Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


The Canberra offering is only available to students in teaching degrees.

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 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

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

  1. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A)
  2. at least 20 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B)
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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

  • ENGL110Reading Literature: Form and Genre10 CP
  • ENGL111Literature Across Time and Space10 CP
  • ENGL140Children's Literature: Worlds of Fiction10 CP

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

  • ENGL200Nineteenth-Century Literature: Revolutions in Writing10 CP
  • ENGL202Twentieth-Century Literature10 CP
  • ENGL204American Writing10 CP
  • ENGL205Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults10 CP
  • ENGL210Shakespeare and the Renaissance10 CP
  • ENGL221Cultural Studies10 CP
  • ENGL224Romantic Generations10 CP
  • ENGL231Australian Literature10 CP
  • ENGL232Irish Literature10 CP
  • ENGL234The Literature of Other Worlds: Fantasy and Science Fiction10 CP
  • ENGL235Writing with Style10 CP
  • ENGL236Writing Asia10 CP
  • PERF215On Screen: Movies, TV, Video Games10 CP

    Cross-credited units that count in the English major

  • WRIT200Creative Writing International10 CP

    Cross-credited units that count in the English major

  • WRIT201Emerging Writing10 CP

    Cross-credited units that count in the English major

  • WRIT230Creative Non-Fiction10 CP

    Cross-credited units that count in the English major

  • ENGL331Literary Theory Ways of Reading10 CP
  • ENGL333Global Literary Cultures10 CP
  • ENGL334Reading and Writing the Self10 CP
  • ENGL336Literature in a Digital World10 CP
  • ENGL337Literature and the Environment10 CP
  • ENGL338Adaptation: From Page to Screen10 CP
  • ENGL339Gothic Fiction10 CP
  • HUMA318The Literature and Drama of New York City10 CP
  • HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10 CP

    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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