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Introduction

Literature in English has a long history and is now produced in many countries around the world. The Department of English offers a wide range of courses which engage aspects of this vast subject: historical surveys, period courses, courses in national literatures, and studies of genres and of individual authors, as well as courses in the theory and practice of literary criticism. The Departmentís objective in every course is to deepen the studentís awareness and appreciation of a complex and constantly evolving literary tradition. More broadly, studying English gives extensive practice in the interpretation of texts, and develops skills of critical thinking, analysis and expression that are required by all areas of research, business, and professional activity, and that are essential to success both within and beyond university.

Courses are arranged in four series. This gradation denotes the amount of prior experience and the level of work expected. In the 100-series, the emphasis falls on introducing students to the study of English at the university level. The 200-series offers courses at both an introductory and an intermediate level. The 300- and 400-series courses are more advanced.

English Programs provide students with different frameworks within which to develop their knowledge of the field while balancing the demands of breadth and depth. The Specialist Program is not designed to meet the specific requirements for admission to any graduate program in English. Students interested in proceeding to graduate study in English should seek appropriate advice on course selection. Students considering a teaching career in Ontario should consult the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/UT. Students with questions about the requirements of Minor, Major or Specialist Programs in English should consult the Office of the Associate Chair.

The Department of English publishes an Undergraduate Brochure each year which is usually available by mid-April. The Brochure provides detailed course descriptions, reading lists for individual sections, and information concerning program requirements and enrolment. The general policy of the Department is to regulate class size to maintain optimal conditions for teaching and learning. Enrolment in many sections is therefore limited. All students interested in taking an English course are urged to consult the Undergraduate Brochure for detailed information.

Associate Chair:

Professor J.D. Baird, Room 2107, 7 Kingís College Circle (416-978-5026)

Undergraduate Counselling:

Ms. V. Holmes, Room 2109, 7 Kingís College Circle (416-978-5026)

General Enquiries:

Room 2101, 7 Kingís College Circle (416-978-3190)

English Programs

English (Arts program)


These Program Requirements apply to all students admitted to the University in the 1998 Winter session and after. Students enrolled in an English program prior to the 1998 Winter session may follow either these requirements or those in force when they first enrolled. Students are responsible for completing all the requirements of the English Program in which they are enrolled. Enrolment in any English Program requires completion of four previous courses. No minimum GPA is required.

Specialist program:
(10 to 14 ENG/JEF full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
Students wishing to complete an English Specialist Program must successfully complete at least ten and not more than fourteen ENG courses in a twenty-course degree program, fulfilling all of the following requirements:
1. ENG201Y1/ENG202Y1
2. At least three full courses selected from the pre-1800 group of courses (Group A, below); at least two of the courses must be at the 300+level
3. At least two full courses selected from the post-1800 group of courses (Group B, below); at least two of the courses must be at the 300+level
4. At least one full course from the Canadian Literature group of courses (Group C, below)
5. At least one full ENG course at the 400-level
6. Only one 100-level ENG/JEF course may be counted toward the Program requirements; ENG100H1, ENG185Y1, HUM199Y1 may not be counted

Major program:
(7 ENG/JEF full courses or their equivalent)
Students wishing to complete an English Major Program must successfully complete at least seven ENG courses, fulfilling all of the following requirements:
1. ENG201Y1/ENG202Y1
2. At least two full courses selected from the pre-1800 group of courses (Group A); at least one of the courses must be at the 300+level
3. At least one full course selected from the post-1800 group of courses (Group B); at least one of the courses must be at the 300+level
4. At least one full course from the Canadian Literature group of courses (Group C)
5. Only one 100-level ENG/JEF course may be counted toward the Program requirements; ENG100H1, ENG185Y1, HUM199Y1 may not be counted

