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If you love to read and write, an English minor at Grenfell will expand your creativity, imagination, and critical thinking. There is a particular focus on creative writing and our instructors expose you to different worldviews through literature, allowing you to analyze culture, world events, and your own daily encounters in a new way.

  • Explore both classic and modern literature, from medieval epics to contemporary graphic novels.
  • Better understand the social and cultural conditions of people throughout history.
  • Grasp the changing views and attitudes related to concepts like beauty and truth.
  • Understand the joys and sorrows of others, and make sense of the events that shape us.
  • Learn ways to engage with the world around you and appreciate the diversity of cultural work done by writers in Canada and around the world.
  • Gain solid communication and critical thinking skills.

Grenfell's English minor includes key courses that give you a strong understanding of the essential aspects of English literature. The courses also focus on specific areas of English studies, including:

  • Canadian literature
  • Dramatic literature
  • Modern literature
  • Creative writing

Learn more about Grenfell's English program.


Students completing a minor in English must complete 24 credit hours in the following courses:

  • Six credit hours at 1000 level in English
  • Six credit hours chosen from English 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Three credit hours chosen from English 3205 or 3206
  • Nine additional credit hours in English electives; 3 credit hours must be chosen from courses having an initial digit "3" or "4"

Office of Student Recruitment

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6269