English (ENGL)

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English (ENGL)

Location

Location

  • Departmental Office: Room 155, Arts Building
  • 853 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T6

About English

About English

The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses covering three linked and overlapping areas: literature written in English; drama, including both courses in dramatic literature and courses that introduce the student to the basic elements of theatrical performance; and cultural studies, including analysis of a variety of visual and verbal media. These three areas are integrally related, and all students in English Department programs are invited to do work in all three, while concentrating in one of them.

Note: Students intending to apply for Honours or already accepted should consult an Honours adviser regarding their course selections throughout their program.

Department Handbook on the Web

Department Handbook on the Web

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at www.mcgill.ca/english.

Department of English Student Association (DESA)

Department of English Student Association (DESA)

DESA is the representative body for the students of the English Department at McGill. Any student taking one or more courses in the Department is automatically a member. For more information, please read the description on the Department's website.

English (ENGL) Faculty

English (ENGL) Faculty

Chair
P. Yachnin
Emeritus Professors
M. Bristol; B.A.(Yale), Ph.D.(Prin.)
M. Puhvel; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
J. Ripley; B.A., M.A.(New. Br.), Ph.D.(Birm.)
D. Suvin; B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Zagreb), F.R.S.C.
W.C. Wees; B.A.(N’western), M.A.(Roch.), Ph.D.(N’western)
D. Williams; B.A.(Boston), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Professors
K. Borris; B.A.(Vic., BC), Ph.D.(Edin.)
M.N. Cooke; B.A.(Qu.), M.A.(C'nell), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
M.A. Kilgour; B.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Yale) (Molson Professor of English)
R. Lecker; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(York) (Greenshields Professor of English)
P. Sabor; B.A.(Camb.), M.A.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Lond.) (Canada Research Chair in 18th Century Studies)
M. Stenbaek; B.A.(Copen.), M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.)
B. Trehearne; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
P. Yachnin; B.A.(McG.), M.Litt.(Edin.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Tomlinson Chair in Shakespeare Studies)
Associate Professors
D.A. Bray; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Edin.)
S. Carney; B.A.(Manit.), M.A.(Alta.), Ph.D.(York)
T.W. Folkerth; B.A.(CSU Chico), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
J. Fumo; B.A.(Mass.), M.A., Ph.D.(Prin.)
P. Gibian; B.A.(Yale), M.A.(NYU), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Y. Halevi-Wise; B.A.(Hebrew), M.A.(G'town), Ph.D.(Prin.)
D.C. Hensley; B.A., M.A.(Cant.), B.A., Ph.D.(Yale)
A. Hepburn; B.A., M.A.(W. Ont.), Ph.D.(Prin.)
M. Hickman; B.A.(Brown), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.)
B. Kaite; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(McM.), Ph.D.(Carl.)
T. Mole; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Brist.)
M. Morgan; B.A.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Stan.)
P. Neilson; B.A.(Bishop's), M.F.A.(Calg.)
D. Nystrom; B.A.(Wis.), M.A.(Virg.), Ph.D.(Virg., Charlottesville)
T. Ponech; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(N’western)
D. Salter; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
E. Schantz; B.A.(Stan.), M.A., Ph.D.(USC)
M.W. Selkirk; B.A.(Alta.), M.F.A.(Ill.)
Assistant Professors
T. Heise; B.A.(Flor. St.), M.A.(Calif., Davis), Ph.D.(NYU)
E. Hurley; B.A.(McG.), A.M.(Brown), Ph.D.(CUNY)
A. Osterweil; B.A., M.A.(NYU), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
M. Popescu; B.A., M.A.(Bucharest), Ph.D.(Windsor), Ph.D.(Penn.)
F. Ritchie; B.A., M.A.(Durh.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
T. Sparks; B.A.(Bates College), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)
A. Thain; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Duke)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Literature (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Literature may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Literature.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ENGL 202 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 1
ENGL 203 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 2

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Major Author

3 credits on a Major Author.

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 409 (3) Studies in a Canadian Author
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 417 (3) A Major English Poet
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Pre-1800

3 credits from a list of pre-1800 literature courses:

ENGL 215 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 301 (3) Earlier 18th Century Novel
ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2
ENGL 304 (3) Later Eighteenth Century Novel
ENGL 305 (3) Renaissance English Literature 1
ENGL 307 (3) Renaissance English Literature 2
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 340 (3) History of the English Language
ENGL 342 (3) Introduction to Old English
ENGL 347 (3) Great Writings of Europe 1
ENGL 348 (3) Great Writings of Europe 2
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 356 (3) Middle English
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 358 (3) Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde
ENGL 400 (3) Earlier English Renaissance
ENGL 401 (3) Studies in the 17th Century
ENGL 403 (3) Studies in the 18th Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 452 (3) Studies in Old English
ENGL 456 (3) Middle English

Additional Literature

6 additional credits from ENGL offerings in Literature which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Literature categories for the Major Concentration in English - Literature program and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Literature lists, such as courses in Cultural Studies, may not count.

ENGL 199 (3) FYS: Literature and Democracy
ENGL 204 (3) English Literature and the Bible
ENGL 237 (3) Introduction to Study of a Literary Form
ENGL 238 (3) Comedy
ENGL 297 (3) Special Topics of Literary Study
ENGL 321 (3) Caribbean Fiction
ENGL 338 (3) Short Story
ENGL 343 (3) Literature and Science 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 353 (3) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literary Research
ENGL 354 (3) Sexuality and Representation
ENGL 364 (3) Creative Writing: Fiction 2
ENGL 369 (3) Creative Writing: Playwriting
ENGL 385 (3) Topics in Literature and Film
ENGL 394 (3) Popular Literary Forms
ENGL 421 (3) African Literature
ENGL 424 (3) Irish Literature
ENGL 437 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 440 (3) First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media
ENGL 447 (3) Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1
ENGL 464 (3) Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 530 (3) Literary Forms
ENGL 531 (3) Literary Forms
ENGL 533 (3) Literary Movements
ENGL 535 (3) Literary Themes
ENGL 540 (3) Literary Theory 1
ENGL 545 (3) Topics in Literature & Society
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre may be expanded to the Major Concentration - Drama and Theatre.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ENGL 230 (3) Introduction to Theatre Studies
ENGL 269 (3) Introduction to Performance

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as described below.

