McGill offers a unique English program with courses covering three closely linked subjects: English literature, drama, and cultural studies. This program allows you to explore all three subjects broadly while specializing in one area.
The English Literature option offers a broad overview of the basic texts and methods of the discipline, as well as a wide exposure to substantial areas in the field.
The Department of English offers different literature courses year-to-year. You can find courses covering all kinds of media, styles and periods — from poetry to playwriting and medieval to contemporary literature.
A background in English literature will strengthen your critical and analytical skills, and will give you plenty of experience in writing and research. You can continue on to graduate studies or a career in different fields like media criticism, journalism, writing, and community work.
You could become a professional:
- Literary critic
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
Minors that complement this program: