Apr 24, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English [Arts]


See also Creative Writing [Arts] .

Honors in English


Students planning to enter the Honors program should consult BA Honors  of the Calendar for admission requirements. The normal requirements of the program follow. Variations in the program (including directed reading courses) need the permission of the Undergraduate Programs Advisor.

See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

In the second, third, and fourth years of the program a minimum of ★54 and a maximum of ★72 in senior English is required.

Those credits may include ENGL 498 , which is set up in March of Year 3 and normally takes place in either term of Year 4.

No course can be used to meet more than one area requirement across and within the areas listed in (1), (2) and (3).

Choice of Senior Courses


  1. 15 required from the following four areas, with ★9 taken at the 200-level, and with at least ★3 taken in each listed area:
    1. Language, Writing
    2. Reading Histories
    3. Textualities
    4. Reading Politics
  2. 18 required from the following five areas, with at least ★3 from each area. No more than ★3 from Area (e) can satisfy program requirements.
    1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture
    2. Early Modern Literature and Culture
    3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    4. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    5. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)

Note: A course that spans more than one of these time periods may be used to fulfill only one of the above historical requirements.

  1. 12 required from three of the following four areas, with at least ★3 taken in Canadian Literature and Culture.
    1. Canadian Literature and Culture
    2. Postcolonial Literature and Culture
    3. American Literature and Culture
    4. Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature and Culture
  2. All Honors English students must take a minimum of ★9 in English at the 400-level.
  3. ENGL 498 , Honors Essay, required in the final year.
  4. WRITE Courses: WRITE and approved cross-listed courses are considered English courses and therefore are included in the minimum and maximum number of course weights permitted for credit in the program. See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.
  5. Language Requirements: Students must successfully complete ★6 in a senior-level Language other than English (or equivalent).

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and an average of at least 3.3 in all English courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in English requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in the last ★30 and a minimum average of 3.3 in all English courses completed in the last ★90 of the program. Graduation with First Class Honors requires a GPA of at least 3.7 in all senior level English courses, and an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on the last ★30 completed.

Combined Honors in English


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in English and another discipline. However, students should be aware that a Combined Honors program may not qualify them for admission to a graduate program in English.

The common requirements are the same as for other Honors programs (see BA (Honors) ).

A Combined Honors program in English and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 in English at the 200-level or above, including ★6 at the 400-level and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. With the approval of the Honors advisor, a Combined Honors Essay INT D 520  may be allowed in lieu of ENGL 498 . [See Honors Essay ].

No course can be used to meet more than one area requirement across and within the areas listed in (1), (2) and (3).

English requirements follow:


  1. 9 required from three of the following four areas, with ★6 taken at the 200-level.
    1. Language, Writing
    2. Reading Histories
    3. Textualities
    4. Reading Politics
  2. 12 required from four of the following five areas:
    1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture
    2. Early Modern Literature and Culture
    3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    4. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    5. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures

Note: A course that spans more than one of these time periods may be used to fulfill only one of the above historical requirements.

  1. 12 required from three of the following four areas, with at least ★3 taken in Canadian Literature and Culture
    1. Canadian Literature and Culture
    2. Postcolonial Literature and Culture
    3. American Literature and Culture
    4. Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature and Culture
  2. ENGL 498 , Honors Essay, normally required in the final year. However, with the Advisor's approval, the requirement can be waived if the student will be completing an Honors Essay in the other discipline. With special permission, INT D 520 , Combined Honors Essay, may replace requirement.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In the Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each department. Requirements in English are outlined in Honors in English.

Major and Minor in English


Degree of BA


See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

Students wishing to major in English must take a minimum of ★30 to a maximum of ★48 at the 200-level or above, including ★6 at the 400-level.

No course can be used to meet more than one area requirement across and within the areas listed in (1), (2) and (3).

  1. 9 required from three of the following four areas, with ★6 taken at the 200-level.
    1. Language, Writing
    2. Reading Histories
    3. Textualities
    4. Reading Politics
  2. 12 required from four of the following five areas:.
    1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture
    2. Early Modern Literature and Culture
    3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    4. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    5. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)

Note: A course that spans more than one of these time periods may be used to fulfill only one of the above historical requirements. A course thus used to fulfill an Area 2 historical requirement must be predominantly focused on one time period, while it may include writing from more than one.

  1. 6 required from two of the following four areas, with at least ★3 taken in Canadian Literature and Culture
    1. Canadian Literature and Culture
    2. Postcolonial Literature and Culture
    3. American Literature and Culture
    4. Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature and Culture

Notes

  1. Certain 300- and 400-level WRITE courses have specific 200-level and/or 300-level prerequisites.
  2. Students taking English as a major and Writing as a minor cannot count WRITE courses toward requirements for the major. WRITE and approved cross-listed courses apply as ENGL courses for students taking English as a major and a subject other than Writing as a minor; however no more than ★15 of WRITE courses may be used to fulfill program requirements. See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.

Students taking English as a major or as a minor should consult the Department Undergraduate Programs Advisor on their choice of courses. This is important in entering third year.

The major in English is not designed to meet specific requirements for entrance into graduate programs in the Department of English and Film Studies; students desiring such preparation should consult the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) before enrolling in the third year of the BA program.

English as a minor:


★6 of junior English. ★12 at the 200-level or higher of which ★6 must be at the 300-level or the 400-level. Also see Minor  for additional Faculty regulations for minors. Note: WRITE and approved cross-listed courses are considered English courses in the requirements for the minor (i.e., are included in the minimum and maximum); however, no more than ★9 may be taken in WRITE and approved cross-listed courses. See Cross-Listed Courses   for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.