The Bachelor of Arts in English student, you are constantly involved in the close study and analysis of complex texts, from both an understanding of Literature and how studying it can lead to a better understanding of our world, to the study of language and how it is one of the most powerful, political and philosophical tools that we have in an information age.
Mastery of the English language does not simply allow you to use a properly placed semicolon; it empowers you to better understand and analyze the world you live in.
The English Majors program ensures that you will have a broad understanding of English up to and including the Neo-Classical Period (up to 1800) and the Romantic period to the present day (1900 to today). You will also be able to focus in with course work in your preferred period.
The Honours program in English is designed as an intensive course of study for a select number of students who have chosen English as their major and who have demonstrated exceptional creative, critical, and communicative abilities in their second-year course work in English. The program is a more advanced and a more directed course of study than the program for English majors and has additional requirements. Students who complete this program of study will receive a degree that will distinguish them as successful and highly motivated students of English who have achieved a high degree of competency in the discipline, and who are prepared for the rigors of more advanced scholarship.
English course offerings vary from year to year.
Get a taste of the grad school experience and enrol in a graduate seminar for undergraduate credit. Expectations for non-graduate students are commensurate with standard 4th-year courses.
We are offering you the unique opportunity to study a topic in depth, the kind of depth usually only experienced in Graduate Seminars. The following courses will accept a limited number of undergraduate students to participate in a graduate seminar. Assignments and expectations of undergraduates will differ from those of the graduate students, but the quality and level of the course will allow for an enhanced undergraduate experience. Courses currently accepting undergraduate students are as follows:
ENGL 521 / IGS 530D/ ENGL 480F – Machine Art: Futurism, Vorticism, and the Rise of the Avant-Garde (Anderson Araujo)
This course offers the opportunity to study the intersection of literature, art and the significance of the machine, during European modernism’s most prolific and, perhaps, exciting period, in the early years of the 20th century. Cross-listed as ENGL 480 F. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to enrol.
ENGL 524 B/ IGS 530A/ ENGL449E – George Eliot in Victorian Cultural and Intellectual Contexts (Oliver Lovesey)
This course provides you the opportunity to study a major 19th-century author in greater depth in the context of the major debates that she engaged in her work. An intellectual of the highest calibre, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) influenced many thinkers of her time and made a significant contribution to literature of the 19th century. This course is cross-listed as ENGL 449E for undergraduates. Contact the course instructor for permission to enrol: email@example.com
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