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2012-13 undergraduate courses

Please note that each course, besides the ENGL which identifies an English Department course, carries a three digit number, the first digit of which describes the general level of the course, as follows:

2 - U1

3 - U2

4 - U3

5 - graduate and U3

Students normally take courses appropriate to their year, but there is nothing rigid about this within the Department of English, and students may select courses within reason with the advice of instructors and advisors.

Within the courses normally open to undergraduate students, a student in any year may take a course at any level, provided that, where they exist, prerequisites are met. But U1 students are discouraged from enrolling in level 4 courses.

Students who take the same course number more than once, as can easily happen with slot courses whose content changes from year to year, should consult the appropriate program director to ensure that they will receive credit.

Policy on Minimum Course Enrolment

The issue of a minimum course enrolment is currently under discussion in the Department of English. In the interim, undergraduate courses with an enrolment of fewer than 10 students, 500 level courses with an enrolment of fewer than 7 students, and graduate courses with an enrolment of fewer than 4 students, will not be given unless warranted by special circumstances.

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