Minor program:
(4 ENG/JEF full courses or their equivalent)
Students wishing to complete an English Minor Program must successfully complete at least four ENG courses, fulfilling all of the following requirements:
1. ENG201Y1/ENG202Y1
2. At least one full 300+level ENG course
3. Only one 100-level ENG/JEF course may be counted toward the Program requirements; ENG100H1, ENG185Y1, HUM199Y1 may not be counted

Group A:
ENG220Y1, ENG240Y1, ENG300Y1, ENG302Y1, ENG304Y1, ENG306Y1, ENG322Y1, ENG330H1, ENG332Y1, ENG334H1, ENG400Y1, ENG401Y1, ENG405H1, 406H1, 407H1, 408H1, ENG440Y1, ENG441Y1, ENG455H1, ENG456H1, ENG457H1, ENG480Y1

Group B:
ENG213H1, ENG214H1, ENG232H1, ENG236H1, ENG237H1, ENG238H1, ENG250Y1, ENG253Y1, ENG254Y1, ENG256Y1, ENG258Y1, ENG275Y1, ENG279Y1, ENG308Y1, ENG312Y1, ENG324Y1, ENG328Y1, ENG329H1, ENG338Y1, ENG339H1, ENG348Y1, ENG349H1, ENG358Y1, ENG359Y1, ENG361H1, ENG366Y1, ENG420H1, 421H1, 422H1, 423H1, ENG443Y1, ENG444Y1, ENG458H1, ENG459H1, 475H1; SMC349H1

Group C:
ENG215H1, ENG216Y1, ENG223H1, ENG252Y1, ENG277Y1, ENG350H1, ENG354Y1, ENG356H1, ENG430H1, 431H1, 432H1, 433H1
English and Drama - See Drama

English and Linguistics (Arts program)


Specialist Program:
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
English (7 courses)
NOTE: Students wishing to complete a Combined Specialist Program in English and Linguistics must complete seven ENG/JEF courses, fulfilling all of the following requirements:
1. ENG201Y1/ENG202Y1
2. ENG367Y1
3. At least two courses selected from the pre-1800 group of courses (Group A); at least one of the courses must be at the 300+ level (ENG240Y1 and ENG300Y1 specially recommended)
4. Only one 100-level ENG/JEF course may be counted towards the Program requirements; ENG100H1, ENG185Y1, HUM199Y1 may not be counted
Linguistics (7 courses)

First Year:
LIN100Y1

Second Year:
LIN228H1, LIN229H1, LIN231H1, LIN232H1

Third and Fourth Years:
Four additional LIN/JAL/JFL/JLP/JLS courses, at least three of which must be at the 300+ level, and at least one of which must be at the 400+ level (LIN362H1 specially recommended) (Excluding LIN200H1, 265Y1 and 365Y)

English and Philosophy (Arts program)


Consult the Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Philosophy.

Specialist program:
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
English (6 to 8 courses):
Students enrolled in this program before the 1992 Summer session may follow these requirements or those that were in force when they first enrolled.
NOTE: Students wishing to complete a Combined Specialist Program in English and Philosophy must complete six or seven ENG/JEF courses, fulfilling all of the following requirements:
1. ENG201Y1/ENG202Y1
2. At least two courses selected from the pre-1800 group of courses (Group A); at least one of the courses must be at the 300+level
3. At least one 300+level ENG course in addition to the one stipulated in requirement 2 (above)
4. Only one 100-level ENG/JEF course may be counted toward the Program requirements; ENG100H1, ENG185Y1, HUM199Y1 may not be counted
Philosophy (6 to 8 courses):
Either 1. or 2.:
1. Six or seven Philosophy courses including at least three at the 300+level; or
2. Six or seven Philosophy courses selected as follows:

First and Second Years:
One course in History of Philosophy; one half course in each of Aesthetics and Logic, one additional course or two half courses

Third Year:
Two 300+ series courses

Fourth Year:
One other PHL 300+level course
NOTE: The fourteenth course must be a 400-series course (a full or two half-courses) in English or Philosophy.


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