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2022-2023 Undergraduate Courses

Please note that each course has an ENGL designation, which identifies an English Department course, and a three digit number. The first digit of this course number offers a rough guide to 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 provided pre-requisites, where they exist, are met. That is, U1 students would, for the most part, take 200-level courses. (Some 200-level courses are open to U0 students as well; for 2022-23 academic year these are: ENGL 215, 225, 227, 229, 230, 250, 290, and 297). More information and advice for U0 students can be found on the Office of Advising and Student Information Services website.

English Majors, Minors, and Honours students may select courses at any level within reason with the advice of instructors and advisors. U1 students are discouraged from enrolling in 400-level courses. 

In program students — that is, Majors, Minors or Honours students in English — should normally restrict themselves in U1 to the courses that are required for their programme of study, as follows:

Cultural Studies major/minor/honours: ENGL 275 and ENGL 277 (and for Majors and Honours students only: ENGL 359)

Drama and Theatre major/minor/honours: ENGL 230 (and for Majors and Honours students only: ENGL 355)

Literature major/minor/honours: ENGL 202 and ENGL 203 (and for Majors and Honours students only: ENGL 311)

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