


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 be the focus of 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). In any given year, each course will be classed into one of the Groups A-E, 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

  • 100-level English;
  • OR Arts One;
  • OR ENGL 140/LING 140 and 3 credits of 100-level English (this option is recommended, but not required);
  • OR 6 credits of ASTU 100;
  • OR 3 credits of ASTU 100 or 101 and 3 credits of 100-level English;
  • OR 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 English Language and Literatures Department may not be counted towards the Minor.

 

Minor in English (Literature)


A.  Medieval and Renaissance Literatures:  ENGL 343 to ENGL 350
B.  18th- and 19th-Century Literatures:  ENGL 351 to ENGL 364
C.  Modern, Contemporary, Transnational, and Indigenous Literatures:  ENGL 365 to ENGL 379
D.  Media, Theory, Genre, and Special Topic:  ENGL 332 to ENGL 339; ENGL 380 to ENGL 397

6 credits of

  • 100-level English;
  • OR Arts One;
  • OR ENGL 140/LING 140 and 3 credits of 100-level English (this option is recommended, but not required);
  • OR 6 credits of ASTU 100;
  • OR 3 credits of ASTU 100 or 101 and 3 credits of 100-level English;
  • OR WRDS 150 or 350 and 3 credits of 100-level English;

6 credits selected from ENGL 200-249; ENGL 200 is recommended.

18 credits comprising:

6 credits selected from Literature Course Groups A and/or B and,
12 additional credits selected from Literature Course Groups A through D.

Note: Courses outside the English Language and Literatures Department may not be counted towards the Minor.

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