Do you love to read literature, and enjoy taking literature courses? You don’t need to make English your primary focus to get the benefits of studying it. The English Minor can be an excellent complement to any Major, both those in other humanities subjects or in one of the sciences or social sciences. Whether your aim is to train your mind to think in different ways, to broaden your experience of different cultures, to develop your communication skills, or simply to explore some fascinating texts, the English Minor can enrich your undergraduate studies.
The English Minor can be combined with a Major in an Honours (4-year) BA or BSc, or can be taken on its own in a General (3-year) BA.
Testimonials from Current English Minor Students
Year of Study: Fourth Year
Degree: History Major, English Minor
“The English Department at Queen’s promotes inclusivity and unlocks intrigue through a variety of interesting courses, such as indigenous literature and women writers, to the fantastic and children’s literature. English at Queen’s is a doorway to exploring and falling in love with new literature!
The world is always open, waiting to be discovered.” – Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987.”
Year of Study: Third Year
Degree: French Major, English Minor
“Studying English at Queen’s allows you to explore diverse perspectives and subject matter all while engaging meaningfully with texts and others in the program. English at Queen’s not only helps you develop as a student and academic but as an individual with unique opinions and viewpoints.”