Please note: priority rules apply to (some) courses in this minor and therefore registration period is limited. See the box under 'Application and Registration' for the exact registration dates of the minor and courses.​

Goal and content minor

The English Language and Culture Minor is meant for students interested in English, and in the literatures and cultures that make use of that language. As a global language, English is a useful means of communication in all fields of study. The Minor offers an obligatory component of advanced English proficiency, comparable to what first-year students of English are taught.

Courses

The minor begins with a linguistics course which adopts an articulatory phonetics-based approach to pronunciation and ear-training, addresses grammatical differences between English and Dutch and invites students to give presentations. The focus then shifts to literature and culture from the second course onward: students learn a basic critical vocabulary, engage with genre, further enhance their presentation skills and construct properly-referenced academic essays. These skills are then practised and applied in the two survey courses in blocks 3 and 4, which approach British and American literature, respectively, from historical and cultural perspectives. Students are expected to report critically on their reading experiences in speech and writing with a very high degree of accuracy. Successful minor students improve their command of the English language, in writing, speaking, listening and reading to C1 level; they learn to analyse English literary texts from a historical perspective and gain a general sense of the development of English-language literature and culture over the last four centuries..

Study programme

The minor English Language and Culture consists of four compulsory courses (30 EC).

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether priority rules apply.

Albion is the study society of the Bachelor's degree programme in English Language and Culture, but also offers those who follow the minor the opportunity to become a Friend of Albion. For more information, visit our website or email us at albionutrecht@gmail.com.

 

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.