Theatre History Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in theatre history:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 314 (3) 20th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 371 (3) Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 467 (3) Advanced Studies in Theatre History
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 486 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Drama and Theatre Courses Before 1900

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and Theatre before 1900.

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Drama and Theatre Option's Offerings - Additional Courses

6 additional credits from the option's offerings.

This category includes all the courses listed above except required courses, as well as the courses listed below.

Note: Any English course not on the lists specifically for the Drama and Theatre option - such as unlisted courses in Cultural Studies - may not count towards the Drama and Theatre program. Please consult a departmental advisor for guidance on course choices.

ENGL 369 (3) Creative Writing: Playwriting
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 434 (3) Independent Theatre Project
ENGL 566 (3) Special Studies in Drama 1
ENGL 568 (3) Topics in the Dramatic Form

Drama and Theatre - Courses of Interest - Other Departments

Permission to count extra-departmental credits must be obtained in advance of taking any course from outside the Department of English. Students are normally permitted to count 3 credits from other departments towards their Drama & Theatre Minor. Permission is obtained with the signature of a Department of English program advisor on the student's program audit sheet.

This list comprises courses in other departments that might be accepted by an advisor for credit towards the student's Drama and Theatre program. This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2010-2011.

There might be other courses in the Faculty of Arts for which a student could receive Drama and Theatre program credit. A student who has identified a course not noted below, should show their program adviser the course syllabus in advance and, if he or she agrees, get the adviser's initialled approval of the course on their program audit sheet. The Department requires a complete signed audit sheet in the student's file in Arts 155 in order to process the file for graduation.

Included in the list are courses taught in languages other than English and courses that have prerequisites.

*Note: The courses in the list below with an asterisk ("*") have an historical dimension and may count toward this program requirement. Other courses could count toward the "option's offerings" component of the program.

EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
HISP 324* (3) 20th Century Drama
ITAL 330* (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
MUAR 387* (3) The Opera
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies may be expanded to the Major Concentration - Cultural Studies.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ENGL 275 (3) Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENGL 276 (3) Methods of Cultural Analysis

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 381 (3) A Film-Maker 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 481 (3) A Film-Maker 2
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Historical Dimension

3 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with an historical dimension:

ENGL 350 (3) Studies in the History of Film 1
ENGL 351 (3) Studies in the History of Film 2
ENGL 363 (3) Studies in the History of Film 3
ENGL 374 (3) Film Movement or Period
ENGL 451 (3) A Period in Cinema
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1

Additional Cultural Studies

6 additional credits from the option's offerings which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Cultural Studies categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Cultural Studies lists, such as courses in Literature, may not count toward the Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies.

ENGL 280 (3) Introduction to Film as Mass Medium
ENGL 354 (3) Sexuality and Representation
ENGL 366 (3) Film Genre
ENGL 378 (3) Media and Culture
ENGL 379 (3) Film Theory
ENGL 380 (3) Non-Fic Media: Cinema, Television, Radio
ENGL 382 (3) International Cinema 1
ENGL 383 (3) Studies in Communications 1
ENGL 384 (3) Semiotics of Advertising
ENGL 385 (3) Topics in Literature and Film
ENGL 386 (3) Fans, Celebrities, Audiences
ENGL 388 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 389 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 390 (3) Political and Cultural Theory
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 395 (3) Cultural and Theatre Studies
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 398 (3) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 476 (3) Alternative Approaches to Media 1
ENGL 482 (3) International Cinema 2
ENGL 585 (3) Cultural Studies: Film
ENGL 586 (3) Cultural Studies: Other Media
ENGL 587 (3) Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Studies
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Literature (36 credits)

The Literature option provides a grounding in the basic texts and methods of the discipline as well as wide acquaintance with substantial areas of the field.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (9 credits)

These courses should be taken in the first two terms of the program.

ENGL 202 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 1
ENGL 203 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 2
ENGL 311 (3) Poetics

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Canadian Literature

3 credits from a list of Canadian Literature courses:

ENGL 228 (3) Canadian Literature 1
ENGL 229 (3) Canadian Literature 2
ENGL 327 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 1
ENGL 328 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 1
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 409 (3) Studies in a Canadian Author
ENGL 410 (3) Theme or Movement Canadian Literature
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 527 (3) Canadian Literature
ENGL 528 (3) Canadian Literature

Theory or Criticism

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory or Criticism:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Backgrounds of English Literature, Old English, Medieval, Renaissance:

Backgrounds of English Literature

ENGL 340 (3) History of the English Language
ENGL 347 (3) Great Writings of Europe 1
ENGL 348 (3) Great Writings of Europe 2
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1

Old English

ENGL 342 (3) Introduction to Old English
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 452 (3) Studies in Old English
ENGL 553 (3) Old English Literature

Medieval

ENGL 337 (3) Theme or Genre in Medieval Literature
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 356 (3) Middle English
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 358 (3) Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde
ENGL 456 (3) Middle English
ENGL 500 (3) Middle English

Renaissance

ENGL 215 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 305 (3) Renaissance English Literature 1
ENGL 307 (3) Renaissance English Literature 2
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 400 (3) Earlier English Renaissance
ENGL 401 (3) Studies in the 17th Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 501 (3) 16th Century

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Restoration, 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian, 19th-Century American:

Restoration

ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2

18 Century

ENGL 301 (3) Earlier 18th Century Novel
ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2
ENGL 304 (3) Later Eighteenth Century Novel
ENGL 403 (3) Studies in the 18th Century
ENGL 449 (3) Studies in the Gothic
ENGL 503 (3) 18th Century

Romantic

ENGL 331 (3) Literature Romantic Period 1
ENGL 332 (3) Literature Romantic Period 2
ENGL 405 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 2
ENGL 504 (3) 19th Century

Victorian

ENGL 329 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 1
ENGL 330 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 2
ENGL 334 (3) Victorian Poetry
ENGL 404 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 1
ENGL 405 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 2
ENGL 504 (3) 19th Century

19th-Century American

ENGL 326 (3) 19th Century American Prose
ENGL 422 (3) Studies in 19th Century American Literature

Areas of English Literature

3 credits from one of the following areas: Early 20th Century, Modernist, Post-modern, Contemporary:

Early 20th Century

ENGL 361 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 1
ENGL 414 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 1

Modernist

ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 361 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 1
ENGL 414 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 505 (3) 20th Century

Post-modernist

ENGL 320 (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Contemporary

ENGL 320 (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 323 (3) 20th Century American Poetry
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
ENGL 336 (3) The 20th Century Novel 2
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 408 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 419 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Additional Literature

6 additional credits from ENGL offerings in Literature which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Literature categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Literature lists, such as courses in Cultural Studies, may not count toward the Major Concentration in English - Literature.

ENGL 199 (3) FYS: Literature and Democracy
ENGL 204 (3) English Literature and the Bible
ENGL 237 (3) Introduction to Study of a Literary Form
ENGL 238 (3) Comedy
ENGL 297 (3) Special Topics of Literary Study
ENGL 321 (3) Caribbean Fiction
ENGL 338 (3) Short Story
ENGL 343 (3) Literature and Science 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 353 (3) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literary Research
ENGL 354 (3) Sexuality and Representation
ENGL 364 (3) Creative Writing: Fiction 2
ENGL 369 (3) Creative Writing: Playwriting
ENGL 385 (3) Topics in Literature and Film
ENGL 394 (3) Popular Literary Forms
ENGL 421 (3) African Literature
ENGL 424 (3) Irish Literature
ENGL 437 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 440 (3) First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media
ENGL 447 (3) Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1
ENGL 464 (3) Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 530 (3) Literary Forms
ENGL 531 (3) Literary Forms
ENGL 533 (3) Literary Movements
ENGL 535 (3) Literary Themes
ENGL 540 (3) Literary Theory 1
ENGL 545 (3) Topics in Literature & Society

Major Author

3 credits on a Major Author must be included in the 27 complementary course credits.

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 409 (3) Studies in a Canadian Author
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 417 (3) A Major English Poet
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits)

The Drama and Theatre option tries to place its subject in as broad a social and philosophical context as possible. The Drama and Theatre program is not designed to provide professional theatre training. The aim is rather to encourage students to explore the subject as a liberal arts discipline.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (9 credits)

9 credits to be taken in the first two terms of the program

ENGL 230 (3) Introduction to Theatre Studies
ENGL 269 (3) Introduction to Performance
ENGL 355 (3) The Poetics of Performance

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as described below.

Performance-Oriented Courses

3 credits from a list of performance-oriented courses:

ENGL 365 (3) Costuming for the Theatre 1
ENGL 367 (3) Acting 2
ENGL 368 (3) Stage Scenery and Lighting 1
ENGL 372 (3) Stage Scenery and Lighting 2
ENGL 373 (3) Voice and Speech 2
ENGL 375 (3) Interpretation Dramatic Text
ENGL 376 (3) Scene Study
ENGL 377 (3) Costuming for the Theatre 2
ENGL 465D1 (4.5) Theatre Laboratory
ENGL 465D2 (4.5) Theatre Laboratory
ENGL 466D1 (3) Directing for the Theatre
ENGL 466D2 (3) Directing for the Theatre
ENGL 469 (3) Acting 3
ENGL 474 (3) Advanced Practical Work Theatre 2

Drama and/or Theatre Courses with a Canadian Component

3 credits from a list of Drama and/or Theatre courses with a Canadian component:

ENGL 313 (3) Canadian Drama and Theatre
ENGL 413 (3) Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre

Theory or Criticism Courses

3 credits from a list of theory or criticism courses:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Theatre History Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in theatre history:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 314 (3) 20th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 371 (3) Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 467 (3) Advanced Studies in Theatre History
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 486 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Drama and Theatre Before 1900 Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and Theatre before 1900:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Drama and Theatre Option's Offerings - Additional Courses

12 additional credits from the option's offerings.

This category includes all the courses listed above except required courses, as well as the courses listed below.

Note: Any English course not on the lists specifically for the Drama and Theatre option - such as unlisted courses in Cultural Studies - may not count towards the Drama and Theatre program. Please consult a departmental advisor for guidance on course choices.

ENGL 369 (3) Creative Writing: Playwriting
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 434 (3) Independent Theatre Project
ENGL 566 (3) Special Studies in Drama 1
ENGL 568 (3) Topics in the Dramatic Form

Drama and Theatre - Courses of Interest - Other Departments

Students are normally permitted to count 6 credits from other departments toward their English programs. In exceptional circumstances, an adviser, approached by a student with strong academic grounds for including a third such course, may grant permission, to a maximum of 9 extra-departmental credits, and must so indicate in advance by signing the departmental program Audit Sheet.

