Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Major English

 

Program: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Plan Code: ENGL-M-BAH

Requirements: 60.0 ENGL units, plus 60.0 elective units, to a total of 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017). 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 Courses    
Core Course 1A 6.0 units in English 100 “Introduction to the Study of Literature”
Core Course 1B 6.0 units in English 200 “History of Literature in English”
Core Course 1C 3.0 units in English 290 “Seminar in Literary Interpretation”
Core Course 1D 6.0 units from English 305–339 Group I small lecture requirement (pre-1800 literature)
Core Course 1E 6.0 units from English 340–359 Group II small lecture requirement (c. 1780-1920)
Core Course 1F 6.0 units from English 360–389 Group III small lecture requirement (post-1900 literature)
Core Course 1G 3.0 units from English 405–459 Group I & II seminar requirement (pre-1900 literature)
Core Course 1H 3.0 units from English 460–499 Group III & IV seminar requirement (post-1900 literature or transhistorical/theory)
Option Courses    
Option Courses 2A 9.0 units from 400-level ENGL 400-level seminars that supplement Core Requirements 1G and 1H.
Option Courses 2B 12.0 units from 200-level ENGL or above or certain courses in other subjects

Surveys 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
FRST 290/3.0
GNDS 335/3.0, 370/3.0, 428/6.0, 432/6.0
IDIS 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, 316/3.0, 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.”