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English Undergraduate Degrees

English Undergraduate Degrees

The Advantages of an English Degree at Queen’s

Small-class Experience at Every Level

In each year of your English studies at Queen’s, you will work with instructors who get to know you individually, and with whom you can build an ongoing relationship.

First-year English combines large lectures with small tutorials

Second-year seminar focuses on a single text: really get to know the text, and your peers

Third-year courses are small to mid-size, combining lecture, discussion, small-group, and collaborative work

Fourth-year seminars feature small-group, intensive exploration of an array of topics

Combine Creative and Analytical Work

The Queen’s English Department encourages you to develop your creativity. We offer several Creative Writing courses, all of which can count toward English degrees. Some of these courses are analytical/creative hybrids: like regular English courses they offer a structured approach to a defined topic, but they allow students to submit creative work instead of essays. Several upper-year seminars allow students to choose between writing a research essay or doing some form of creative assignment. These opportunities invite students to explore creative responses to challenging questions.

Find Your Passion

The English Department is small enough to foster a strong sense of community among students, but large enough to offer you a diverse array of courses. 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.

The Frequently Asked Questions page is a good resource to address any further queries about our undergraduate degrees. You may also contact us directly at the Department of English.

Undergraduate Chair
Scott-Morgan Straker
ugrad.english@queensu.ca

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Cynthia Collins
343-363-2140
cc98@queensu.ca

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Telephone (343) 363-2140

Undergraduate

Telephone (343) 363-2140

Graduate

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