Program Requirements - Former Faculty of Arts

Course Levels and Rules

1000-level EN Courses

Beginning in Fall 2009, the only first-year courses offered are AP/EN 1001 3.0, AP/EN 1002 3.0, AP/EN 1006 3.0, and AP/EN 1007 3.0. If you have not satis¬fied your 1000-level requirement, you must choose from among these courses.

1000-level EN Rules

You may take up to 12 credits toward your degree, but you may only count 6 credits toward your major/minor; any additional credits would count only as Free Choice credits.

Only the following courses count toward the English major/minor:

AP/EN 1001
AP/EN 1002
AP/EN 1006
AP/EN 1007
AS/EN 1100 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1200 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1300 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1400 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1250 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1350 (prior to FW 2009)
AS/EN 1007 (prior to FW 2009)
GL/EN 1520

Open to all students who have completed fewer than 54 credits. Students who have completed 54 or more credits must speak to the Undergraduate Program Director for permission to enrol, space permitting.

2000-level EN Courses

2000-level courses provide students with an introduc¬tory survey of literature representative of a particular nation, period, genre, theory or theme, which have been divided into different areas. Consult the area lists for more details.

2000-level EN Rules

  • You may count only two 3-credit courses in the Popular Genres series in Area 6 toward your major/minor. The Popular Genres courses are those in what used to be the 2200 series in the old curriculum and are now in Category D in the new curriculum; see page 40. Any additional Popular Genres course you take will only count as Free Choice credits.
  • Open to all students who have passed fewer than 84 credits (not counting Faculty of Education credits). A limited number of places in each of these courses is open to entry-level students (i.e., those with 0 - 23 credits).

No student who has passed 84 credits or more may take a 1000- or 2000-level (i.e., lower-level) AP/EN course. No requests for permission to take restricted courses will be considered and none should be made until after the initial F/W enrol¬ment period has ended.

3000- level EN Courses

3000-level courses focus more specifically on literature in the different areas, providing different approaches, themes and analytical questions, and higher expecta¬tions from students' critical writing.

3000-level EN rules

  • Open to all students who have completed at least 54 credits (not counting Faculty of Education credits). Students who have completed at least 24 but fewer than 54 credits must contact the Undergraduate English Office, 208E Stong College, to see if they are eligible to receive permission to enrol in a 3000-level course.

4000 - level EN Courses

4000-level courses are Honours BA seminar courses. As seminars, they are frequently inquiry-based, in which students explore related questions and issues in the literature and criticism of a particular area. Expectations concerning student participation and writing skills are high.

4000-level EN Rules

  • Open to all Honours BA students who have completed at least 84 credits. No student pursuing a Regular BA (90 credits) degree may enrol.
  • Students who have completed fewer than 84 credits must receive permission from the Undergraduate Program Director to enrol in a 4000-level course. Such permission is rarely granted.
  • Honours Students should note that 18 credits at the 4000-level are required for graduation. An English major will need 12 English credits at the 4000-level. The remaining 6 credits may be taken in another subject, but can be English credits. Students doing a minor in English will need only 6 of the 18 credits at the 4000-level in English.

Area Lists

This is a complete list of courses above the 1000 level taught in the Department of English. As course numbers were changed when the new English curriculum was introduced in September 2009, this list includes the corresponding Arts/English and Atkinson/English numbers for your reference. In some cases, course credit exclusions are indicated.

The list is broken down into the following areas:

  • Canadian
  • American
  • Postcolonial
  • British
  • Gender
  • Genre
  • Language & Theory

Arts English Area List (pdf)

You may also search  the archived courses for LA&PS equivalents for Arts courses.