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Minor in English

The English Minor provides students with a course of study that focuses on how to read and write critically – that is, analyze, historicize, and politicize literary and cultural texts. Understanding the complexities of texts and their influence in a variety of forms, media, time periods and cultural contexts adds depth and breadth to students' program of study and enhances their career possibilities.

Administered by: Department of English

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:

To receive this Minor, you must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required course (1):

ENG 110 Literatures Across Borders

Maximum two (2) of the following:

ENG 101 Laughter and Tears: Comedy and Tragedy
ENG 104 The Short Story
ENG 201 Myth and Literature
ENG 203 The Literature of Indigenous Peoples
ENG 503 Science Fiction
ENG 505 Creative Writing
ENG 511 The Art of Writing Life
ENG 620 English Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Maximum five (5) of the following:

ENG 200 Writing as a Cultural Act
ENG 208 Introduction to Non-Fiction
ENG 222 Fairy Tales and Fantasies
ENG 223 Literatures of Exile and Migration
ENG 224 Children's Literature
ENG 230 Creativity, Writing and Everyday Life
ENG 402 Comics
ENG 408 World Literatures
ENG 409 Urban Literatures
ENG 413 Literature and Colonization
ENG 416 American Literatures
ENG 417 Special Topics in American Literatures
ENG 421 16C Literature and Culture
ENG 422 17C Literature and Culture
ENG 517 Techniques and Topics in Creative Writing
ENG 520 The Language of Persuasion
ENG 529 Controversies in Public Discourse
ENG 530 Literary Non-Fiction
ENG 531 18C Literature and Culture  
ENG 540 The Novel
ENG 550 Drama
ENG 560 Poetry and Poetics
ENG 570 Auto/Biography
ENG 580 The Gothic
ENG 590 Studies in Word and Image
ENG 611 Film and Literature
ENG 621 Women's Texts, Global Contexts
ENG 623 Film/Literature: Middle East, North Africa
ENG 624 20C Literature and Culture
ENG 632 19C Literature and Culture
ENG 634 Romantic Explorations
ENG 635 Modernism
ENG 640 Literatures of Asia and its Diasporas
ENG 701 Canadian Literatures
ENG 703 Popular Literatures
ENG 705 Studies in Visual Cultures
ENG 706 Shakespeare and Performance
ENG 707 Shakespeare and His World
ENG 710 Special Topics in Canadian Literatures
ENG 720 Persuasion from Plato to Present
ENG 730 The Social Life of Books
ENG 888 Televisual Texts and Contexts
ENG 921 Narrative in a Digital Age
ENG 941 Gender and Sex in Literature and Culture
ENG 942 Decolonizing Literature

Please see PDF fileSenate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.