A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.
B. MAJOR-FIELD WITH HONOURS REQUIREMENTS
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of English while fulfilling the following requirements:
1. Foundation Program: English 203, 205, 302 and 340.
2. Canadian Literature: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) must be chosen from "Canadian Literature Courses" within the Field of English.
3. Postcolonial Studies: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) must be chosen from "Postcolonial Studies Courses" within the Field of English.
4. Historical Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) consisting of the following:
(a) 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: English 401, 403, 405, or 406
(b) 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: English 409, 410, 411, 412, or 413
(c) 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: English 431, 433, or 435
(d) 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: English 441, 443, 445, 447, 449, or 461
5. Honours Project: English 504 (Students must consult with the English Department for information and advice by January 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to register in English 504.)
6. English Options: An additional 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) at the 300 level or above from the Field of English, including at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) labelled English.
7. Upper-Year Courses: Inclusive of the courses used to satisfy requirements 2-6 above, 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) must be from courses labelled English at the 400 level or above, of which at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) must be at the 500 level.
C. DEGREE OPTIONS
The BA Honours in English can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.
- English 201 or the equivalent can be used as a substitute for English 203 in the foundation program to facilitate transfers or late entries into the BA programs in English. Please consult with the Department concerning preparation for further study.
- Students in second year or above who do not already hold credit for English 205 may use English 311 as an alternative Shakespeare Course in the Foundation Program.
- Up to 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) selected from the following list may be counted towards the major field: Drama 371, 471, Linguistics 321, 435. Students may consult with the department to verify whether additional pertinent courses outside of the field may be applied to the major or honours program.
- In exceptional circumstances, other courses may be accepted by the Department in lieu of part or all of the Foundation Program, particularly in the case of students transferring from other institutions.
- With Department consent, students transferring from other institutions may satisfy part or all of the Historical course requirements with transfer courses focusing on the appropriate periods. Students must supply detailed course outlines for each proposed transfer course, in order for such equivalency to be considered.
- Students should consult with the English Advisor concerning an appropriate choice of courses to ensure an appropriate sequence and adequate breadth.
- English Honours students should note that competency in a second language is often required for advanced studies in the field.