English Minor 

A minor in English Language/Literature is useful as a second teachable subject for students choosing to pursue a career in teaching at either the elementary or the secondary level, or for students wishing to undertake graduate studies. More generally, an English minor provides students with valuable tools to hone their reading and writing skills as they seek to position themselves in their Art and Design studio practices and enrich their studies at OCAD University.

Note: If planning on using this minor for English as a second teachable, consult with the teaching program you will be attending for specific course requirements, which may vary from those listed.

Please note not all courses are offered every year. 

Take six courses from the following elective courses: 3.0

(At least three out of the six courses must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level, and no more than one course should be taken from the Creative Writing courses list:)

Literature Courses:

ENGL 2003 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 2004 Studies in British Literature
ENGL 2005
Writing the World - Introduction to Literature
ENGL 3002 Children's Literature
ENGL 3003 Science and Technology in Literature
ENGL 3004 Studies in Canadian Literature
ENGL 3009 Studies in American Literature
ENGL 3011 Writings by Artists 
ENGL 3012
Literature and Social Change
ENGL 3013
Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative
ENGL 4002 Diasporic Literatures
ENGL 4003 Transmedia Texts
ENGL 4005 Graphic Novels
ENGL 4006 Queer Literature

Creative Writing Courses:

ENGL 2001 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3006 Creative Writing-Poetry
ENGL 3007 Creative Writing-Nonfiction
ENGL 3008 Creative Writing-Short Fiction
ENGL 4004 Dub, Spoken Word & Performance Writing
ENGL 4007 Hybrid & Experimental Writing
Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Total Credits 3.0

Important note:

  • Carefully check anti-requisites to ensure you do not repeat courses.
Courses no longer offered which may be included in the minor:

Introduction to Literary Criticism (taken between 2005/2006 and 2012/2013)
The Artist in European & American Literature (taken between 2004/2005 and 2011/2012)
Introduction to Dramatic Literature (formerly ENGL 2B04, taken between 2005/2006 and 2011/2012)
Creative Writing II (taken between 2002/2003 and 2011/2012)
European Literary Classics and Criticism (taken between 2005/2006 and 2011/2012)
Advanced Creative Writing (taken between 2002/2003 and 2011/2012)