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Complementary Courses (2024-2025)

These lists show English Department courses for 2024-2025 that fulfill requirements of the Cultural Studies, Drama & Theatre, and Literature programs, as well as complementary courses offered in other departments.

Cultural Studies

This list comprises 2024-25 courses in the Department of English that will be accepted for credit towards your Cultural Studies program.

This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2024-25. These courses in a different year may not necessarily count towards your Cultural Studies program; please check the list for the year in which you took the course.

Courses are listed below by the program requirements they fulfill.

Other ENGL courses than those listed here may sometimes fulfill the program requirements given below. If you note a course not listed that seems to fulfill a given requirement, please see an advisor.


Theory and Criticism

ENGL 317, Theory of English Studies 1 Philosophical Approaches: The Private and the Public (fall)
ENGL 318, Theory of English Studies 2: Socio-Historical Approaches (winter)
ENGL 319, Cultural Theory Now (winter)
ENGL 322, Theories of the Text: Concepts of Criticism, 1850-1950 (winter)
ENGL 360, Literary Criticism (winter)

Major Figure

ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)
ENGL 316, Milton (fall)
ENGL 411, Studies in a Canadian Literature: Cohen and PK Page (fall)
ENGL 415, Studies in 20th Century Literature 2: Colson Whitehead's America (fall)
ENGL 418, Major Author (Elizabeth Bowen) (winter)

Canadian Component

ENGL 229, Canadian Literature 2 (fall)
ENGL 313, Canadian Drama and Theatre (winter)
ENGL 333, Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (winter)
ENGL 354, Sexuality and Representation: Queer Screens (fall)
ENGL 410, Theme or Movement in Canadian Literature: Canadian Crime Fiction (fall)
ENGL 411, Studies in a Canadian Literature: Cohen and PK Page (fall)

Historical Dimension

ENGL 335, The Twentieth-Century Novel 1: British Novel 1945-1975 (fall)
ENGL 336, The Twentieth-Century Novel II: The 20th Century Writes Back (winter)
ENGL 363, Film Movement or Period: American Film of the 1960s (Fall)
ENGL 366, Film Genre: Horror Film (winter)
ENGL 371, Theatre History, 19th to 21st Centuries: U.S. Popular Entertainments, 1820-1940 (winter)
ENGL 374, Film Movement or Period: American Film of the 1960s (fall)
ENGL 418, Major Author (Elizabeth Bowen) (winter)
ENGL 431, Studies in Drama: Latin American and Caribbean Theatre (winter)

400-level Theoretical Component:

ENGL 461, Studies in Literary Theory 2 (fall)
ENGL 479, Philosophy of Film (fall)
ENGL 490, Culture and Critical Theory 2: Introduction to Digital Humanities (winter)

Additional Courses

ENGL 226, American Literature 2: African American Literature before the Harlem Renaissance (winter)
ENGL 290, Introduction to Postcolonial and World Literature (fall)
ENGL 320, Postcolonial Literature (fall)
ENGL 390, Political and Cultural Theory: Intro to Black Feminist Theory (fall)
ENGL 345, Literature and Society: Literary Institutions (winter)
ENGL 376, Scene Study. “Immersive/Interactive Theatre” (winter)
ENGL 378 Media and Culture (fall)
ENGL 380, Non-Fiction Media: Documentary Cinema (winter)
ENGL 391, Special Topics in Cultural Studies 1: Girlhood Cinemas: Coming of Age in the Cultural Imaginary (winter)
ENGL 437, Studies in Literary Form: The Sonnet (winter)
ENGL 438, Studies in Literary Form: Literature and the Environmental Imagination (winter)
ENGL 444, Studies in Women Authors: Female Voices in Medieval Literature (fall)
ENGL 476 Alternative Approaches to Media (fall)
ENGL 585 Cultural Studies: Film: Image/ Sound/ Text (fall)

In addition, all of the above courses can count as additional courses on the audit sheet if they are not fulfilling another particular requirement.

Drama and Theatre

This list comprises 2024-25 courses in the Department of English that will be accepted for credit towards your Drama & Theatre program.

