The Minor in English (Teacher Education Preparation) offers a transcript-visible credential in English, with all of the English course requirements to apply to B.Ed programs at UBC and many other Canadian Universities with a specialization or second teachable area in English: the most widely-taught of high school subjects. Flexible by design, the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is open to students in all Faculties, can be completed partially or fully online, and is the only English Minor that allows students to mix Literature, Language, and Writing courses.
The Minor in English: Teacher Education Preparation combines courses in Literature and Language. Students who complete this Minor will have the English course requirements needed to apply to the UBC Teacher Education Program (Secondary) with a specialization in English.
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.
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 or 200-level English;
• OR ARTS One;
• OR 6 credits of ASTU 100;
• OR 3 credits of ASTU 100 or 101 and 3 credits of 100-level or 200-level English;
• OR WRDS 150 or 350 and 3 credits of 100-level or 200-level English.
• 3 credits of 200-level English recommended.
24 upper-level credits comprising:
• 6 credits selected from Literature Course Groups A and/or B (see above for the list);
• 6 credits selected from Literature groups C and D; ENGL 372 and 373 are strongly recommended
• 3 credits from Language Course Groups A-E (see above for list), ENGL 321 recommended.
• 9 additional credits selected from ENGL 301-398. 3 additional credits from Language Course Groups A-E recommended.
• Courses outside the Department of English Language and Literatures may not be counted towards the Minor.