Besides providing an excellent base for professional careers, a degree in English literature can offer you unmatched intellectual challenges and rewards. The Department provides courses in all major historical periods and national traditions of literature in English. It also offers courses in creative writing and literary theory, along with general interest courses in such topics as literature and film, children's literature, science fiction, graphic novels, and literature and the environment. The Undergraduate English degree lays a foundation for the pursuit of graduate studies, and is also an excellent preparation for professional degrees like Law, Business and Education.
This program is offered in English only.
The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.
Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
|ENG 1124||Engaging with Literature||3 Units|
|ENG 2101||Introduction to Canadian Literature I: Beginnings to 1920||3 Units|
|ENG 2102||Introduction to Canadian Literature II: 1920 to the Present||3 Units|
|ENG 2103||Introduction to American Literature I: Beginnings to 1900||3 Units|
|ENG 2104||Introduction to American Literature II: 1900 to the Present||3 Units|
|ENG 2105||Introduction to British Literature I: Beginnings to 1700||3 Units|
|ENG 2106||Introduction to British Literature II: 1700 to the Present||3 Units|
|ENG 2124||Second-Year Seminar||3 Units|
|3 course units from List A (Literature Before 1700):||3 Units|
|Early Modern Drama 1485-1642|
|Medieval Literature I|
|Medieval Literature II|
|3 course units from List B (Literature 1700-1900):||3 Units|
|Transatlantic Literature 1700-1900|
|Restoration and 18th-Century Drama|
|18th-Century and Romantic Fiction|
|American Fiction of the 19th Century|
|Canadian Literature: The Colonial Period (1760-1866)|
|Canadian Literature of the Confederation Period (1867-1912)|
|3 course units from List C (Literature 1900 to the Present):||3 Units|
|Topics in Film Studies|
|Transnational Literatures 1900-Present|
|Modern British Literature|
|Canadian Short Story|
|Modern British Poetry|
|Modern Short Story|
|Modern British Novelists|
|Emergence of the Modern Imagination|
|American Fiction 1900 to the Present|
|American Poetry 1900 to the Present|
|Native Writing in Canada|
|Jewish Canadian Writers|
|Canadian Fiction 1900 to 1950|
|Canadian Fiction 1950 to the Present|
|Canadian Poetry 1900 to the Present|
|3 course units from List D (Forms, Theories and Methods):||3 Units|
|Book History: Theories and Methods|
|Literature and Visual Culture: Theories and Approaches|
|Narrative Genres: Theories and Approaches|
|6 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 4000 level 1||6 Units|
The 4000-level requirement can only be met by 4000-level seminars or special topics courses. Honours Essays, Directed Readings, and Writing Workshops will not count towards 4000 level requirements.