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English 1011 Composition View Details
A study of English grammar (word level and sentence level), an introduction to rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), a discussion of readings, and an introduction to revision, editing, research, and documentation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 1500 may not take English 1011 for credit.  English 1011 and English 1031 may be taken in either order.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1012 Academic Communications View Details
Intended to help students improve their communication skills: writing, reading, thinking, speaking, and listening, with the intent of bridging the gap between every day communication and academic writing. Students write an expository and a persuasive paper, summarize written texts, apply principles of clear and correct writing to their own compositions, and expand their writing skills so that they can write and speak more effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: This course counts as an open elective and does not fulfill the Type A or English requirement of any degree program. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Native Access Program.
Course Classifications: Other

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English 1013 English for International Students View Details
Intended to help International students improve their English communication skills: writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Students read a variety of texts, write an expository and a persuasive essay, summarize written texts, and apply principles of clear and correct writing to their own compositions. Students learn research and documentation strategies, with an emphasis on the requirements of academic integrity for both individual and collaborative work. International students are introduced to key concepts in academic research such as peer-review, and to library-based research.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: 1) This course is restricted to students for whom English is not a first language 2) Students may not enroll in any other English courses in the same term as this course. 3) This course may be used as an open elective only and cannot be used to fulfill the Type A or English requirements of any Bachelors degree program. 4) Enrolment by permission of the Chair of the Department of English only. Further Notes: This course would not be suitable for anyone who has successfully completed a previous English course at the university level. This would provide an alternative to students who found ENGL1015 (above) too challenging or had failed (these students would take ENGL1015 later to fulfill their degree requirements)
Course Classifications: Other

