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Minor Degrees

Students who were registered in the old program prior to the 2012-13 academic year may complete these requirements. Please contact the Department if you have any questions (519-661-2111, ex. 85796).

Minor in English Language and Literature

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Modeled on the Major in English Language and Literature, this module is ideal for students who wish to study a broad range of English courses as a secondary but still notable part of their undergraduate studies. When included in a job application, it tells future employers that you have strong communication and analytical skills, together with the ability to think both creatively and independently.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Module
4.5 courses:


Notes:

**English 2017 and Speech 2001 may not be counted toward the Minor in English Language and Literature. This module facilitates switching at a later date to a Major or Honors Specialization in English.





Minor in English for Teachers

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Developed in consultation with Althouse College, this module allows students to claim English as a teachable subject in an application to a Bachelor of Education program.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Module
5.0 courses:





Minor in Dramatic Literature (ADMISSION DISCONTINUED) This module will be withdrawn effective August 31, 2015.

An ideal module for students who have a particular interest in the academic study of dramatic literature, from Old English Passion Plays and Shakespeare’s tragedies to contemporary classics.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E or 1022E or 1024E or 1035E or 1036E or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Module
4.0 courses:
1.0 course: English 2430E
1.0 course: Classical Studies 3100E
2.0 courses from: English 2400E, 2420E, 2450E, 2460F/G, 2470F/G or Music 2701A/B

Students may apply for permission to substitute up to 1.0 course in a related area, provided that the course is devoted solely to dramatic literature or theatre arts.

Students should note that this Minor does NOT qualify them to present Drama as a second teachable subject to the Faculty of Education at Western unless supplemented by 2.0 courses in "Dramatic or Theatre Arts."




Minor in General English

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Requiring fewer courses than the Minor in English Language and Literature, and offering greater freedom in course selection, this module is a good option for students who enjoy taking the occasional course in English literature but don’t wish to study it in a structured and comprehensive fashion.


Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Module
4.0 courses:


Notes:

**For students first admitted to the module prior to September 1, 2006, a 0.5 course in Writing may be substituted towards this requirement; for students first admitted to the module on or after September 1, 2006, Writing 2101F/G or equivalent may be substituted towards this requirement.

Speech 2001 may not be counted toward the Minor in General English.






Minor in Popular Literature and Cultural Studies

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This module allows students with a special interest in popular literary genres (such as Science Fiction, Fantasy, Detective Fiction and Children’s Literature), and in contemporary cultural theory, to combine their studies in these areas into a distinctive module. It is a particularly good option for students whose primary interests are in Media, Information and Technoculture, Film, and Visual Arts, but also complements and extends interests in more traditional disciplines, such as English, French, History, and Classical Studies.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Module
4.0 courses:

 



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