Academic Calendar 2021-2022

English Language and Literature – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Subject:  Administered by the Department of English Language and Literature.
Plan:  Consists of 60.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
ENGL 100Introduction to Literary Study6.00
B. Complete the following:
ENGL 200History of Literature in English6.00
C. Complete the following:
ENGL 290Seminar in Literature Interpretation3.00
D. ENGL 305-ENGL 3396.00
E. ENGL 340-ENGL 3596.00
F. ENGL 360-ENGL 3896.00
G. ENGL 405-ENGL 4593.00
H. ENGL 460-ENGL 4993.00
2. Option
A. Select 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ENGL at the 400 level
Senior Essay Option
B. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
ENGL at the 200 level or above
4. Additional Requirements
A. Maximum 12.00 units from ENGL_Subs
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

5. Notes

A. It is recommended that in their second year Majors take at least 18.0 units from ENGL at the 200 level.

B. ENGL 292 Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory is recommended for Majors.

C. Access to courses at the 300 and 400 level is generally restricted to those students who need them to fulfill their core requirements.  Students who wish to fulfill Option requirement 2.B. by taking courses at the 300 or 400 level should note that access is extremely limited, and will only be granted subject to availability.

D. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

English Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


English Substitutions
CLST 203Myth and Religion3.00
CLST 311Greek and Roman Epic3.00
CLST 312Greek and Roman Drama3.00
DRAM 303Indigenous Playwrights3.00
DRAM 306Canadian Drama3.00
DRAM 3813.00
FRST 290Paris: Through Literature, Painting, Cinema and Photography3.00
GNDS 335Science Fiction and Fantasy3.00
GNDS 370Writing Lives: Feminism and Women's Writing3.00
GNDS 428Gender Performance3.00
GNDS 432Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics3.00
IDIS 3043.00
IDIS 3053.00
INTS 3013.00
INTS 321Urban Images: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Imagined City3.00
LING 100Introduction to Linguistics6.00
LING 202Canadian English3.00
LING 205Language and Power3.00
LING 310Phonetics3.00
LING 320Phonology3.00
LING 330Morphology3.00
LING 340Syntax3.00
LLCU 200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
LLCU 210Italy and the Classical Tradition3.00
LLCU 215Dante3.00
LLCU 226Italian Literature and Cinema3.00
LLCU 232From the Romantics to D'Annunzio3.00
LLCU 233Survey of Italian Literature I3.00
LLCU 234Survey of Italian Literature II3.00
LLCU 257Pirandello's Theatre3.00
LLCU 301Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission3.00
LLCU 316Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory and Analysis3.00
LLCU 322Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law, and Human Rights3.00
LLCU 340European Romanticism3.00
PHIL 271Philosophy and Literature3.00