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English 1015 Introduction to Academic Writing View Details
An introduction to university-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research, and documentation. A review of English grammar (word and sentence level) and rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), and a study of the methods and conventions of academic argumentation and research, with an emphasis on finding and evaluating sources, formulating research questions, developing arguments, and composing various types of analyses including academic essays.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 1011, 1031, or 1500 may not take English 1015 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1016 Introduction to Professional Writing View Details
An introduction to professional-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research and documentation. A review of English grammar (word and sentence level), rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), and a study of writing in a variety of professional contexts with an emphasis on assessing rhetorical situations and crafting messages to inform and persuade diverse audiences in a variety of forms and formats.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1115 Foundations of Literary Study View Details
An introduction to literary study, focusing on texts from the major genres (drama, poetry, prose) within their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis will be given to the development of skills in critical analysis, research, writing, and documentation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 1100, 1102, 1111 or 1112 may not take English 1115 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1116 Native and Newcomer Literatures in Canada: Contact Zones View Details
An introduction to First Nations and settler literature in Canada, focusing on the ways in which the writing of these groups helps to define, negotiate, and critique the relationships between all Canadian treaty people. Texts from a variety of genres, such as fiction, travel and exploration narrative, life writing, poetry, songs, drama and film, will be studied in their historical, political, and cultural context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 1117 Introduction to Popular Culture View Details
An introduction to the critical study of popular culture, considering definitions of "the popular" and how popular movements, genres, and subcultures emerge and develop. Popular culture theories and their applications will be covered; a variety of cultural texts will be analyzed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2902 may not take English 1117 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1118 Introduction to Film Studies View Details
An introduction to the practices of reading, analyzing, and writing critically about film. Elements including mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound will be examined. Film form and style in a variety of genres, such as the documentary, experimental film, narrative cinema, and animation, will be covered. Attention will be paid to the role of cinema, and cinema studies, as cultural institutions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2901 may not take English 1118 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 1807 Writing Skills for Students in the Native Nurses Entry Program View Details
This course emphasizes composition skills, including grammar and usage, paragraph writing, and expository essay writing. A major portion of the course deals with writing a research essay. Classroom readings and writing assignments will focus, as much as possible, on Native health issues.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May not be used as the first-year prerequisite to courses in English at the second, third, or fourth year levels.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2010 Special Topics View Details
The topic of this course will vary and will be given in an area in which a regular course offering is not available. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2115 Shakespeare View Details
A study of Shakespeare’s poetry and drama. Students will be introduced to the various genres in which Shakespeare worked: comedy, tragedy, history, sonnet, and narrative poetry. Lectures will situate the readings in a variety of historical and cultural contexts, which may include theatre conventions and history, political contexts, gender and sexual politics, colonial history, and publication history.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3116 or English 3216 may not take English 2115 for credit. English 2115 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2250 History of English Literature I View Details
A historical survey of writers, texts, literary forms, and movements from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1700. Readings will include Old English, Middle English, Early Modern, and Restoration texts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level, including English 1115, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2240 may not take English 2250 or 2251 for credit. English 2250 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2251 History of English Literature II View Details
A historical survey of writers, texts, literary forms, and movements from 1700 up to, and including, the 20th century. Readings will include Eighteenth-century, Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist texts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English as the first-year level, including English 1115, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2240 may not take English 2250 or 2251 for credit. English 2251 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2510 Global Literatures in English View Details
A study of literature and cultural expression in English from around the world, including Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific, with an emphasis on Indigenous texts. English is a global language, spoken by over a billion people who have creatively reshaped it to tell stories that reflect their diverse social, historical, political and cultural contexts. These stories both respond to colonial histories, and promote cultural continuity. Issues of nationalism, colonialism, globalization, indigeneity, migration and race will be studied through a variety of literary, cultural, and theoretical texts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2501 may not take English 2510 for credit. English 2510 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 2717 Indigenous Literature in Canada View Details
A study of literature in English by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors within Canada. Topics to be covered may include the relationship between oral and written traditions; the adaptation of forms of English-language literature so that they are more appropriate to Indigenous cultural contexts; and the use of literary texts to teach aspects of philosophy, history, religion and/or environmental science.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level, or Indigenous Learning 1100, or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2717
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2702/Indigenous Learning 2702 may not take English 2717/Indigenous Learning 2717 for credit. English 2717 counts towards fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 2810 Gender, Sexuality and the Body in Literature and Culture View Details
An introduction to the role cultural texts play in constructions and understandings of gender, sexuality and the body and their historical and cultural variations. Topics to be covered may include diverse feminisms, masculinity, femininity, biology, queer studies, trans politics, and reproductive politics. These topics will be illuminated through a variety of cultural and theoretical texts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): One FCE in English at the first-year level, or Women’s Studies 1100, or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department of English
Cross-List(s): Women’s Studies 2810
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 course
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2817 Writing Across Genres: Nonfiction Prose View Details
Instruction and practice in a range of popular nonfiction prose genres focused on the major rhetorical modes (exposition, argumentation, description, narration). Genres studied may include: memoir, personal essay, blog, travel writing, feature journalism, sports writing, and criticism (music, film, fashion, games, and television).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2807 may not take English 2817 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2818 Writing Across Genres: Creative Writing View Details
Instruction and practice in a range of literary genres focused on the craft of creative and expressive writing (plot, setting, characterization, point of view, dialogue, voice, and style). Genres studied may include: poetry, prose fiction, drama, fan fiction, and screenplay.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2913 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theories View Details
An introduction to key concepts informing critical thought and practice in literary and cultural studies with a focus on theories of language, ideology, and identity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level, including English 1115, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2903 may not take English 2913 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2916 Popular Fiction View Details
A study of popular texts. The role played by aesthetics in the evaluation of texts, as well as the relationship between “the popular” and “the literary,” and between "high" and "low" genres will be covered. Texts may include best-sellers, genre fiction, pulp fiction, romance, and television.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3916 may not take English 2916 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2917 Children’s Literature View Details
Children’s literature includes some of the most beloved and influential texts written in English. Focusing on genres such as fairy tales, poetry, picture books, and novels, a variety of topics will be covered, such as constructions of childhood and child development, literature’s role in the cultivation of the imagination, the relationship between image and text, the conflict between didacticism and pleasure, and the nature of innocence and experience.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2907 may not take English 2917 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 2950 Science Fiction View Details
A study of Science Fiction texts, which may include novels, short fiction, graphic novels, film, and/or television, as well as theory and criticism about the genre. Topics to be discussed may include science and technology, environmentalism, extrapolation about the future, gender and sexuality, identity and difference, and linear and non-linear time.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

