First year courses
English 1115: Foundations of Literary StudyAn 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.
English 1116: Native & Newcomer Literatures in Canada: Contact ZonesAn 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 contexts.
English 1117: Introduction to Popular CultureAn 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.
English 1118: Introduction to Film StudiesAn 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.
English 1015: Introduction to Academic WritingAn 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.
English 1016: Introduction to Professional WritingAn 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.
Second Year Courses
ENGL 2010FDE: Special Topics: The Fantastic
ENGL 2250FA & ENGL 2250FAO: History of English Literature I
ENGL 2510FA/FAO: Global Literatures in Canada (offered via telepresence)
ENGL 2717FA: Indigenous Literatures of Canada (Cross-listed with Indigenous Learning)
ENGL 2810FA: Gender, Sexuality & the Body (Cross-listed with Women’s Studies)
ENGL 2913FA & ENGL 2913FAO: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
ENGL 2817FA & ENGL 2817FAO: Writing across genres: Non-fiction prose
ENGL 2115WA and ENGL 2115WAO: Shakespeare
ENGL 2251WA & ENGL 2251WAO: History of English Literature II
ENGL 2717WAO: Indigenous Literatures of Canada (Cross-listed with Indigenous Learning)
ENGL 2810WA & ENGL 2810WAO: Gender, Sexuality & the Body (Cross-listed with Women's Studies)
ENGL 2818WA: Writing Across Genres: Creative Writing
ENGL 2917WA: Children's Literature
ENGL 2950WA: Science Fiction