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.

Students who have completed this minor will have improved their command of the English language, in writing, speaking, listening and reading to C1 level. You will have learned to analyse English literary texts from a historical perspective, and gained a general idea of the development of English literature and culture over the centuries.

Courses

In the first two courses, which form a coherent package, the student is familiarised with the essentials of English proficiency. The first course focusses on writing, grammar, pronunciation, and phonetics. The second course asks the students to give presentations, and teaches a basic knowledge of critical literary terms, vocabulary, and of English culture. These skills can then be practised and applied in the two survey courses in blocks 3 and 4, which  deal with both British and American literature. In these two courses, the literary texts will be analysed and discussed from a historical perspective. Students will also be expected to report on their reading experiences in speech and writing—at greater length in the final course. Thus, students who have completed this minor will have improved their command of the English language, in writing, speaking, listening and reading to C1 level; they have learned to analyse English literary texts from a historical perspective, and gained a general idea of the development of English-language literature and culture over the last 4 centuries.

Study programme

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

Block 1

EN1V14002

English Language & Linguistics for TCS

Level 1

7,5 EC

Block 2

EN1V14003

English Literature & Culture for TCS

Level 1

7,5 EC

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 Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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 (doc) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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.