The Literature and Rhetoric degree brings together the dual strengths of the UWaterloo Department of English. It provides a structured course of study to train you in both disciplines and considerable freedom in exploring your own interests.
Literature and Rhetoric is one of three majors offered by the English department.
You can take your Literature and Rhetoric degree as a four-year honours degree or a four-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 RMPC degree, depending on your interests and goals:
- You can take your degree in regular or co-op mode.
- You can take your degree as a stand-alone or joint honours degree or as a part of an Honours Arts and Business degree.
- You can combine your honours degree with one of our specializations in creative writing, digital media studies, global literatures, or technical writing.
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 his or her program by pursuing a four-year general English degree majoring in Literature and Rhetoric. 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.
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The English undergraduate office is located in Hagey Hall room 251.