This list comprises courses in other departments that might be accepted by an adviser for credit towards the student's Drama and Theatre program. This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2010-2011.

There might be other courses in the Faculty of Arts for which a student could receive Drama and Theatre program credit. A student who has identified a course not noted below, should show their program adviser the course syllabus in advance and, if he or she agrees, get the advisor's initialled approval of the course on their program audit sheet. The Department requires a complete signed audit sheet in the student's file in Arts 155 in order to process the file for graduation.

Included in the list are courses taught in languages other than English and courses that have pre-requisites.

*Note: The courses in the list below with an asterisk ("*") have an historical dimension and may count toward this program requirement. Other courses could count toward the "option's offerings" component of the program.

EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
HISP 324* (3) 20th Century Drama
ITAL 330* (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
MUAR 387* (3) The Opera
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies (36 credits)

The Cultural Studies option concentrates on analysis of forms of cultural expression and symbolic interaction, and of the various media through which these may be disseminated and transformed. Such study concerns symbolic form, aesthetically based forms of analysis, and the various modes of criticism and theory relevant to media which contain both verbal and non-verbal elements. The aim is above all to hone students' analytical and interpretive skills while introducing them to specific critical approaches to cultural studies. This is not a major in journalism or communications; and while many of our graduates go on to do creative work in a variety of media, instruction in film and video production is not part of the curriculum.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (12 credits)

These courses should be taken in the first two terms of the program.

ENGL 275 (3) Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENGL 276 (3) Methods of Cultural Analysis
ENGL 277 (3) Introduction to Film Studies
ENGL 359 (3) The Poetics of the Image

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 381 (3) A Film-Maker 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 481 (3) A Film-Maker 2
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Canadian Component

3 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with a Canadian component:

ENGL 341 (3) Canadian Radio and Television
ENGL 393 (3) Canadian Cinema
ENGL 440 (3) First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media
ENGL 441 (3) Special Topics in Canadian Cultural Studies

Theory or Criticism

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory or Criticism:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Historical Dimension

6 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with an historical dimension:

ENGL 350 (3) Studies in the History of Film 1
ENGL 351 (3) Studies in the History of Film 2
ENGL 363 (3) Studies in the History of Film 3
ENGL 374 (3) Film Movement or Period
ENGL 451 (3) A Period in Cinema
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1

Additional Cultural Studies

9 additional credits from the option's offerings which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Cultural Studies categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Cultural Studies lists, such as courses in Literature, may not count toward the Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies.

ENGL 280 (3) Introduction to Film as Mass Medium
ENGL 354 (3) Sexuality and Representation
ENGL 366 (3) Film Genre
ENGL 378 (3) Media and Culture
ENGL 379 (3) Film Theory
ENGL 380 (3) Non-Fic Media: Cinema, Television, Radio
ENGL 382 (3) International Cinema 1
ENGL 383 (3) Studies in Communications 1
ENGL 384 (3) Semiotics of Advertising
ENGL 385 (3) Topics in Literature and Film
ENGL 386 (3) Fans, Celebrities, Audiences
ENGL 388 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 389 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 390 (3) Political and Cultural Theory
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 395 (3) Cultural and Theatre Studies
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 398 (3) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 476 (3) Alternative Approaches to Media 1
ENGL 482 (3) International Cinema 2
ENGL 585 (3) Cultural Studies: Film
ENGL 586 (3) Cultural Studies: Other Media
ENGL 587 (3) Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Studies

Other Departments

Students are normally permitted to count 6 credits from other departments toward their English programs. In exceptional circumstances an adviser, approached by a student with strong academic grounds for including a third such course, may grant permission, to a maximum of 9 extra-departmental credits, and must so indicate in advance by signing the departmental program Audit Sheet.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Literature (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second-program Minor in addition to their Honours program.

Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with excellent records. The minimum CGPA for application to the Honours program is 3.50; students meeting the 3.50 minimum in English Department courses alone (although not in CGPA) may also apply and make a case for their acceptance. In neither instance is admission guaranteed. After admission into the Honours program, the student is required to maintain a CGPA at a level set by the Faculty for graduation with Honours and a program GPA at the level set by the Department.

The Honours program in English requires 60 credits. Students intending to apply for Honours should plan to complete as many of the specific requirements of their option as possible within the first two years. With the written approval of an adviser, up to nine credits may be taken outside the department. All Honours students must complete at least 6 of their complementary credits at the 500 level. Ideally, 500-level seminars chosen will be relevant to the area of the student's independent study in the Honours Essay course (ENGL 491D1/ENGL 491D2), taken without exception in the final year of the program. The Honours Essay is first planned in consultation with a supervisor at the time of application to the Honours program; it is then guided and evaluated by that supervisor during the completion of ENGL 491. Graduation with Honours requires 60 credits of English, a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.00, and a minimum program GPA of 3.50. Graduation with First Class Honours requires a mark of A on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.50, and a minimum program GPA of 3.70.

Required Courses (18 credits)

ENGL 202, ENGL 203 and ENGL 311 are normally taken in the first two terms of the program. ENGL 360 is normally taken in the second year of the program.

