English Plan Overviews

The English Major

Program: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Plan Code: ENGL-M-BAH
Requirements: 60.0 ENGL units, plus 54.0 elective units, to a total of 114. The English Major can be combined with a Minor in another subject. To qualify for the English Major, students must take the following core and option courses.

Core and Option CoursesCourse NumbersCourse Title and/or Content
Core Courses
Core Course 1AEnglish 100/6.0“Introduction to the Study of Literature”
Core Course 1BEnglish 200/6.0“History of Literature in English”
Core Course 1CEnglish 290/3.0“Seminar in Literary Interpretation”
Core Course 1D6.0 units from English 305–339Group I small lecture requirement (pre-1800 literature)
Core Course 1E6.0 units from English 340–359Group II small lecture requirement (c. 1780–1920)
Core Course 1F6.0 units from English 360–389Group III small lecture requirement (post-1900 literature)
Core Course 1G3.0 units from English 405–459Group I & II seminar requirement (pre-1900 literature)
Core Course 1H3.0 units from English 460–499Group III & IV seminar requirement (post-1900 literature or transhistorical/theory)
Option Courses
Option Courses 2A9.0 units from ENGL at the 400 level400-level seminars that supplement Core Requirements 1G and 1H.
Option Courses 2B12.0 ENGL units at the 200 level or above or certain courses in other subjectsSurveys and 200-level courses that focus on specific genres, authors, issues, or themes.

Courses in other subjects that may count towards ENGL plans
CLST 203/3.0, 311/3.0, 312/3.0
CWRI 293/3.0, 294/3.0, 295/3.0, 296/3.0
DRAM 303/3.0, 306/3.0, 381/3.0
GNDS 370/3.0, 428/6.0, 432/6.0
IDIS 290/3.0, 304/3.0, 305/3.0
INTS 301/3.0, 321/3.0
LING 100/6.0, 202/3.0, 205/3.0, 310/3.0, 320/3.0, 330/3.0, 340/3.0
LLCU 200/3.0, 210/3.0, 215/3.0, 226/3.0, 232/3.0, 233/3.0, 234/3.0, 257/3.0, 301/3.0, 361/3.0, 322/3.0, 340/3.0
PHIL 271/3.0

Recommendations

The Department recommends that Majors take the following number of ENGL units each year:

Year 1: 6.0 100-level units (ENGL100)
Year 2: 18.0–21.0 200-level units (ENGL 200/6.0 and 290/3.0, plus 9.0–12.0 additional ENGL units)
Year 3: 18.0 300-level units
Year 4: 15.0 400-level units + any remaining Option units at the 200-level or above

The Department also recommends that Majors take ENGL 292/6.0 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism or 3.0–6.0 units from the range ENGL 495–499.

The English Medial

Program: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Plan Code: ENGLXXXX-A or XXXXENGL-A (where XXXX stands for the code of the other Medial subject)
Requirements: 42.0 ENGL units in combination with a medial plan in another subject, plus sufficient electives to total 114 units. To qualify for the English Medial, students must distribute their ENGL units according to the following rules.

Core and Option CoursesCourse NumbersCourse Title and/or Content
Core Courses
Core Course 1AEnglish 100/6.0“Introduction to the Study of Literature”
Core Course 1BEnglish 200/6.0“History of Literature in English”
Core Course 1CEnglish 290/3.0“Seminar in Literary Interpretation”
Core Course 1D6.0 units from English 305–339Group I small lecture requirement (pre-1800 literature)
Core Course 1E6.0 units from English 340–389Group II & III small lecture requirement (post-1800 literature)
Option Courses
Option Courses 2A6.0 units from ENGL at the 400 level400-level seminars
Option Courses 2B3.0 ENGL units at the 200 level or aboveOne 200- or 400-level half course.
Option Courses 2C6.0 ENGL units at the 200 level or above or certain courses in other subjectsSurveys and 200-level courses that focus on specific genres, authors, issues, or themes.

Courses in other subjects that may count towards ENGL plans
CLST 203/3.0, 311/3.0, 312/3.0
CWRI 293/3.0, 294/3.0, 295/3.0, 296/3.0
DRAM 303/3.0, 306/3.0, 381/3.0
GNDS 335/3.0, 370/3.0, 428/6.0, 432/6.0
IDIS 290/3.0, 304/3.0, 305/3.0
INTS 301/3.0, 321/3.0
LING 100/6.0, 202/3.0, 205/3.0, 310/3.0, 320/3.0, 330/3.0, 340/3.0
LLCU 200/3.0, 210/3.0, 215/3.0, 226/3.0, 232/3.0, 233/3.0, 234/3.0, 257/3.0, 301/3.0, 361/3.0, 322/3.0, 340/3.0
PHIL 271/3.0

Recommendations

The Department recommends that Medials take the following number of ENGL units each year:

Year 1: 6.0 100-level units (ENGL100)
Year 2: 12.0 200-level units (ENGL 200/6.0 and 290/3.0, plus 3.0 additional ENGL units)
Year 3: 12.0 300-level units
Year 4: 6.0 400-level units + any remaining Option units at the 200 level or above

The Department also recommends that Medials take ENGL 292/6.0 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism or 3.0–6.0 units from the range ENGL 495–499.

The English Minor

Program: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts (General)
Plan Code: ENGL-Y (Honours BA) or ENGL-G-BA (General BA)
Requirements: 30.0 ENGL units. When combined with a Major in another subject plus sufficient electives to total 114 units, the Minor leads to a BA (Honours). The Minor, with sufficient electives to total 90 units, is sufficient for a General BA. To qualify for the English Minor, students must distribute their ENGL units according to the following rules.

Minors with a minimum grade of B+ in at least 18.0 previous ENGL units may take 6.0 units at the 300 level, if space permits. Minors are not eligible to take 400-level ENGL courses.

Core and Option CoursesCourse NumbersCourse Title and/or Content
Core Courses
Core Course 1AEnglish 100/6.0“Introduction to the Study of Literature”
Core Course 1BEnglish 200/6.0“History of Literature in English”
Option Courses
Option Courses 2A12.0 ENGL units at the 200 level or aboveSurveys and 200-level courses that focus on specific genres, authors, issues, or themes.
Option Courses 2B6.0 ENGL units at the 200 level or above or certain courses in other subjectsSurveys and 200-level courses that focus on specific genres, authors, issues, or themes.

Courses in other subjects that may count towards ENGL plans
CLST 203/3.0, 311/3.0, 312/3.0
CWRI 293/3.0, 294/3.0, 295/3.0, 296/3.0
DRAM 303/3.0, 306/3.0, 381/3.0
GNDS 370/3.0, 428/6.0, 432/6.0
IDIS 290/3.0, 304/3.0, 305/3.0
INTS 301/3.0, 321/3.0
LING 100/6.0, 202/3.0, 205/3.0, 310/3.0, 320/3.0, 330/3.0, 340/3.0
LLCU 200/3.0, 210/3.0, 215/3.0, 226/3.0, 232/3.0, 233/3.0, 234/3.0, 257/3.0, 301/3.0, 361/3.0, 322/3.0, 340/3.0
PHIL 271/3.0

Substitutions

Students who fulfil core course requirement 1A with ENGL 110/6.0 must substitute for core course 1B (ENGL 200/6.0) an additional 6.0 units of ENGL option courses at the 200 level or above.

Recommendations

The Department recommends that Minors take the following number of ENGL units each year:

Year 1: 6.0 100-level units (ENGL100)
Year 2: 6.0–12.0 200-level units
Year 3: 6.0 200-level units
Year 4: 6.0 200-level units + any remaining Option units at the 200-level or above

200-level option courses available to Minors are organized into the following categories: Surveys (201–229), Genre (230–249), Authors in Context (250–269), Issues and Themes (270–289), Theory (291–299). It is recommended that students take courses from a range of these categories.