Academic Calendar 2024-2025

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


Subject: Administered by the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing.
Plan: Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction to Literary Study
(3.00 units from ENGL 111ENGL 162) and (3.00 units of CWRI or ENGL)
WRIT 125 and (3.00 units of CWRI or ENGL)
B. Complete the following:
ENGL 200History of Literature in English6.00
C. Complete the following:
ENGL 290Seminar in Literature Interpretation3.00
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following range of courses:6.00
ENGL 305 — ENGL 339
E. Complete 6.00 units from the following range of courses:6.00
ENGL 340 — ENGL 359
F. Complete 6.00 units from the following range of courses:6.00
G. Complete 3.00 units from the following range of courses:3.00
ENGL 405 — ENGL 459
H. Complete 3.00 units from the following range of courses:3.00
ENGL 460 — ENGL 499
2. Option
A. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ENGL at the 400-level
Senior Essay Option
B. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
ENGL at the 200-level or above
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements 

A. Maximum of 12.00 units from ENGL_Subs. 

4. Notes

A. It is recommended that in their second year Majors take at least 18.00 units from ENGL at the 200-level.

B. ENGL 292 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 6.00 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

English Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (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
BADR 3043.00
BADR 3053.00
BLCK 280Special Topics in Black Studies3.00
CLST 203Myth and Religion3.00
CLST 311Greek and Roman Epic3.00
CLST 312Greek and Roman Drama3.00
DRAM 303Indigenous Playwrights3.00
DRAM 306Drama and its Performance in Canada3.00
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
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 257Pirandello's Theatre3.00
PHIL 271Philosophy and Literature3.00