This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2024-25. These courses in a different year may not necessarily count towards your Drama & Theatre program; please check the list for the year in which you took the course.

Courses are listed below by the program requirements they fulfill.

Other ENGL courses than those listed here may sometimes fulfill the program requirements given below. If you note a course not listed that seems to fulfill a given requirement, please see an advisor.


Theory and Criticism

ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1 Philosophical Approaches: The Private and the Public (fall)
ENGL 318, Theory of English Studies 2: Socio-Historical Approaches (winter)
ENGL 319, Cultural Theory Now (winter)
ENGL 322, Theories of the Text: Concepts of Criticism, 1850-1950 (winter)
ENGL 360, Literary Criticism (winter)

Practice-Based Courses

ENGL 269, Introduction to Performance (winter)
ENGL 365, Costuming for the Theatre I: Costume Design (fall)
ENGL 367, Acting 2 (fall)
ENGL 372, Stage, Scenery and Lighting 2 (winter; delayed registration)
ENGL 376, Scene Study: Immersive/Interactive Theatre (winter)
ENGL 377, Costuming for the Theatre II (winter; delayed registration)

Performance-Oriented Courses

ENGL 269, Introduction to Performance (winter)
ENGL 376, Scene Study. “Immersive/Interactive Theatre” (winter)
ENGL 469, Acting 3: Voice and Embodiment for the Theatre (fall)

Courses in Theatre History

ENGL 306, Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (fall)
ENGL 370, Theatre History: The Long 18th Century (40) (fall)
ENGL 371, Theatre History, 19th to 21st Centuries: U.S. Popular Entertainments, 1820-1940 (winter)
ENGL 431, Studies in Drama: Latin American and Caribbean Theatre (winter)
ENGL 467, Advanced Studies in Theatre History: Cleopatra: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Power (fall)

Courses in Drama and Theatre Before 1900

ENGL 306, Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (fall)
ENGL 370, Theatre History: The Long 18th century (40) (fall)
ENGL 308, English Renaissance Drama 1 (winter)
ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)
ENGL 401, Studies in the 17th Century (winter)
ENGL 467, Advanced Studies in Theatre History: Cleopatra: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Power (fall)

400-level:

ENGL 401, Studies in the 17th Century (winter)
ENGL 431, Studies in Drama: Latin American and Caribbean Theatre (winter)
ENGL 467, Advanced Studies in Theatre History: Cleopatra: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Power (fall)

Canadian Component

ENGL 313, Canadian Drama and Theatre (winter)

Shakespeare

ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)

Courses with a Theoretical Component

ENGL 390, Political and Cultural Theory: Intro to Black Feminist Theory (fall)

Additional Courses

ENGL 314, 20th-century Drama (winter)

All of the above courses can count as additional courses on the audit sheet if they are not fulfilling another particular requirement.

Literature

This list comprises 2024-25 courses in the Department of English that will be accepted for credit towards your Literature program.

This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2024-25. These courses in a different year may not necessarily count towards your Literature program; please check the list for the year in which you took the course.

Courses are listed below by the program requirements they fulfill.

Other ENGL courses than those listed here may sometimes fulfill the program requirements given below. If you note a course not listed that seems to fulfill a given requirement, please see an advisor.


Theory and Criticism

ENGL 317, Theory of English Studies 1 Philosophical Approaches: The Private and the Public (fall)
ENGL 318, Theory of English Studies 2: Socio-Historical Approaches (winter)
ENGL 319, Cultural Theory Now (winter)
ENGL 322, Theories of the Text: Concepts of Criticism, 1850-1950 (winter)
ENGL 360, Literary Criticism (winter)

Major Author

ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)
ENGL 316, Milton (fall)
ENGL 411, Studies in a Canadian Literature: Cohen and PK Page (fall)
ENGL 415, Studies in 20th Century Literature 2: Colson Whitehead's America (fall)
ENGL 418, Major Author (Elizabeth Bowen) (winter)

