Literature Program

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Your literature degree will give you a comprehensive foundation in English literature while allowing you to pursue your literary interests and passions. Literature is one of four majors we offer.

You will have the opportunity to explore literatures from all over the world--British, postcolonial, Canadian, and American. You'll study a broad variety of texts, from Renaissance drama to fantasy and science fiction, from poetry to graphic narratives.

When you graduate you'll be prepared for further study in fields like law or education, for graduate study, or for a variety of careers in areas such as government, business, industry, or art—any career, in other words, that values excellent communication and analytical skills.

Degree Options

You can take your literature degree as a four-year honours degree, a four-year general degree, or a three-year general degree. Click on the links below to see the program requirements for each option.

Four-year honours degree

You have a number of options for your honours literature degree, depending on your interests and goals:

To be enrolled in an Honours English degree, students must maintain an average of 70% in their English courses and a 60% overall average.

Four-year general degree

If a student's average does not meet the requirements for an honours degree, the student can still continue in their program by pursuing a four-year general degree in literature. Students in the four-year general degree have access to all the same courses as honours students, but do not participate in co-op or graduate with a specialization.

Three-year general degree

You can also also take the literature program as a three-year general degree.

Want more information?

Contact our undergraduate adminstrator, Jenny Conroy, or our undergraduate chair, Victoria Lamont.

The English undergraduate office is located in Hagey Hall room 222.