Minor in English


The Minor in English offers students a flexible framework to pursue their interests in literature, narrative, film, and storytelling. Students can choose from a wide range of 2000 to 4000-level courses to build their own pathway through the program, while developing the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills needed in the world today. While Majors in History, Creative Writing, Psychology, Criminology, Journalism, or Philosophy will find a Minor in English especially complements their degree programs, a Minor in English is complementary to many different degrees in faculties across the institution. The skills and awareness students foster in English courses will benefit them in virtually all their studies, rounding out students’ undergraduate portfolios in ways that appeal to future employers and post-graduate programs. Furthermore, students will benefit from our faculty’s expertise and commitment to teaching excellence, as well as from the small class sizes that characterize undergraduate study at KPU. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts

Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/english

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in English must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a Bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

1000 Level
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
ENGL 1202Reading and Writing About Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature3
or ENGL 1204 Reading and Writing About Genre: An Introduction to Literature
2000 Level
Select 9 credits from courses in ENGL at the 2000 level 19
3000 and 4000 Level
Select 15 additional credits from courses in ENGL at the 3000 level or higher15
Total Credits30

ENGL 2250 recommended

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in English.

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