Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

Additional information

Through the study of a broad range of literary texts and approaches to reading them, the English minor familiarises students with literary traditions and contemporary literary cultures. This major will reveal the varied ways in which people have lived, thought, felt and imagined, opening up new worlds of understanding. Students will develop vital transferrable skills in effective reading, writing, analysis and interpretation that will equip them for rewarding careers in teaching, journalism, the media, and other professions that require articulate and culturally literate graduates.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. at least 20 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
ENGL110 Reading Literature: Form and Genre 10
ENGL111 Literature Across Time and Space 10
ENGL140 Children's Literature: Worlds of Fiction 10

Part B : 200- and/or 300-level Units

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
ENGL200 Nineteenth-Century Literature: Revolutions in Writing 10
ENGL202 Twentieth-Century Literature 10
ENGL204 American Writing 10
ENGL205 Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults 10
ENGL210 Shakespeare and the Renaissance 10
ENGL221 Cultural Studies 10
ENGL224 Romantic Generations 10
ENGL231 Australian Literature 10
ENGL232 Irish Literature 10
ENGL234 The Literature of Other Worlds: Fantasy and Science Fiction 10
ENGL235 Writing with Style 10
ENGL236 Writing Asia 10
PERF215 On Screen: Movies, TV, Video Games 10 Cross-credited units that count in the English major
WRIT200 Creative Writing International 10 Cross-credited units that count in the English major
WRIT201 Emerging Writing 10 Cross-credited units that count in the English major
WRIT230 Creative Non-Fiction 10 Cross-credited units that count in the English major
ENGL333 Global Literary Cultures 10
ENGL334 Reading and Writing the Self 10
ENGL336 Literature in a Digital World 10
ENGL337 Literature and the Environment 10
ENGL338 Adaptation: From Page to Screen 10
ENGL331 Literary Theory Ways of Reading 10
HUMA318 The Literature and Drama of New York City 10
HUMA332 Arts and Humanities Special Project 10 Restriction requirement for HUMA332. A quota applies to this unit. An application process applies for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must have a GPA of at least 5.5 and be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Education Studies, Mathematics and Technology). Permission from the National Head of School is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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