Minors

Minor in English

 

For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

The discipline of English has expanded beyond the traditional study of literature to include creative writing, film studies, technical writing and cultural studies. The Minor in English lets you explore the craft and meaning behind a range of literary and popular texts, analyze how words can shape our ethical, cultural and critical sensibilities, and practice the art of communicating with elegance and clarity. The minor involves a total of eight courses.

Required courses

  • One Composition course from the list provided below
  • One Literature course from the list provided below
  • One 1000-level or higher CRWT or ENGL or FILM
  • Three 2000-level or higher ENGL
  • Two 3000-level or higher ENGL
Composition
  • ENGL 1101 - Writing for Academic Success
  • GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success
  • GNED 1403 - Writing in a Digital Context: Language, Media, Culture
  • GNED 1404 - Writing about Images
Literature
  • ENGL 1151 - The Art of Story: An Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 1152 - Identity and Invention: An Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 2141 - Literature for Young Children
  • ENGL 2216 - Women’s Writing: Voices and Visionaries
  • ENGL 2293 - Science Fiction
  • ENGL 2294 - Comics as Literature
  • ENGL 2295 - Fantasy
  • ENGL 2298 - Children’s Literature: Folklore, Fairy Tale, Fantasy
  • ENGL 2299 - Children’s Literature: Representations of the Real
  • ENGL 2301 - Crime and Conspiracy Literature

Notes:
ENGL 2210 - English Literature to the Restoration and ENGL 2211 - English Literature from the Restoration to the Present are highly recommended since they are foundational to advanced studies in literature.

In addition to these courses, prospective teachers are strongly advised to take:

  • At least one course in Canadian Literature (ENGL 2270, ENGL 2271, ENGL 3256, ENGL 3372)
  • One course in Indigenous Literatures (ENGL 3353)
  • One course in Children’s Literature (ENGL 2141, ENGL 2298, ENGL 2299, ENGL 3397), and
  • One course in Pre-1900 Literature and Language (ENGL 3246, ENGL 3306, ENGL 3312, ENGL 3313, ENGL 3323, ENGL 3324, ENGL 3330, ENGL 3331, ENGL 3340, ENGL 3341, ENGL 3342, ENGL 3343, ENGL 3344, ENGL 3345, ENGL 3350)
Students should be aware that registration in senior offerings requires successful completion of specific courses at the 1000-, 2000-, and/or 3000-level.