ENGL 202 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 1
ENGL 203 (3) Departmental Survey of English Literature 2
ENGL 311 (3) Poetics
ENGL 360 (3) Literary Criticism
ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

42 credits selected as described below. At least 6 of the 42 credits must be at the 500-level. A maximum of 9 credits may be from another department with the signed permission of the program adviser.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Canadian Literature

3 credits from a list of Canadian Literature courses:

ENGL 228 (3) Canadian Literature 1
ENGL 229 (3) Canadian Literature 2
ENGL 327 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 1
ENGL 328 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 1
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 409 (3) Studies in a Canadian Author
ENGL 410 (3) Theme or Movement Canadian Literature
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 527 (3) Canadian Literature
ENGL 528 (3) Canadian Literature

American Literature

3 credits from a list of American Literature courses:

ENGL 225 (3) American Literature 1
ENGL 226 (3) American Literature 2
ENGL 227 (3) American Literature 3
ENGL 323 (3) 20th Century American Poetry
ENGL 324 (3) 20th Century American Prose
ENGL 325 (3) Modern American Fiction
ENGL 326 (3) 19th Century American Prose
ENGL 422 (3) Studies in 19th Century American Literature
ENGL 423 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature
ENGL 525 (3) American Literature

Shakespeare

3 credits from a list of courses on Shakespeare.

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Theory

3 credits from a list of courses on theory:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Backgrounds of English Literature, Old English, Medieval, Renaissance.

Backgrounds of English Literature

ENGL 340 (3) History of the English Language
ENGL 347 (3) Great Writings of Europe 1
ENGL 348 (3) Great Writings of Europe 2
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1

Old English

ENGL 342 (3) Introduction to Old English
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 452 (3) Studies in Old English
ENGL 553 (3) Old English Literature

Medieval

ENGL 337 (3) Theme or Genre in Medieval Literature
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 356 (3) Middle English
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 358 (3) Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde
ENGL 456 (3) Middle English
ENGL 500 (3) Middle English

Renaissance

ENGL 215 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 305 (3) Renaissance English Literature 1
ENGL 307 (3) Renaissance English Literature 2
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 400 (3) Earlier English Renaissance
ENGL 401 (3) Studies in the 17th Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 501 (3) 16th Century

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Restoration, 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian, 19th-Century American.

Restoration

ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2

18th Century

ENGL 301 (3) Earlier 18th Century Novel
ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2
ENGL 304 (3) Later Eighteenth Century Novel
ENGL 403 (3) Studies in the 18th Century
ENGL 449 (3) Studies in the Gothic
ENGL 503 (3) 18th Century

Romantic

ENGL 331 (3) Literature Romantic Period 1
ENGL 332 (3) Literature Romantic Period 2
ENGL 405 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 2
ENGL 504 (3) 19th Century

Victorian

ENGL 329 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 1
ENGL 330 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 2
ENGL 334 (3) Victorian Poetry
ENGL 404 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 1
ENGL 405 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature 2
ENGL 504 (3) 19th Century

19th-Century American

ENGL 326 (3) 19th Century American Prose
ENGL 422 (3) Studies in 19th Century American Literature

Areas of English Literature

3 credits from one of the following areas: Early 20th Century, Modernist, Post-modern, Contemporary.

Early 20th Century

ENGL 361 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 1
ENGL 414 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 1

Modernist

ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 361 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 1
ENGL 414 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 505 (3) 20th Century

Post-modernist

ENGL 320 (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Contemporary

ENGL 320 (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 323 (3) 20th Century American Poetry
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
ENGL 336 (3) The 20th Century Novel 2
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 408 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 419 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Cultural Studies

3 credits selected from ENGL courses specific to Cultural Studies. Please consult the complementary course lists for Cultural Studies programs for course choices.

Drama and Theatre

3 credits selected from ENGL courses specific to Drama and Theatre. Please consult the complementary course lists for Drama and Theatre programs for course choices.

Department Offerings

9 credits from among other Department offerings (ENGL courses).

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Drama and Theatre (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second-program Minor in addition to their Honours program.

Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with excellent records. The minimum CGPA for application to the Honours program is 3.50; students meeting the 3.50 minimum in English Department courses alone (although not in CGPA) may also apply and make a case for their acceptance. In neither instance is admission guaranteed. After admission into the Honours program, the student is required to maintain a CGPA at a level set by the Faculty for graduation with Honours and a program GPA at the level set by the Department.

The Honours program in English requires 60 credits. Students intending to apply for Honours should plan to complete as many of the specific requirements of their option as possible within the first two years. With the written approval of an adviser, up to nine credits may be taken outside the department. All Honours students must complete at least 6 of their complementary credits at the 500-level. Ideally, 500-level seminars chosen will be relevant to the area of the student's independent study in the Honours Essay course (ENGL 491D1/ENGL 491D2), taken without exception in the final year of the program. The Honours Essay is first planned in consultation with a supervisor at the time of application to the Honours program; it is then guided and evaluated by that supervisor during the completion of ENGL 491. Graduation with Honours requires 60 credits of English, a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.00, and a minimum program GPA of 3.50. Graduation with First Class Honours requires a mark of A on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.50, and a minimum program GPA of 3.70.

Required Courses (15 credits)

Note: ENGL 230, ENGL 269 and ENGL 355 should be taken in the first two terms of the program.

ENGL 230 (3) Introduction to Theatre Studies
ENGL 269 (3) Introduction to Performance
ENGL 355 (3) The Poetics of Performance
ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

Complementary Courses (45 credits)

45 credits selected as described below. At least 6 of the 45 credits must be at the 500-level. A maximum of 9 credits may be from another department with the signed permission of the program adviser.

