English Language and Literature

Program Structure

Minor in English

To graduate with a Minor in English, a student must have completed 18 credit hours and have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • ENGL 1016 English Literatures in History and Culture
  • ENGL 2013 Research Methods in English
  • 6 credit hours at the 3000 level 
  • an additional 3 credit hours in English courses at the 2000 or 3000 level

 

Major in English

To graduate with a Major in English, a student must have completed at least 36 credit hours (including 18 credit hours at the 3000 level) and fulfilled the following requirements:

  • ENGL 1016 English Literatures in History and Culture
  • ENGL 2013 Research Methods in English
  • 9 credit hours from courses in pre-1800 literature
  • 9 credit hours from courses in post-1800 literature
  • 6 credit hours from courses in Canadian or  American literature

 

Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Students must confer with the Department’s Creative Writing Advisor before declaring a Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing.

To graduate with a Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, a student must have completed all of the requirements of the Major in English, in addition to at least 15 credit hours in Creative Writing courses, including ENGL 4153 Senior Project in Creative Writing.

Major in English with a Concentration in Drama

Students must confer with the Department’s Drama Advisor before declaring a Major in English with a Concentration in Drama.

To graduate with a Major in English with a Concentration in Drama, a student must have completed all of the requirements of the Major in English, in addition to the following courses:

  • ENGL 1003 Introduction to Theatre (co- and pre-requisite to ENGL 2213)
  • ENGL 2213 Acting and Theatre Production I
  • ENGL 2233 Acting and Theatre Production II

  • ENGL 3216 Advanced Acting and Theatre Production

  • ENGL 4213 Seminar in Directing for the Stage

Honours in English

Students must apply for entrance into the Honours program and meet with one of the Department’s Honours Advisors before registering for their third year. Entrance is competitive and the number of spaces available is limited. Usually, students accepted to the Honours program have a GPA in English of 3.7 or higher.

To graduate with Honours in English, a student must have completed 60 credit hours (including 30 credit hours at the 3000 level or above), maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 in English, and fulfilled the following requirements:

  • ENGL 1016 English Literatures in History and Culture

  • ENGL 2013 Research Methods in English

  • ENGL 2803 Contemporary Theory I: Language and Literature

  • 18 credit hours from courses in pre-1800 literature

  • 18 credit hours from courses in post-1800 literature

  • 6 credit hours from courses in Canadian or American literature

  • 6 credit hours from courses focusing on the English language 

  • 12 credit hours of Honours Seminars

 

Double Honours in English

Students must apply for entrance into the Honours program and meet with one of the Department’s Honours Advisors before registering for their third year. Entrance is competitive and the number of spaces available is limited. Usually, students accepted to the Honours program have a GPA in English of 3.7 or higher.

To graduate with Double Honours in English, a student must have completed 48 credit hours (including 30 credit hours at the 3000 level or above), maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 in English, and fulfilled the following requirements:

  • ENGL 1016 English Literatures in History and Culture

  • ENGL 2013 Research Methods in English

  • ENGL 2803 Contemporary Theory I: Language and Literature

  • 12 credit hours from courses in pre-1800 literature

  • 12 credit hours from courses in post-1800 literature

  • 6 credit hours from courses in or Canadian or American literature

  • 6 credit hours from courses focusing on the English language

  • 6 credit hours of Honours Seminars

 

Honours in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Students must apply for entrance into the Honours program and meet with one of the Department’s Honours Advisors before registering for their third year. Entrance is competitive and the number of spaces available is limited. Usually, students accepted to the Honours program have a GPA in English of 3.7 or higher.

Students must confer with the Department’s Creative Writing Advisor before applying for Honours in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing.

 
To graduate with Honours in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, a student must have fulfilled all of the requirements of the Honours in English, in addition to at least 15 credit hours in Creative Writing courses, including ENGL 4153: Senior Project in Creative Writing.


Honours in English with a Concentration in Drama

Students must apply for entrance into the Honours program and meet with one of the Department’s Honours Advisors before registering for their third year. Entrance is competitive and the number of spaces available is limited. Usually, students accepted to the Honours program have a GPA in English of 3.7 or higher.

Students must confer with the Department’s Drama Advisor before applying for a Major in English with a Concentration in Drama.

To graduate with Honours in English with a Concentration in Drama, a student must have fulfilled all of the requirements of the Double Honours in English, in addition to the following requirements:

  • ENGL 1003 Introduction to Theatre (co- and pre-requisite to ENGL 2213)
  • ENGL 2213 Acting and Theatre Production I
  • ENGL 2233 Acting and Theatre Production II

  • ENGL 3216 Advanced Acting and Theatre Production

  • ENGL 4213 Seminar in Directing for the Stage

  • An additional 9 credit hours of courses in dramatic literature