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Athabasca University

English Minor

Regulations effective September 1, 2019.

30 credits in English with a minimum of 15 at the senior level:
  1. 3 junior (200) level English credits in composition, for example ENGL 255.
  2. 6 junior (200) level English credits in literary genres, for example ENGL 211 and ENGL 212.
  3. 3 senior (300/400) level English credits in literary theory, for example ENGL 316 and ENGL 423.
  4. 18 credits in English courses (except 100-level).

Note: Courses at the 100 level in English cannot be used toward the minor.


To the extent possible, within the required number of credits, students should attempt to achieve a balanced minor in English by selecting courses in British, Canadian, American, and Indigenous literature, within a range of genres and historical periods, as well as courses in topics that are global, non-canonical, or otherwise representative of marginalized or minoritized communities.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.

Updated December 09 2019 by laurab

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