English

 

ENGLISH

 

The Department of English offers one 6-credit course and two 3-credit courses at the 100-level (see course descriptions at the bottom of this page):

ENGL 100 – Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing (6 credits)
ENGL 111 – Literature and Academic Writing I (3 credits)
ENGL 112 – Literature and Academic Writing II (3 credits)

Either ENGL 100, or ENGL 111 and 112, is required for a major, joint major, advanced major, joint advanced major, honours, minor, subsidiary, or pair in English, and is also required for the BSc in Human Kinetics with Major in Kinesiology and Minor in Health Sciences.  The choice of whether to take the 6-credit course or the two 3-credit courses is entirely up to the student; neither is recommended over the other.

ENGL 111 is a required course in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

These courses may be electives in any other program.

ENGl 100, or ENGL 111 and 112, is the minimum prerequisite for all other courses in the department.  ENGL 111 is a prerequisite for ENGL 112.

Bachelor of Arts students who are considering taking ENGL 100, HIST 101 and 102, and PHIL 100 may want to explore the option of the Humanities Colloquium, which offers these courses in an integrated, chronologically coordinated way.

 

Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar:

100   Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing
This course introduces students to the critical tools and methods of literary study, including close reading and argumentative writing. Students will learn about the history of genres (e.g. poetry, drama, and the novel) and forms of literature (e.g. tragedy, realism). Texts may include the earliest writing in English to more recent works in various media. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 100, ENGL 110 or ENGL 111/112. Six credits.

111   Literature and Academic Writing I
This course will give students key skills such as: how to write literary-critical essays; how to build a question or problem from a close-reading of a literary work; how to frame an argument in a way that gives it purpose; how to develop that argument by presenting and analyzing evidence; how to engage in scholarly debate; how to do literary-critical research. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 111, 100 or 110. Three credits.

112   Literature and Academic Writing II
This course follows ENGL 111. It introduces students to the study of literature by familiarizing them with literary-critical concepts and terminology, by fostering an understanding of genre and form, by teaching the fundamental skill of closereading, and by introducing them to literary works from a range of historical periods. Prerequisite: ENGL 111. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 112, 100 or 110. Three credits.
 

Please refer to Section 9.18 English in the Academic Calendar.

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