Undergraduate Course Offerings

Prerequisites

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200-Level Courses

The prerequisite for all 200-level ENGL courses is a minimum grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0.

Note for students enrolling in an English Plan: Prospective Majors, Medials, and Minors require a minimum grade of B- in ENGL100/6.0 to be automatically accepted into the English Plan. Students with a C+ in ENGL100/6.0 may be placed on the “pending” list, and may be accepted into the English Plan if space is available. Certain Medial plans do not have automatic acceptance, but the same grade thresholds generally apply.

ENGL 200/6.0: Enrolment preference is given to English Majors, Medials, and Minors.

ENGL 290/3.0: The prerequisite is ENGL 100/6.0 and registration in an English Plan as a Major or Medial.

Note that courses at the 200 level have limited enrolments. Students registered in an English Plan applying to take these courses have priority over those applying to take them as Electives.

300- And 400-Level Courses

To take 300- and 400-level English courses, one must:

  • be enrolled in an ENGL BAH program (Medial or Major),
  • have successfully completed ENGL 200/6.0 and ENGL 290/3.0, and
  • have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.4 in all previous ENGL units.
  • 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.

Note that courses at the 300- and 400-levels have limited enrolments. Students registered in an English Plan applying to take these courses as Core courses have priority over those applying to take them as Option courses.

ENGL 590/3.0 Senior Essay Option

Permission of the Department and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in 24.0 previous ENGL units. The 3.5 GPA requirement may be waived in exceptional cases by request of the essay’s faculty supervisor.

Fall-Winter Terms, 2015–2016

For course descriptions, consult the PDF booklet.