Shakespeare or Another Major Figure in Drama and Theatre Courses

3 credits from a list of courses on Shakespeare or, when available and with an instructor's signed permission on the student's Audit Sheet, another major figure in Drama and Theatre:

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Drama and/or Theatre Courses with a Canadian Component

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and/or Theatre with a Canadian component:

ENGL 313 (3) Canadian Drama and Theatre
ENGL 413 (3) Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre

Theatre History Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in theatre history:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 314 (3) 20th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 371 (3) Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 467 (3) Advanced Studies in Theatre History
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 486 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Drama and Theatre Before 1900 Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and Theatre before 1900:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Theory Courses

3 credits from courses on theory:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

400-Level Theory Courses

3 credits from a list of courses with a theoretical component, from the option's offerings at the 400-level or above:

ENGL 458 (3) Theories of Text and Performance 1
ENGL 459 (3) Theories of Text and Performance 2
ENGL 467 (3) Advanced Studies in Theatre History

Performance-Oriented Courses

9 credits from a list of performance-oriented courses:

ENGL 365 (3) Costuming for the Theatre 1
ENGL 367 (3) Acting 2
ENGL 368 (3) Stage Scenery and Lighting 1
ENGL 372 (3) Stage Scenery and Lighting 2
ENGL 373 (3) Voice and Speech 2
ENGL 375 (3) Interpretation Dramatic Text
ENGL 376 (3) Scene Study
ENGL 377 (3) Costuming for the Theatre 2
ENGL 465D1 (4.5) Theatre Laboratory
ENGL 465D2 (4.5) Theatre Laboratory
ENGL 466D1 (3) Directing for the Theatre
ENGL 466D2 (3) Directing for the Theatre
ENGL 469 (3) Acting 3
ENGL 474 (3) Advanced Practical Work Theatre 2

Departmental Offerings in English Literature and/or Cultural Studies

6 credits chosen from the course lists for the English Literature and/or Cultural Studies programs. Please consult the complementary courses for the English Literature and Cultural Studies programs for course choices.

English Courses

12 credits in English selected in consultation with an academic adviser.

Drama and Theatre - Courses of Interest - Other Departments

Students are normally permitted to count 6 credits from other departments toward their English programs. In exceptional circumstances, an adviser, approached by a student with strong academic grounds for including a third such course, may grant permission, to a maximum of 9 extra-departmental credits, and must so indicate in advance by signing the departmental program Audit Sheet.

This list comprises courses in other departments that might be accepted by an adviser for credit towards the student's Drama and Theatre program. This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2010-2011.

There might be other courses in the Faculty of Arts for which a student could receive Drama and Theatre program credit. A student who has identified a course not noted below, should show their program adviser the course syllabus in advance and, if he or she agrees, get the advisor's initialled approval of the course on their program audit sheet. The Department requires a complete signed audit sheet in the student's file in Arts 155 in order to process the file for graduation.

Included in the list are courses taught in languages other than English and courses that have prerequisites.

*Note: The courses in the list below with an asterisk ("*") have an historical dimension and may count toward this program requirement. Other courses could count toward the "option's offerings" component of the program.

EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
HISP 324* (3) 20th Century Drama
ITAL 330* (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
MUAR 387* (3) The Opera
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Cultural Studies (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second-program Minor in addition to their Honours program.

Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with excellent records. The minimum CGPA for application to the Honours program is 3.50; students meeting the 3.50 minimum in English Department courses alone (although not in CGPA) may also apply and make a case for their acceptance. In neither instance is admission guaranteed. After admission into the Honours program, the student is required to maintain a CGPA at a level set by the Faculty for graduation with Honours and a program GPA at the level set by the Department.

The Honours program in English requires 60 credits. Students intending to apply for Honours should plan to complete as many of the specific requirements of their option as possible within the first two years. With the written approval of an adviser, up to nine credits may be taken outside the department. All Honours students must complete at least 6 of their complementary credits at the 500-level. Ideally, 500-level seminars chosen will be relevant to the area of the student's independent study in the Honours Essay course (ENGL 491D1/ENGL 491D2), taken without exception in the final year of the program. The Honours Essay is first planned in consultation with a supervisor at the time of application to the Honours program; it is then guided and evaluated by that supervisor during the completion of ENGL 491. Graduation with Honours requires 60 credits of English, a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.00, and a minimum program GPA of 3.50. Graduation with First Class Honours requires a mark of A on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.50, and a minimum program GPA of 3.70.

Required Courses (18 credits)

ENGL 275, ENGL 276, ENGL 277 and ENGL 359 should be taken in the first two terms in the program.

ENGL 275 (3) Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENGL 276 (3) Methods of Cultural Analysis
ENGL 277 (3) Introduction to Film Studies
ENGL 359 (3) The Poetics of the Image
ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

42 credits selected as described below. At least 6 of the 42 credits must be at the 500-level. A maximum of 9 credits may be from another department with the signed permission of the program adviser.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 381 (3) A Film-Maker 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 481 (3) A Film-Maker 2
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Canadian Component

3 credits from a list of courses with a Canadian component:

ENGL 341 (3) Canadian Radio and Television
ENGL 393 (3) Canadian Cinema
ENGL 440 (3) First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media
ENGL 441 (3) Special Topics in Canadian Cultural Studies

Theory or Criticism

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory or Criticism:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Historical Dimension

6 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with an historical dimension:

ENGL 350 (3) Studies in the History of Film 1
ENGL 351 (3) Studies in the History of Film 2
ENGL 363 (3) Studies in the History of Film 3
ENGL 374 (3) Film Movement or Period
ENGL 451 (3) A Period in Cinema
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1

400-Level Theory

3 credits from a list of 400-level courses in Cultural Studies with a theoretical component:

ENGL 454 (3) Topics in Cultural Studies and Gender
ENGL 479 (3) Philosophy of Film
ENGL 484 (3) Seminar in the Film
ENGL 487 (3) Cultural Icons
ENGL 488 (3) Special Topics / Communications and Mass Media 2
ENGL 489 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 1
ENGL 490 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 2
ENGL 492 (3) Image and Text
ENGL 497 (3) Seminar in Cultural Studies

Literature and/or Drama and Theory

12 credits in ENGL courses specific to English Literature and/or Drama and Theatre, of which at least 6 credits are at the 300-level or higher. Please consult the complementary course lists for the English Literature and Drama and Theatre programs for course choices.

