Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Minors are offered in the English and Philosophy disciplines.

Minor in Linguistic Theory

One course out of:

  • ENG122 (Introduction to Linguistics)
  • ENG124 (Language and Society)

Two courses out of:

  • ENG423 (Current Issues in Linguistics Theory)
  • ENG443 (Natural Language Semantics)
  • ENG447 (Cognitive Linguistics)
  • ENG448 (Languages of South Asia)
Minor in English Literature
  • One course out of: ENG431, ENG433, ENG434, ENG437, ENG438
  • One course out of: ENG432, ENG439, ENG445, ENG446
  • One course out of: ENG435, ENG436, ENG440

Students can obtain a minor in Literature by clearly opting for one of the three combinations suggested.

  1. A total of 8 students can be chosen in both the minors combined. If the number of requests for minors exceeds eight, selection will be based on a personal interview.
  2. All requests for minors should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Minor in Philosophy

The minor would require a minimum of 27 credits to be accumulated from the courses mentioned below:

  • PHI141: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI147: Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • PHI142: Introduction to Logic
  • PHI143A: Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PHI145: Introduction to Philosophy of Biology and Cognition
  • PHI446: Philosophy of Science
  • PHI447: Moral Thinking
  • PHI448A: Individual vs Authority
  • PHI452: Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • PHI455: Philosophical Logic
  • PHI443M: Living Philosophy
  • PHI757A: Moral Judgement
  • PHI774A: Social and Political Philosophy