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.

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 Canadian Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 1.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Eli MacLaren (Fall)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 2. A continuation of ENGL 228.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Winter)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 327 Canadian Prose Fiction 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian prose fiction in English, from 19th century historical romance and realist fiction to the emergence of the modernist novel in the decades following the Second World War.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 328 Development of Canadian Poetry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the 18th century to the end of the Second World War.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 333 Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 339 Canadian Prose Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of contemporary Canadian prose fiction in English, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ENGL 409 Studies in a Canadian Author (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant author in Canadian literature.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature

  • ENGL 410 Theme or Movement Canadian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant theme or movement in Canadian Literature.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature

  • ENGL 411 Studies in Canadian Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of works of Canadian fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, based on previous work in Canadian fiction

  • ENGL 527 Canadian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 528 Canadian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

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 2018

    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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Miranda Brun Hickman (Winter)

    • 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 2017

    Instructors: Laura Henderson-Cameron (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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sarah Stunden (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Margaret A Kilgour (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017

    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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Dorothy A Bray (Winter)

    • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ENGL 342 or equivalent

Medieval

  • ENGL 337 Theme or Genre in Medieval Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a particular theme or genre of significance to the development of medieval literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 356 Middle English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works in Middle English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 357 Chaucer - Canterbury Tales (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 358 Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 456 Middle English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works in Middle English.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Van Dussen (Winter)

    • Fall

  • ENGL 500 Middle English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works in Middle English.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Dorothy A Bray (Fall)

    • Winter

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

  • ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of postcolonial literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 339 Canadian Prose Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of contemporary Canadian prose fiction in English, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ENGL 443 Contemporary Women's Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a theme or author in contemporary women's fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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).

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