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Honours English - Literature (60 credits)

Offered by: English     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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 9 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 Departmental Survey of English Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature before 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jamie Fumo (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 200
  • ENGL 203 Departmental Survey of English Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature after 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tabitha Sparks (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ENGL 202 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 201
  • ENGL 311 Poetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Discussion and application of basic critical tools for analysis of literature. Study of such features of poetry and prose fiction as prosody, diction, voice, tone, imagery, figurative language, point of view, narrative form, and character.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dorothy A Bray, Brian P Trehearne, Theodore W Folkerth (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major Concentration, Literature Option.
  • ENGL 360 Literary Criticism (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Principles of literary criticism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sandeep Banerjee (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: at least 3 credits of ENGL 200, ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 203. Pre-/Co-requisite: ENGL 311. Required for but not restricted to Literature Honours students
  • ENGL 491D1 Honours Essay (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Supervised research essay on an approved topic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter
    • Students must register for both ENGL 491D1 and ENGL 491D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ENGL 491D1 and ENGL 491D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ENGL 491D1 and ENGL 491D2 together are equivalent to ENGL 491
  • ENGL 491D2 Honours Essay (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Supervised research essay on an approved topic.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 491D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ENGL 491D1 and ENGL 491D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ENGL 491D1 and ENGL 491D2 together are equivalent to ENGL 491

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:

American Literature

3 credits from a list of American Literature courses:

Shakespeare

3 credits from a list of courses on Shakespeare.

Theory

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory:

  • ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Philosophical approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David C Hensley (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs
  • ENGL 318 Theory of English Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Socio-Historical approaches.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs
  • ENGL 319 Theory of English Studies 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Issues in interpretation: authorship, performance, reception.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Trevor Ponech (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs
  • ENGL 322 Theories of the Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A course focusing on textuality (as opposed to, say, intentionality and interpretation) and on how specific effects are made - how texts work and produce meaning, including rhetoric and form.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Miranda Brun Hickman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.
  • ENGL 346 Materiality and Sociology of Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Writing, printing, distribution, marketing, and placement within canon-making institutions; the influence of material forms of production and transmission on the creation and reception of literature, film, and theatre.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eli MacLaren (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.
  • ENGL 352 Theories of Difference (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Introduction to a selection of theories that have influenced thinking about difference across the humanities and social sciences, including gender, sexuality, race, class and hierarchical structures, language, religion, ethnicity, and personal identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

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 347 Great Writings of Europe 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected texts that significantly enhance understanding of English literature.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth H Borris (Fall)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 348 Great Writings of Europe 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected texts that significantly enhance understanding of English literature.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Van Dussen (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall

Old English

  • ENGL 342 Introduction to Old English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to grammar and basic vocabulary in Old English.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dorothy A Bray (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 351.
  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ENGL 452 Studies in Old English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of an aspect of Old English Literature which presupposes a grounding in the language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ENGL 351 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor
  • ENGL 553 Old English Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A seminar on Old English. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ENGL 342 or equivalent

Medieval

Renaissance

Areas of English Literature

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

Restoration

18th Century

Romantic

Victorian

19th Century American

Areas of English Literature

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

Early 20th Century

Modernist

Post-modernist

Contemporary

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).

Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)