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English Language and Literature

English Minor
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Students enrolled in any degree program may pursue a minor designation in English Language and Literature.

The English Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic course units (eight courses) in English with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:


  1. Courses transferred from other institutions without a specific course designation (e.g., ENGL 1XX) may only be counted towards the English electives.
  2. Results from all English courses taken at the University of Waterloo are used to calculate the cumulative English average. 
  3. ENGL 200A, ENGL 200B, ENGL 251A, ENGL 251B are strongly recommended for second year.
  4. A maximum of two of the following courses may be used to fulfil English plan requirements: ENGL 210E-ENGL 210I, ENGL 309E, ENGL 376R, ENGL 377R. The following English courses do not fulfil English course requirements for any English plan, including the minor: ENGL 119, ENGL 129R. These courses are designed primarily to make students aware of the different functions of language in various contexts and to assist them in improving their writing.
  5. Although the Department of English provides advisors to help students choose their academic plans, arrange their courses and conform with the University, Faculty, and Department regulations, students are urged to study the Undergraduate Calendar very carefully because they are themselves responsible for failure to abide by these regulations.


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