  • 100 Level
All 100-level ENGL courses are full-year courses, offered in Fall and Winter Terms 2014–2015. You must enrol in the same section in both terms, and in the case of ENGL 100, the same tutorial, in both terms; it is not possible to switch sections or tutorials at the beginning of the Winter Term.
CourseInstructor
ENGL 100 001/6.0 Introduction to Literary StudyJohn Pierce
ENGL 100 002/6.0 Introduction to Literary StudyMolly Wallace/Marta Straznicky
ENGL 160/6.0 Modern Prose FictionRobert May
  • 200 Level
Half Courses
CourseInstructor
Fall Term 2015
ENGL 234/3.0 The Short Story in English
The Art of Detective Fiction
Jessica Moore
ENGL 238/3.0 Comics and Graphic NovelsNicole Slipp
ENGL 258/3.0 Jacobean ShakespeareBrianne Colon
ENGL 274/3.0 Literature and WarDrew MacDonald
ENGL 291/3.0 Literature on Screen and StageAlana Fletcher
Winter Term 2016
ENGL 237/3.0 Children’s LiteratureAnastasia Mangoutas
ENGL 273/3.0 Literature and the Fantastic
Fantasy Traditions in American Literature
Jeremy Macfarlane
ENGL 277/3.0 Literature and Gender
Women and/in the Literary Tradition
Shadi Ghazimoradi
ENGL 278/3.0 Literature and Place
The Environmental Turn
David Carruthers
ENGL 284/3.0 Issues and Themes in Canadian Literature
Contemporary Canadian Poetry
Carl Watts
ENGL 293/3.0 Introductory Approaches to Cultural StudiesChris Bongie
Full-Year Courses
CourseInstructor
ENGL 200 001/6.0 The History of Literature in EnglishRuth Wehlau
ENGL 200 002/6.0 The History of Literature in EnglishGwynn Dujardin
ENGL 215/6.0 Canadian LiteratureHeather Macfarlane
ENGL 292/6.0 Introduction to Literary Criticism and TheoryMaggie Berg
ENGL 290 ENGL 290 is a required course for ENGL Majors and Medials; it is not available to ENGL Minors or students not following ENGL plans. ENGL 290 is a half course: you must select one section from either the Fall or Winter term. You may not enrol in more than one section.
CourseInstructor
Fall Term 2015
ENGL 290 001/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
Reading Michael Ondaatje
Heather Macfarlane
ENGL 290 002/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Scott-Morgan Straker
ENGL 290 003/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
Reading Paradise Lost and His Dark Materials
Shelley King
Winter Term 2016
ENGL 290 001/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
Reading Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
Petra Fachinger
ENGL 290 002/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
Reading Keats’s Last Volume
Mark Jones
ENGL 290 003/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation
Reading Tolkien Reading Beowulf
Ruth Wehlau
  • 300 Level
All 300-level offerings are full-year courses.
CourseInstructor
ENGL 311/6.0 Middle English LiteratureMargaret Pappano
ENGL 326/6.0 Shakespeare and Renaissance DramaElizabeth Hanson
ENGL 347/6.0 American Literature and the Long Nineteenth CenturyLaura Murray
ENGL 356/6.0 British Fiction of the Nineteenth CenturyTBA
ENGL 357/6.0 Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Visual CultureHeather Evans
ENGL 360/6.0 Modern Literature
Modernist Poetry and Fiction
Gabrielle McIntire
ENGL 370/6.0 Contemporary LiteratureYaël Schlick
ENGL 389/6.0 Context North America
The Environment in Contemporary North American and Indigenous Literature
Petra Fachinger
  • 400 Level
CourseInstructor
Fall Term 2015
ENGL 411/3.0 Topics in Medieval Literature
Topic: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Scott-Morgan Straker
ENGL 422/3.0 Topics in Renaissance Literature
Topic: The Faerie Queene
Gwynn Dujardin
ENGL 446/3.0 Topics in Literature of the Americas
Topic: Poe and Hawthorne
Tracy Ware
ENGL 451/3.0 Topics in Victorian Literature
Topic: At Table with the Victorians: Gastronomy, Cookery Books, and Food in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Heather Evans
ENGL 461/3.0 Topics in Modern/Contemporary British Literature
Topic: “The Way We Are Now”: 1950s Britain and the Rise of Cultural Studies
Chris Bongie
ENGL 471/3.0 Topics in American Literature
Topic: “The Souls of Black Folk”: African American Literature and Culture
Asha Varadharajan
ENGL 476/3.0 Topics in Postcolonial Literature
Topic: Australian Literature and Culture
Asha Varadharajan
ENGL 486-001/3.0 Group III: Special Topics
Topic: T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf
Gabrielle McIntire
ENGL 486-002/3.0 Group III: Special Topics
Topic: CliFi: Climate Fiction
Molly Wallace
ENGL 487/3.0 Group III: Special Topics
Topic: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World
Glenn Willmott
ENGL 489/3.0 Group III: Special Topics
Topic: The Literary Screenplay
Armand Ruffo
Winter Term 2016
ENGL 421/3.0 Topics in Renaissance Literature
Topic: Magic in the English Renaissance
Gwynn Dujardin
ENGL 421/3.0 Topics in Renaissance Literature
Topic: The Classical and the Popular in Renaissance Drama
Elizabeth Hanson
ENGL 441/3.0 Topics in Romanticism
Topic: Poetry and Poetics of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mark Jones
ENGL 452/3.0 Topics in Victorian Literature
Topic: Late Victorian Popular Fiction
Chris Bongie
ENGL 466/3.0 Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature
Topic: Canadian Short Story Collections
Tracy Ware
ENGL 482/3.0 Topics in Indigenous Literatures
Topic: Indigenous Women’s Writing
Heather Macfarlane
ENGL 487/3.0 Group III: Special Topics
Topic: Contemporary Muslim Literature
Margaret Pappano
ENGL 491/3.0 Topics in Literary Interpretation
Topic: Studies in Life Writing
Marta Straznicky
ENGL 496/3.0 Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory
Topic: Reading Subjectivity
Maggie Berg
Fall-Winter 2015–2016
ENGL 464/6.0 Literary ModernismPatricia Rae
  • Creative Writing
These courses can be counted toward English Plans. Admission is by permission of the instructor: students hoping to take these courses must submit a portfolio of work to the instructor by 1 June 2012. For full information about enrolling in these courses, consult the Creative Writing page.
CourseTermInstructor
CWRI 293/3.0 Creative Writing in ProseFall 2015Carolyn Smart
CWRI 294/3.0 Creative Writing in PoetryWinter 2016Carolyn Smart
CWRI 295/3.0 Creative Writing IFall 2015Carolyn Smart
  • Online Courses
For complete details, consult the Continuing and Distance Studies web site.
CourseTerm
ENGL 100/6.0 Introduction to Literary StudySummer 2015
ENGL 100/6.0 Introduction to Literary StudyFall–Winter 2015–2016
ENGL 223/3.0 Selected Women Writers IIWinter 2016
ENGL 237/3.0 Children’s LiteratureSummer 2015
ENGL 237/3.0 Children’s LiteratureFall 2015
ENGL 259/3.0 Global ShakespeareWinter 2016
CWRI 259/3.0 Creative Writing IWinter 2016