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Degree Options & Requirements

Beyond choosing to study English, you’ve got the option to customize how you study. You can choose the length and depth of specialization within your degree — whether it’s a three-year bachelor’s or more intensive four-year honours bachelor’s program. If you’re weighing two subjects of interest but can’t make a decision, you’re able to declare a major, which would be your primary area of study, as well as a minor, or secondary subject. Or give them equal billing and go for a double major. Whatever path you envision, you’ll have choices to accommodate you along the way.

The English Curriculum

The Logic:  What to Take and Why? Grounding and Choice

The curriculum and credit requirements are designed to provide solid grounding in skills, approaches, and content at the lower levels, which you then build upon at the upper levels. The type of degree determines the number of credits you must take. At the 2000 level, we specify type of course, by way of categories, but there is choice within the categories. Once the ground is established, then you can focus (3000 level) and specialize (4000 level) according to your interests.

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Two mandatory 3-credit courses:

  • 1001 3.0 Intro to Literary Study
  • 1002 3.0 Intertextualities

Students must earn a final course grade of D or better in 1001 3.0 and a final course grade of C or better in 1002 3.0 in order to continue with English as a Major.

OR

One six-credit course chosen from:

  • AP/EN 1101 6.0 Literature and Law
  • AP/EN 1102 6.0 Literature and Health
  • AP/EN 1103 6.0 Literature and Business

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C (60%) in AP/EN 1101, EN 1102 or EN 1103 to continue with English as a major

  • Category A - Approaches, Theories & Methods
  • Category B - Genres & Modes
  • Category C - Literatures
    • 6 credits minimum required from this column.
  • Category D - Popular Genres
    • Major/Minor Students may use up to 6 credits from category D.
  • Category A - Approaches & Methods: Theory & Culture
  • Category B - Trans-historical/national: Styles & Movements
  • Category C - Literatures in and Across History

Course selection at this level should be made in light of the advising templates, the 2000-level courses they have taken, and the need to prepare for Specialization at the 4000 level.

  • Category A - Inter- and Multidisciplinary
  • Category B - Trans-National and/or Historical Genre/s
  • Category C - Literatures in and Across History

Restricted to EN Honours students who have completed at least 84 credits. Courses should be selected in light of the advising templates and previous courses taken.


Bachelor's (BA)

Students must pass at least 90 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 18 credits outside English
  • 21 free choice credits (can be in English)
  • 30 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 12.0 at 2000 level; and 12.0 at 3000 level

Checklists:


Honours BA

Students must pass at least 120 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 18 credits outside English
  • 33 free choice credits (can be in English)
  • 48 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 18.0 at 2000 level; 12.0 at 3000 level; and 12.0 at 4000 level

Checklists:


Specialized Honours BA

Students must pass at least 120 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 18 credits outside English
  • 21 free choice credits (can be in English)
  • 60 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 18.0 at 2000 level; 18.0 at 3000 level; and 18.0 at 4000 level

Checklists:


Honours Double Major BA

Students must pass at least 120 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 9 free choice credits
  • 42 credits in Other Major
  • 48 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 18.0 at 2000 level; 12.0 at 3000 level; and 12.0 at 4000 level

Checklists:


Honours Major/Minor BA

Students must pass at least 120 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 21 free choice credits
  • 30 credits in Minor
  • 48 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 18.0 at 2000 level; 12.0 at 3000 level; and 12.0 at 4000 level

Checklists:


Honours Minor BA

Students must pass at least 120 credits including

  • 21 General Education credits
  • 27 free choice credits
  • 42 credits in Major
  • 30 English credits: 6.0 at 1000 level; 12.0 at 2000 level; 6.0 at 3000 level; and 6.0 at 4000 level

Checklists: