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English Undergraduate Courses

Queen’s English offers small classes at every level of the program.

In this program, you feel a sense of community among students, while also having a wide range of courses to choose from.

We offer a number of Creative Writing courses, all of which can count toward English degrees.

From popular forms like children’s and YA literature to the classics, from Canadian authors to English-language texts from around the world, from medieval poetry to texts written this year, and including many LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices, you will be able both to follow your interests and discover new ones!

New as of 2023: All 200-level ENGL courses (with the exception of ENGL 290) are now open to any student in second year or above: it is no longer necessary to take first-year English to have access to these courses. The prerequisites for 300- and 400-level ENGL courses is ENGL 200 and 290.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

Topics in Medieval Literature I

Robin Hood to Romance: : Medieval and Tudor Popular Literature

Fall 2023
ENGL 411-001
Tales of Wonder

Topics in Restoration and 18th Century Literature I

Story in the Eighteenth Century

Fall 2023
ENGL 431-001

Topics in Literature of the Americas I

"Let Resistance Be Thy Motto" Politics and Protest in African American Literature

Winter 2024
ENGL 446-001

Topics in Modern/Contemporary British Literature I

The (Un)Making of "Little Britain": Black British Literature and Culture

Winter 2024
ENGL 461-001

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

Diaspora Writing in Toronto

Fall 2023
ENGL 466-001

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

The Scotiabank Giller Prize and Literary Prize Culture

Winter 2024
ENGL 466-001

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature II

The Literary Road Trip

Winter 2024
ENGL 467-001

Topics in Postcolonial Literature I

Narratives of Passing in Caribbean and U.S. Literature

Winter 2024
ENGL 476-001

Topics in Indigenous Literatures II

Indigenous Young Adult Literature Written in Canada

Fall 2023
ENGL 482-001

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.