Additional Cultural Studies

12 additional credits from the option's offerings which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Cultural Studies categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Cultural Studies lists, such as courses in Literature, may not count toward the Honours English - Cultural Studies.

ENGL 280 (3) Introduction to Film as Mass Medium
ENGL 354 (3) Sexuality and Representation
ENGL 366 (3) Film Genre
ENGL 378 (3) Media and Culture
ENGL 379 (3) Film Theory
ENGL 380 (3) Non-Fic Media: Cinema, Television, Radio
ENGL 382 (3) International Cinema 1
ENGL 383 (3) Studies in Communications 1
ENGL 384 (3) Semiotics of Advertising
ENGL 385 (3) Topics in Literature and Film
ENGL 386 (3) Fans, Celebrities, Audiences
ENGL 388 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 389 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 390 (3) Political and Cultural Theory
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 395 (3) Cultural and Theatre Studies
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 398 (3) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 476 (3) Alternative Approaches to Media 1
ENGL 482 (3) International Cinema 2
ENGL 585 (3) Cultural Studies: Film
ENGL 586 (3) Cultural Studies: Other Media
ENGL 587 (3) Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Studies
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Literature (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." Applications to do a Joint Honours Program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts should be submitted once a minimum of 9 credits, and no more than 18 credits, have been completed in English. There are normally two possible application dates for Joint Honours in English: either by the end of January (by which time first-term courses are completed and the grades are available), or at the same time as the Honours application date, typically in mid-April. (Only students who will have completed more than 18 credits in English by the end of January may apply in the Fall.) Applications will be considered by the Department's Honours Committee on the basis of the student's program GPA, at a minimum of 3.50. The application form is available in the Department's General Office (Arts 155), and the specific submission requirements are described by that form.

The maintenance of a 3.50 program GPA is required for continuation in Joint Honours. Graduation with Joint Honours requires a minimum CGPA of 3.00, a minimum program GPA of 3.50, and a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay. Graduation with First Class Joint Honours in English requires a minimum CGPA of 3.50, a minimum program GPA of 3.70, and a minimum mark of A on the Honours Essay.

Each academic year there is a special adviser for Joint Honours students, and the receptionist in the General Office can provide their name and contact information. The Department's website http://www.mcgill.ca/english/ provides additional information on the Joint Honours program and applications, and this website should also be consulted prior to contacting the adviser.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ENGL 311 (3) Poetics
ENGL 360 (3) Literary Criticism

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected as described below.

In addition to the 6-credit requirement for Advanced Study described below, all Joint Honours students' programs of study shall include 6 credits of study at the 400-level or above. Students are encouraged to take courses at the 300-level and above.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Advanced Study

6 credits of advanced study, in one of the following two forms A or B, in order of preference:

A) 6-credits of honours essay:

ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

B) Two 3-credit 500-level courses selected in consultation with the student's adviser(s).

(In very rare cases, a third alternative may be approved at the discretion of the Joint Honours adviser, but only when it is formally recommended for the joint subject according to the description of that Joint Honours program found in the Arts section of this publication. For example, Joint Honours with Anthropology allows the option of combining 3 credits of essay work with 3 credits in the joint subject to create a joint essay.)

Pre-1800

9 credits from a list of pre-1800 literature courses:

ENGL 301 (3) Earlier 18th Century Novel
ENGL 302 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1
ENGL 303 (3) Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2
ENGL 305 (3) Renaissance English Literature 1
ENGL 307 (3) Renaissance English Literature 2
ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 316 (3) Milton
ENGL 340 (3) History of the English Language
ENGL 342 (3) Introduction to Old English
ENGL 347 (3) Great Writings of Europe 1
ENGL 348 (3) Great Writings of Europe 2
ENGL 349 (3) English Literature and Folklore 1
ENGL 356 (3) Middle English
ENGL 357 (3) Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
ENGL 358 (3) Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde
ENGL 400 (3) Earlier English Renaissance
ENGL 401 (3) Studies in the 17th Century
ENGL 403 (3) Studies in the 18th Century
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 452 (3) Studies in Old English
ENGL 456 (3) Middle English
ENGL 500 (3) Middle English
ENGL 501 (3) 16th Century
ENGL 502 (3) 17th Century
ENGL 503 (3) 18th Century
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 553 (3) Old English Literature

Theory

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

500 Level

3 credits of English (ENGL) courses at the 500-level.

Department Offerings

9 additional credits of English (ENGL) courses, preferably courses at the 300-level or above.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." Applications to do a Joint Honours Program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts should be submitted once a minimum of 9 credits, and no more than 18 credits, have been completed in English. There are normally two possible application dates for Joint Honours in English: either by the end of January (by which time first-term courses are completed and the grades are available), or at the same time as the Honours application date, typically in mid-April. (Only students who will have completed more than 18 credits in English by the end of January may apply in the Fall.) Applications will be considered by the Department's Honours Committee on the basis of the student's program GPA, at a minimum of 3.50. The application form is available in the Department's General Office (Arts 155), and the specific submission requirements are described by that form.

The maintenance of a 3.50 program GPA is required for continuation in Joint Honours. Graduation with Joint Honours requires a minimum CGPA of 3.00, a minimum program GPA of 3.50, and a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay. Graduation with First Class Joint Honours in English requires a minimum CGPA of 3.50, a minimum program GPA of 3.70, and a minimum mark of A on the Honours Essay.

Each academic year there is a special adviser for Joint Honours students, and the receptionist in the General Office can provide their name and contact information. The Department's website http://www.mcgill.ca/english/ provides additional information on the Joint Honours program and applications, and this website should also be consulted prior to contacting the adviser.