Literature Before 1800

ENGL 301, Earlier 18th C Novel (fall)
ENGL 305, Renaissance English Literature I: The 1590s (Renaissance nondramatic) (winter)
ENGL 306, Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (fall)
ENGL 308, English Renaissance Drama 1 (winter)
ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)
ENGL 316, Milton (fall)
ENGL 331, Literature of the Romantic Period I: Love and Global Romanticism (fall)
ENGL 342, Introduction to Old English (winter)
ENGL 347, Great Writings of Europe 1: Virgil and Ovid (winter)
ENGL 348, Great Writings of Europe 2: Arthurian Origins (fall)
ENGL 357, Chaucer (fall; delayed registration)
ENGL 400, Earlier English Renaissance: Elizabethan Romance (fall)
ENGL 437, Studies in Literary Form: The Sonnet (winter)
ENGL 444, Studies in Women Authors: Female Voices in Medieval Literature (fall)
ENGL 461, Studies in Literary Theory 2: Eros, Confession, and Self-Construction in Autobiography and the Novel (fall)
ENGL 533, Literary Movements: Restoration Poetry and Culture (winter)

Canadian Literature

ENGL 229, Canadian Literature 2 (fall)
ENGL 313, Canadian Drama and Theatre (winter)
ENGL 333, Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (winter)
ENGL 410, Theme or Movement in Canadian Literature: Canadian Crime Fiction (fall)
ENGL 411, Studies in a Canadian Literature: Cohen and PK Page (fall)
ENGL 528 Canadian Literature: Hunger, Desire, Challenge; Literary Food Voices Speak Out (fall)

American Literature

ENGL 225, American Literature 1 (fall)
ENGL 226, American Literature 2: African American Literature before the Harlem Renaissance (winter)
ENGL 323, Modern Poetry (fall)
ENGL326, 19C American Prose (winter)
ENGL 345, Literature and Society: Literary Institutions (winter)
ENGL 415, Studies in 20th Century Literature 2: Colson Whitehead's America (fall)
ENGL 422, Studies in 19C American Literature (winter)
ENGL 437, Studies in Literary Form: Critical Race Readings of American Children’s Literature (winter)

Backgrounds of English Literature

ENGL 347, Great Writings of Europe 1: Virgil and Ovid (winter)
ENGL 348, Great Writings of Europe 2: Arthurian Origins (fall)

Old English

ENGL 342, Introduction to Old English

Medieval

ENGL 306, Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (fall)
ENGL 342, Introduction to Old English (winter)
ENGL 348, Great Writings of Europe 2: Arthurian Origins (fall)
ENGL 356, Middle English. Literature of the Fifteenth Century (winter)
ENGL 444, Studies in Women Authors: Female Voices in Medieval Literature (fall)
ENGL 456, Middle English. Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Late-Medieval English Literature (winter)

Renaissance & Restoration

ENGL 306, Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (fall)
ENGL 308, English Renaissance Drama 1 (winter)
ENGL 315, Shakespeare (fall)
ENGL 316, Milton (fall)
ENGL 400, Earlier English Renaissance: Elizabethan Romance (fall)
ENGL 401, Studies in the 17C (fall)
ENGL 437, Studies in Literary Form: The Sonnet (winter)
ENGL 533, Literary Movements: Restoration Poetry and Culture (winter)

18C Literature

ENGL 301, Earlier 18th C Novel (fall)
ENGL 461, Studies in Literary Theory 2 (fall)
ENGL 503, 18th Century (winter)

Romantic

ENGL 237, Introduction to Study of a Literary Form: Funny Forms and Genres: A Literary History of Comedy* (winter)
ENGL 331, Literature of the Romantic Period I: Love and Global Romanticism (fall)
ENGL 545 Topics in Literature and Society: Write, Protest, Resist: Women’s Work in the Revolutionary Age (fall)

Victorian

ENGL 329, 19C English Novel 1 (fall)
ENGL 394, Popular Literary Forms (winter)
ENGL 423: British Literature of the Victorian Fin de Siècle (winter)