One FCE in English at the first-year level or second-year standing, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3950 may not take English 2950 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3011 Special Topics in Writing View Details
The topic of this course will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department of English

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3011 counts toward the Minor Program in Writing and the Specialization in Writing.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3015 Chaucer and His Contemporaries View Details
A study of Chaucer's poetry and prose in Middle English with excerpts from other English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries. Students will learn to read and pronounce Chaucer's Middle English and will be introduced to the various forms in which Chaucer wrote. Writers to be read in excerpt may include Langland, the Gawain-poet, Gower, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Julian of Norwich and Kempe. Lectures will situate the readings in a variety of linguistic, rhetorical, historical, and cultural contexts, which may include religious controversy, political contexts, gender and sexual politics and social history.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3005 may not take English 3015 for credit. English 3015 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3017 Advanced Creative Writing View Details
Advanced instruction in the craft of creative writing in one or more forms such as poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction prose.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in 4811, 4813, 4815, or 4817 may not take ENGL 3817 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3031 Advanced Rhetoric View Details
A study of a variety of rhetorical theories, strategies, and forms. Topics may include political rhetoric, oratory, classical and modern rhetorical theory, and rhetoric in contemporary media.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3035 Professional Writing: Print Contexts View Details
Practical training in the skills and craft of professional writing for print formats, with a focus on strategies and techniques for achieving clarity, brevity, and simplicity. Formats studied may include articles, correspondence, memos, newsletters, pitches, proposals, evaluations, briefs, ads, and reports.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3036 Professional Writing: Digital Contexts View Details
Practical training in the skills and craft of professional writing for digital formats, with a focus on web usability. Formats studied may include web and mobile content, social media, digital advertising, and public relations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3050 Special Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures View Details
The topic of this course will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3050 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3051 Special Topics in 18th and 19th Century Literatures View Details
The topic of this course will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3051 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3052 Special Topics in Global and Minority Literatures View Details
The topic of this course will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3052 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3053 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality View Details
The topic of this course will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or two FCEs in Women’s Studies, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department

