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400-level / Advanced Courses

All 500-level courses and a certain number of 200-, 300- and 400-level courses have limited enrollment and require instructors' permission. Students hoping to enroll in these courses should consult notices outside the English Department General Office (Arts 155) for the procedures for applying for admission.

An asterisk beside a course number means that the course may be used as part of the pre-1800 English Literature requirement of the Literature Option.

300-level / Intermediate Courses

All 500-level courses and a certain number of 200-, 300- and 400-level courses have limited enrolment and require instructors' permission. Students hoping to enroll in these courses should consult notices outside the English Department General Office (Arts 155) for the procedures for applying for admission.

An asterisk beside a course number means that the course may be used as part of the pre-1800 English Literature requirement of the Literature Option.

Cultural Studies Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your Engl

Drama/Theatre Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your English program on Minerva, however, that course may count retroactively towards your program requirements in one of:  Major Figure; Drama and Theatre with an Historical Dimension.

Advising

Each full-time member of faculty in the Department whose name is included on the Advisor List acts as an undergraduate Advisor to provide you with information about its programs, courses, relevant electives, and other academic concerns. To discuss general matters relating to your B.A. degree, see an Arts Faculty Advisor in the Student Affairs Office located in Dawson Hall.

Undergraduate and graduate 500-level courses / Seminars

Note: 500-level courses with an enrollment of fewer than 7 students, and graduate courses with an enrollment of fewer than 4 students will not be given unless warranted by special circumstances.

500-level courses are restricted to an enrolment of 15 students and are open to Master's and advanced undergraduate students. M.A. students are permitted to take two courses at the 500-level. Ph.D. students may not register for 500-level courses.

Permission of instructor required.

200-level / Introductory courses

All 500-level courses and a certain number of 200-, 300- and 400-level courses have limited enrolment and require instructors' permission. Students hoping to enroll in these courses should consult notices outside the English Department General Office (Arts 155) for the procedures for applying for admission.

An asterisk beside a course number means that the course may be used as part of the pre-1800 English Literature requirement of the Literature Option.

Literature Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your English program on Minerva, however, that course may count retroactively towards your program requirements in one of:  pre-1800 courses; Major Author; Shakespeare; Renaissance.

Handbook of English Programs, Policies and Procedures

This Handbook is designed to give the English student and prospective English student at McGill some indication of the scope of Departmental activities, Department structures, and descriptions of courses offered in this academic year. If you are interested in studying English at McGill or are presently enrolled in one of the various Departmental programs, you should read the Handbook and use it for reference.