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Courses recommended for non-ENGL students (e.g., B.Ed, B.Sc., Medicine, etc.)


Just as we advise our English majors and minors to take foundational survey courses before taking 300-level courses in the Department, so too we suggest that students from disciplines other than English follow a similar trajectory.

For course descriptions, please see here:

NB: There are no pre-requisites to taking any of the following 200-level courses.

ENGL 201 Survey of English Literature 2: Monday and Wednesday 4:05 – 5:25 pm (Literature)

ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2: Tuesday and Thursday 10:05 – 11:25 am (Literature)


After you have taken a 200-level ENGL course, you may wish to proceed to select 300-level courses (particularly if you are a B.Ed student). The following might be good matches for your needs. (In parentheses are the programs toward which they count – Drama and Theatre, Cultural Studies, and/or Literature)

ENGL 313 Canadian Drama and Theatre: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:35 am – 10:25 am (Drama and Literature)

ENGL 314 Twentieth-Century Drama: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:35 – 5:25 pm (Drama and Literature)

ENGL 324 20th Century American Prose: Tuesday and Thursday 8:35 – 9:55 am (Literature)

ENGL 336 Twentieth-Century Novel 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:35pm – 1:25 pm (Literature)

ENGL 347 Great Writings of Europe 1: Monday and Wednesday 11:35 am - 12:55 pm (Literature)

ENGL 348 Great Writings of Europe 2: Monday and Wednesday 4:05 pm - 5:25 pm (Literature)

ENGL 363 Studies in the History of Film 3: Monday and Wednesday 2:35 pm – 3:55 pm | Screening: Friday 1:05 pm – 3:25 pm (Cultural Studies)

ENGL 372 Stage Scenery and Lighting 2: Tuesday and Thursday 10:05 – 11:25 am (Drama)

ENGL 376 Scene Study: Multiculturalism and North American Drama: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:35 pm – 2:25 pm (Cultural Studies, Drama, and Literature)

ENGL 378 Media and Culture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:35 am - 9:25 am (Cultural Studies)

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