Cross-List(s): Women’s Studies 3053
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3115 16th Century Literature View Details
A study of sixteenth-century prose, poetry, and drama, organized around one or more themes, including genre, form, wars of religion, the Reformation, “New World” exploration and the colonization of Ireland, kingship and succession, state censorship, and sexual and gender politics. Writers to be covered may include More, Wyatt, Surrey, Spenser, Sidney, Nashe, Elizabeth I, Elyot, Hooker, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2107, 3116, 3117, or 3118 may not take English 3115 for credit. English 3115 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3119 Adaptations and Appropriations of Shakespeare View Details
A study of adaptations and appropriations, in various media and cultural contexts, of Shakespeare and his works. Among the issues and questions that will be dealt with: to what extent can an adaptation still be Shakespeare? To what extent should it still be Shakespeare?
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3215 17th Century Literature View Details
A study of seventeenth-century prose, poetry, and drama organized around one or more themes, including genre, form, gender, authority, Civil War writing, the “New World” and/or the New Science. Writers to be covered may include Donne, Lanyer, Wroth, Jonson, Webster, Bacon, Burton, Browne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Herrick, Carew, Cavendish, Lovelace, Milton, Marvell, and Philips.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2107 or 3213 may not take English 3215 for credit. English 3215 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3313 18th Century Literature View Details
A study of texts written between the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 and the beginning of the nineteenth century, a period of important literary trends including the revitalization of the English theatre, the rise of the novel, the development of social satire and the emergence of the gothic romance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3301, 3311, 3312, or 3511 may not take English 3313 for credit. English 3313 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3410 British Romanticism View Details
A study of texts from the Romantic period (roughly 1770 to 1830). Formal and political innovations, by authors such as William Blake, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, the Shelleys, and John Keats, that helped create “the spirit of the age” will be analyzed. Topics to be covered may include self-representation, the imagination, the sublime, the rights of women, revolution, abolition, nature, and heroism. Debates about the value of "Romantic" as a critical term will also be considered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3415 or 3416 may not take English 3410 for credit. English 3410 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3430 Victorian Literature and Culture View Details
A study of texts written between roughly 1830 and 1900. Though the adjective “Victorian” carries with it connotations of prudishness and propriety, our analysis will show that this period was in fact a time of radical social change, including: clashes between science and religion; the development of the “angel in the house” and the “New Woman”; increased urbanization, with both its cosmopolitan pleasures and its slums; and the explosion of popular print. Readings will focus on everything from orphans to vampires in order to understand how writers of fiction, drama, poetry, and new genres (such as reportage and the case study) sought to capture and to resolve Victorian England’s many social conflicts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3417 or 3418 may not take English 3430 for credit. English 3430 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3611 Imagining America: Beginnings to Modernism View Details
A study of American texts written prior to World War I, in a variety of genres that may include travel literature, oral narratives, drama, poetry, and fiction, with an emphasis on the following questions: How did various authors imagine America prior to World War One? How were the American borders defined with regards to race, gender, class and sexuality? How did American authors shape literary forms? Authors covered may include Washington Irving, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry James.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2601 may not take English 3611 for credit. English 3611 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3612 Contesting America: Modernism and Beyond View Details
A study of American texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in a variety of genres that may include poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, drama, graphic novels, film, and digital media, with an emphasis on the following questions: How have modern and contemporary American authors sought to contest the idea of America? In an era of radical political and social movements, how have they understood or challenged categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality? How have they experimented with literary forms?
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2601 may not take English 3612 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3710 Canadian Literature to the Centennial View Details
A study of Canadian literature from the eighteenth century until the 1960s, featuring a range of genres, such as fiction, travel and exploration narrative, life writing, poetry, songs, drama and film. Topics to be covered may include the role of literature in shaping a distinct national identity, the adaption of literary forms to a particularly Canadian experience, the representation of the natural landscape, and/or the shifting representation of the First Nations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2701 may not take English 3710 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3713 Contemporary Canadian Literature View Details
A study of Canadian literature from the 1960s until the present day, featuring a range of genres, such as fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry, songs, drama, graphic novels, and film. Topics to be covered may include Canadian postmodernism, gender and sexuality, urbanization, the relationship between regionalism, nationalism, and globalization, and/or the representation of Canada as an increasingly multicultural nation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3750 21st Century Indigenous Storytelling View Details
A study of contemporary First Nations, Native American, Métis and Inuit storytelling, focusing both on continuing oral and literary traditions, and also on how Indigenous storytellers make use of genres such as film, television, song, and digital media.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or two FCE in Indigenous Learning, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English.

Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3750
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3750 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 3751 Indigenous Children’s and Young Adult Literature View Details
A study of children’s and young adult literature written by First Nations, Native American, Métis and Inuit authors. Texts to be studied will cover a range of genres, such as picture books, comic books and graphic novels, drama, verse, fiction, life-writing, television and film.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or two FCEs in Indigenous Learning, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English.

Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3751
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3751 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 3810 Special Topics in Women's Writing View Details
A study of women's writing organized by historical period, culture, nation, genre, and/or theme. The specific focus of the course will vary according to the instructor.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or two FCEs in Women’s Studies, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department

Cross-List(s): Women’s Studies 3810
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3850 Queer Texts View Details
A study of queer writing and cultural production. Texts will be studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Particular attention will be paid to the variation of queer identities across these contexts, and to the ways in which literature and other cultural texts shape and reflect the construction of those identities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or two FCEs in Women’s Studies, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English