19C American

ENGL 225, American Literature 1 (fall)
ENGL 326, 19C American Prose (winter)
ENGL 371, Theatre History, 19th to 21st Centuries: U.S. Popular Entertainments, 1820-1940 (winter)
ENGL 422, Studies in 19C American Literature (winter)
ENGL 437, Studies in Literary Form: Critical Race Readings of American Children’s Literature (winter)

Modern

ENGL 229, Canadian Literature 2 (fall)
ENGL 290, Introduction to Postcolonial and World Literature (fall)
ENGL 320, Postcolonial Literature (fall)
ENGL 323, Modern Poetry (fall)
ENGL 333, Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (winter)
ENGL 335, The Twentieth-Century Novel 1: British Novel 1945-1975 (fall)
ENGL 336, The Twentieth-Century Novel II: The 20th Century Writes Back (winter)
ENGL 345, Literature and Society: Literary Institutions (winter)
ENGL 385, Topics in Literature and Film: Spy Fiction (winter)
ENGL 410, Theme or Movement in Canadian Literature: Canadian Crime Fiction (fall)
ENGL 418, Major Author (Elizabeth Bowen) (winter)
ENGL 419, Studies in 20th C. Lit: Breaking the Sequence: Narrative Interventions in Early Twentieth-Century Modernist Fiction (fall)
ENGL 431, Studies in Drama: Latin American and Caribbean Theatre (winter)
ENGL 438, Studies in Literary Form: Literature and the Environmental Imagination (winter)
ENGL 505, Twentieth-Century Literature: Listen to This: Sound, Voice, Music, Noise (fall)
ENGL 528, Canadian Literature: Hunger, Desire, Challenge; Literary Food Voices Speak Out (fall)

Contemporary

ENGL 229, Canadian Literature 2 (fall)
ENGL 290, Introduction to Postcolonial and World Lit (fall)
ENGL 320, Postcolonial Literature (fall)
ENGL 333, Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (winter)
ENGL 345, Literature and Society: "Literary Institutions" (winter)
ENGL 390, Political and Cultural Theory: Intro to Black Feminist Theory (fall)
ENGL 410, Theme or Movement in Canadian Literature: Canadian Crime Fiction (fall)
ENGL 411, Studies in a Canadian Literature: Cohen and PK Page (fall)
ENGL 415,  Studies in 20th Century Literature 2: Colson Whitehead's America (fall)
ENGL 431, Studies in Drama: Latin American and Caribbean Theatre (winter)
ENGL 438, Studies in Literary Form: Literature and the Environmental Imagination (winter)
ENGL 512 Contemporary Studies in Literature and Culture: Literary Cultures of East and South Asia (winter)
ENGL 528 Canadian Literature: Hunger, Desire, Challenge; Literary Food Voices Speak Out (fall)

Additional Courses:

ENGL 360, Literary Criticism (fall)
ENGL 390, Political and Cultural Theory: Intro to Black Feminist Theory (fall)
ENGL 345, Literature and Society: Literary Institutions (winter)
ENGL 438, Studies in Literary Form: Literature and the Environmental Imagination (winter)
ENGL 460, Studies in Literary Theory: Race and Literature – from medieval to modern (winter)
ENGL 490, Culture and Critical Theory 2: Introduction to Digital Humanities (winter)
ENGL 540, Literary Theory 1: Theories of the Archive (fall)

In addition, all of the above courses can count as additional courses on the audit sheet if they are not fulfilling another particular requirement.

Courses in Other Departments

The appearance of a course on these lists does not guarantee that the department running this course and/or the instructor will grant permission to a student from English to take this course; please always inquire about the availability of taking these courses.

There might be other courses in the Faculty of Arts for which you could receive English program credit. If you feel you have identified such a course that is not on this list, you must show your advisor the course syllabus in advance and, if he/she/they agree(s), get the advisor’s initialled approval of the course on your program Audit Sheet.

Finally, recall that majors are allowed to claim only two courses from outside the department to their English degree; if you wish to claim a third non-department course, you must receive advance approval from your advisor. (Minors may claim only one course from outside the department.)


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