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Minors

The following subjects can be studied as Minors through the Department of English and Linguistics:

A minor in English
A minor in Irish Studies
A minor in Linguistics
A minor in TESOL
A minor in Writing

A Minor in English

English is available as a minor subject for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees.

Level

Papers

Points

100-level

Two of

ENGL 121 English Literature: A Survey
ENGL 127 Effective Writing
ENGL 128 Effective Communication
ENGL 131 Controversial Classics

36
200-levelTwo papers from 200-level ENGL papers, EURO 202 The Culture of the European City36
300-levelOne 300-level ENGL paper or EURO 302 The Culture of the European City18
Total90

Many students choose to minor in English as a way to supplement degrees in other subjects. You may choose to concentrate on a particular area, such as writing or modern and contemporary literature, or you may take a range of papers to complete your minor.
To minor in English, the requirements are:

90 points (5 ENGL papers) overall.
Of these, three papers must be at or above 200-level.
Of these, one paper must be at the 300-level.


Irish Studies

Irish Studies is available as a minor subject for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees.  Please visit the Irish Studies website for more information.

Linguistics

Linguistics is available as a minor subject for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees.

Level

Papers

Points

100-levelLING 111 Language and Its Structure

One of
LING 112 Social Aspects of Language
MAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Māori
MAOR 111 Te Kākano 1
MAOR 112 Te Kākano 2
MFCO 103 Introduction to Communication Studies

or one 100-level paper in Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish

18

18

200-level

LING 214 Syntax

LING 215 Phonology

18

18

300-levelAny 300-level LING paper18
Total90

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Linguistics is available as a minor subject for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees.

Level

Papers

Points

100-levelLING 111 Language and Its Structure

One of
LING 112 Social Aspects of Language
MAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Māori
MAOR 111 Te Kākano 1
MAOR 112 Te Kākano 2
MFCO 103 Introduction to Communication Studies

or one 100-level paper in Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish

18

18

200-level

LING 214 Syntax

LING 215 Phonology

18

18

300-levelAny 300-level LING paper18
Total90

The study and practice of Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) continues to grow exponentially as a major segment of the international education industry. English is the global lingua franca, the language learned and used by more second language speakers than any other language and the language most widely distributed across the world. TESOL practitioners are constantly required and recruited from English-speaking countries. The TESOL Minor is a useful option for students intending to make a career of teaching English as a foreign language in New Zealand or overseas. It is also very useful for someone seeking temporary employment while travelling abroad for an extended period. For further information, visit the Linguistics Programme webpages.


Writing

Writing is available as a minor subject for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees.

Level

Papers

Points

100-level

ENGL 127 Effective Writing

18
200- & 300-level

Plus one of
ENGL 327 The Essay: Creative Non-fiction
ENGL 337 Creative Writing: Travel Narratives
ENGL 368 Approaches to Writing about Literature
THEA 341 Advanced Playwriting

18
Plus

Plus three further papers from ENGL 128, ENGL 217, ENGL 220ENGL 227, ENGL 228, MFCO 220, THEA 241, ENGL 327, ENGL 337, ENGL 342, ENGL 368, THEA 341

NOTE:
ENGL 217, THEA 241 and THEA 341 are limited entry papers.

54
Total90