Required Courses (9 credits)

ENGL 230 (3) Introduction to Theatre Studies
ENGL 269 (3) Introduction to Performance
ENGL 355 (3) The Poetics of Performance

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as described below. In addition to the 6-credit requirement for Advanced Study described below, all Joint Honours students' programs of study shall include 6 credits of study at the 400-level or above.

Advanced Study

6 credits of advanced study, in one of the following two forms A or B, in order of preference:

A) 6 credits of honours essay:

ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

B) Two 3-credit 500-level courses selected in consultation with the student's adviser(s).

(In very rare cases, a third alternative may be approved at the discretion of the Joint Honours adviser, but only when it is formally recommended for the joint subject according to the description of that Joint Honours program found in the Arts section of this publication. For example, Joint Honours with Anthropology allows the option of combining 3 credits of essay work with 3 credits in the joint subject to create a joint essay.)

Theory Courses

3 credits from a list of theory courses:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Dramatic Literature

3 credits in dramatic literature:

For a list of courses for the 2010-2011 academic year, please consult the Department of English web page http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

History of the Theatre

3 credits in history of the theatre:

ENGL 306 (3) Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern
ENGL 308 (3) English Renaissance Drama 1
ENGL 309 (3) English Renaissance Drama 2
ENGL 310 (3) Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 314 (3) 20th Century Drama
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 371 (3) Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries
ENGL 416 (3) Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 467 (3) Advanced Studies in Theatre History
ENGL 485 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900
ENGL 486 (3) Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 565 (3) Medieval Drama Workshop

Departmental Offerings

12 credits

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Cultural Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." Applications to do a Joint Honours Program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts should be submitted once a minimum of 9 credits, and no more than 18 credits, have been completed in English. There are normally two possible application dates for Joint Honours in English: either by the end of January (by which time first-term courses are completed and the grades are available), or at the same time as the Honours application date, typically in mid-April. (Only students who will have completed more than 18 credits in English by the end of January may apply in the Fall.) Applications will be considered by the Department's Honours Committee on the basis of the student's program GPA, at a minimum of 3.50. The application form is available in the Department's General Office (Arts 155), and the specific submission requirements are described by that form.

The maintenance of a 3.50 program GPA is required for continuation in Joint Honours. Graduation with Joint Honours requires a minimum CGPA of 3.00, a minimum program GPA of 3.50, and a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay. Graduation with First Class Joint Honours in English requires a minimum CGPA of 3.50, a minimum program GPA of 3.70, and a minimum mark of A on the Honours Essay.

Each academic year there is a special adviser for Joint Honours students, and the receptionist in the General Office can provide their name and contact information. The Department's website http://www.mcgill.ca/english/ provides additional information on the Joint Honours program and applications, and this website should also be consulted prior to contacting the adviser.

Required Courses (9 credits)

ENGL 275 (3) Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENGL 276 (3) Methods of Cultural Analysis
ENGL 359 (3) The Poetics of the Image

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as described below.

In addition to the 6-credit requirement for Advanced Study described below, all Joint Honours students' programs of study shall include 6 credits of study at the 400-level or above. Students are encouraged to take courses at the 300-level and above.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Advanced Study

6 credits of advanced study, in one of the following two forms A or B, in order of preference:

A) 6 credits of honours essay:

ENGL 491D1 (3) Honours Essay
ENGL 491D2 (3) Honours Essay

B) Two 3-credit 500-level courses selected in consultation with the student's adviser(s).

(In very rare cases, a third alternative may be approved at the discretion of the Joint Honours adviser, but only when it is formally recommended for the joint subject according to the description of that Joint Honours program found in the Arts section of this publication. For example, Joint Honours with Anthropology allows the option of combining 3 credits of essay work with 3 credits in the joint subject to create a joint essay.)

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 381 (3) A Film-Maker 1
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 481 (3) A Film-Maker 2
ENGL 516 (3) Shakespeare

Theory

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory:

ENGL 317 (3) Theory of English Studies 1
ENGL 318 (3) Theory of English Studies 2
ENGL 319 (3) Theory of English Studies 3
ENGL 322 (3) Theories of the Text
ENGL 346 (3) Materiality and Sociology of Text
ENGL 352 (3) Theories of Difference

Historical Dimension

3 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with an historical dimension:

ENGL 350 (3) Studies in the History of Film 1
ENGL 351 (3) Studies in the History of Film 2
ENGL 363 (3) Studies in the History of Film 3
ENGL 374 (3) Film Movement or Period
ENGL 451 (3) A Period in Cinema
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1

Departmental Offerings

12 additional credits of English (ENGL) courses, preferably courses at the 300-level or above.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Admission Requirements to the Joint Honours Program – English Component

Admission Requirements to the Joint Honours Program – English Component

Applications will be considered by the Department’s Honours Committee on the basis of the student’s program GPA, at a minimum of 3.50. The application form is available in the Department’s General Office (Arts 155), and the specific submission requirements are described by that form. The application will take some time to prepare, and allowance for such preparation (at least several weeks) must be made in order to meet the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Acceptance into Joint Honours English may be conditional on particular revisions to the Program Course Proposal to be submitted with the application form. This proposal goes on file in the General Office with the other submissions. Only course choices that are appropriate, given the nature of the Joint Honours program proposed, including the Honours Essay if applicable, will be approved. In order to graduate with Joint Honours, all subsequent course substitutions in the initially approved Joint Honours English program must be endorsed by the Joint Honours adviser when they are made (i.e., at the start of each term) and entered on the Program Course Proposal with the adviser’s initialled approval.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)