Requirements Chart (pre FW18-19)

Year Level Degree Type
REGULAR BA
30 Credits
HONOURS,
HONOURS MAJOR/MINOR AND HONOURS DOUBLE MAJOR
48 Credits
ENGLISH MINOR
30 Credits
SPECIALIZED HONOURS
60 Credits
1000 LEVEL 6 credits 
EN 1001 3.0  EN 1002 3.0
6 credits 
EN 1001 3.0      EN 1002 3.0
6 credits 
EN 1001 3.0  EN 1002 3.0
6 credits 
EN 1001 3.0
EN 1002 3.0
Minimum grade of D (50%) in AP/EN 1001 3.0 (must be fulfilled before taking AP/EN 1002 3.0); Minimum grade of C (60%) in AP/EN 1002 3.0
2000 LEVEL 12 credits
6 from Cat. A or Cat. B
OR 3 from Cat. A & 3 from Cat. B +
6 from Cat. C
18 credits
6 from Cat. A
6 from Cat. B
6 from Cat. C
12 credits
6 from Cat. A or Cat. B
OR 3 from Cat. A & 3 from Cat. B + 6 from Cat. C
18 credits
6 from Cat. A
6 from Cat. B
6 from Cat. C
Students may count up to a maximum of 6 credits from Category D (Popular Genres) towards their major/minor English requirements. For a list of these courses, please click here.
3000 LEVEL 12 credits 12 credits 6 credits 12 credits
6 additional credits at the 2000 or 3000 level
4000 LEVEL N/A 12 credits 6 credits 12 credits
6 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level
TIME PERIOD REQUIREMENT 3 credits  6 credits
3 credits 9 credits

Note: Students who want the most variety and coverage of different types of literature & theory and/or are thinking about graduate school in English are encouraged to become Specialized Honours Majors.

Eligibility Requirements

Students may enrol in English courses at various levels according to their year of study based on the number of credits they have completed. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has established the following guidelines to equate year of study with credits completed:

  • Year I: up to 23 credits completed
  • Year II: 24 to 53 credits completed
  • Year III: 54 to 83 credits completed
  • Year IV: 84 credits completed

Residency Rule

At least 50% of the credits in the English major/minor have to be taken at York University; this includes English courses at Glendon.