Cross-List(s): Women’s Studies 3850
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3911 Special Topics View Details
The topic of this course will vary. It will be given in an area where a regular course offering is not available.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3917 Modernism View Details
A study of literary modernism (poetry, drama, and fiction) in North America and Europe in its many guises (Symbolism, Imagism, Vorticism, Expressionism, Futurism, Surrealism, Dadaism), with an emphasis on the political and intellectual history of the modernist period (roughly 1890-1945).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3507 may not take English 3917 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3919 Young Adult Literature View Details
Texts for young adults represent the fastest growing sector of the publishing market, and currently attract readers far beyond the “young adult” age group. Focusing on the emergence of Young Adult (YA) literature in the twentieth century, and on more current works, we will analyze texts such as novels, graphic novels, drama, and film and television, addressing such topics as identity formation, social groups, censorship, and gendering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3935 Global Africa View Details
A study of twentieth and twenty-first century English-language literature and cultural expression from Africa and the Black diaspora. Texts will include literature, film and/or music from throughout the Black world, including Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Topics to be covered may include the cultural legacies of slavery and colonialism, the negritude movement, pan-Africanism, the Harlem renaissance, apartheid, civil rights, the Black Atlantic, the development and use of new versions of English language, and Black popular cultures.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3935 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3951 Immigrant Literatures View Details
Narratives depicting mobility, migration, and displacement challenge static models of national and cultural identity as they interrogate the ways in which multicultural, multilingual, and multinational – and the limitations of such terms – coexist within more narrowly defined categories of citizenship. Produced in the marginal spaces of “in-betweenness,” these narratives, often read as transnational, negotiate identities, cultures, languages and memories across, within, and beyond national boundaries. Texts discussed may include narratives of immigration, assimilation, and diaspora from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in various genres including fiction, poetry, drama, life-writing, graphic novels, phototexts, theory, and film.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3951 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3952 National Cinemas and Film Movements View Details
A study of the development of national cinemas, such as Canadian, Spanish, and French cinemas. We will explore the intersections of the national with political and aesthetic movements, including the French New Wave, German Expressionism, and Soviet Montage, as well as counter cinema, and the political and cultural resistance to the national with the emergence of transnational cinema.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3953 Cultural Studies View Details
Themes such as consumer society, cultural industries, media audiences, globalization, and identity will be explored in depth using cultural studies theories and methods. Texts may be drawn from new media, journalism, visual culture, the street and the home, and digital culture.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3954 Ecocriticism View Details
A study of literary, film, and popular texts on environmental themes in several modes and genres, such as documentary film, experimental poetry, magical realism, satire, and speculative fiction. Writers, filmmakers, and popular culture texts imagine and respond in a variety of ways to local and transnational ecological changes. These representations raise ethical, political, and aesthetic questions for study. Topics may include concepts of risk and pollution, non-human animals, social constructions of nature, waste, environmental justice and feminism, consumer culture, apocalypticism, and climate change.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 3970 Global South Asia View Details
A study of twentieth and twenty-first century English-language literature and cultural expression from the Indian subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. Texts will include literature, film and/or music from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Topics to be covered may include the role of literature in partition and nationalism, indenture, urbanization, multiculturalism, migration, and the emergence of India as a global power in the context of globalization and increased outsourcing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: English 3970 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4010 Honours Seminar View Details
Topics in this seminar will vary. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4012 Honours Seminar in Indigenous Literatures View Details
Advanced study of a topic in Indigenous Literatures. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English; or four FCEs in Indigenous Learning; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English

Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 4012
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department. English 4012 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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English 4013 Honours Seminar in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures View Details
Advanced study of a topic in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department. English 4013 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4014 Honours Seminar in 18th and 19th Century Literatures View Details
Advanced study of a topic in eighteenth and nineteenth Century Literatures. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department. English 4014 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4015 Honours Seminar in Global and Minority Literatures View Details
Advanced study of a topic in Global and Minority Literatures. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department. English 4015 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 3 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4016 Honours Seminar in Gender and Sexuality View Details
Advanced study of a topic in gender and sexuality. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English or Women's Studies or permission of the Chair of the Department of English

Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 4016/Social Justice 5016
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4017 Honours Seminar in Ecocriticism View Details
Advanced study of a topic in environmental literary and cultural studies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English or permission of the Chair of the Department of English.

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 4914 with the topic of Ecocriticism & Environmental Theory may not take English 4017 for credit. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4113 Women and Legal Narratives View Details
See Department of Women's Studies, Courses, Women's Studies 4113, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 4113
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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English 4914 Honours Seminar in Critical Theory View Details
Advanced study of a topic in Critical Theory. Students should see the Department of English website for further information about each topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Four FCEs in English, including English 2913, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours students or with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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