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Curriculum and Courses

For individual course descriptions, please see the Ryerson University Calendar.

BA English Degree Checklist (F2016 admission - Class of 2020)

BA English Degree Checklist (F2015 admission - Class of 2019)

BA English Degree Checklist (F2014 admission - Class of 2018)

REVISED BA English Major Curriculum - Fall 2017

Year 1: Foundation
In the first year, students gain a broad, interdisciplinary base of knowledge, skills, and methodologies and complete foundational studies in fictional and non-fictional texts.
Required Courses

ENG 110 
Literatures Across Borders
ENG 208
Intro to Non-Fiction
SSH 105
Critical Thinking I
SSH 205
Academic Writing and Research
Elective Courses

Two Humanities Electives (Table I)
Two Social Science Electives (Table I)
One Professionally-Related Elective (Table III)
One Professionally-Related Elective (Table I or III)

Second and Third Year:  Developing Breadth and Depth of Knowledge

In second and third year, students  build a strong foundation in theory and methodology and advanced English research methods, engage in experiential learning by selecting a Practicum course from a range of electives (i.e., the 300-level courses), and increase their  breadth of knowledge and hone their literary skills by selecting a variety of  English Electives.

Students can also consider studying abroad in the Winter Term of Third Year.

Required Courses

ENG 810 Advanced Research Methods
ENG 400
Literary and Cultural Methods
ENG 3XX
Practicum Course Elective
Two of:
ENG 421 16C Literature and Culture
ENG 422 17C Literature and Culture
ENG 531 18C Literature and Culture
ENG 632 19C Literature and Culture
ENG 634
Romantic Explorations
ENG 635
Modernism
and
SSH 301
Research Design and Qualitative Methods

Elective Courses

Two Lower Level Liberal Studies Electives (Table A)
Two Upper Level Liberal Studies Electives (Table B)
Seven English Electives (Table II)
Three Professionally-Related Elective (Table I, III, or IV)

Year Four: Showcasing Skills and Knowledge

In fourth year, students develop and showcase high-level research and writing skills and satisfy any remaining elective requirements.

Required Course

ENG 910
English Capstone Seminar
Elective Courses

Two Upper Level Liberal Studies Electives (Table B)
Five English Electives (Table II)
Two Professionally-Related Electives (Table III or IV)

 

Our English Electives (Table II)
Media + Cultural Studies ENG 590 Studies in Word and Image
ENG 611 Film and Literature
ENG 703 Popular Literatures
ENG 705 Studies in Visual Cultures
ENG 706 Shakespeare and Performance
ENG 888 Televisual Texts and Contexts
ENG 921 Narrative in a Digital Age
ENG 941 Gender and Sex in Literature and Culture
Urban + Global Literatures ENG 203 The Literature of Native Peoples
ENG 223 Literatures of Exile and Migration
ENG 408 World Literatures
ENG 409 Urban Literatures
ENG 413 Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures
ENG 416 American Literatures
ENG 417 Special Topics in American Literatures
ENG 620 English Carribean Literatures and Cultures
ENG 621 Women's Texts, Global Contexts
ENG 640 Literatures of Asia and its Diasporas
ENG 701 Canadian Literatures
ENG 710 Special Topics in Canadian Literatures
ENG 942 Postcolonial Interventions
Literary Histories + Movements ENG 421 16C Literature and Culture
ENG 422 17C Literature and Culture
ENG 531 18C Literature and Culture
ENG 624 20C Literature and Culture
ENG 632 19C Literature and Culture
ENG 634 Romantic Explorations
ENG 635 Modernism
Rhetoric, Writing + Culture ENG 200 Writing as a Cultural Act
ENG 520 The Language of Persuasion
ENG 529 Controversies of Public Discourse
ENG 720 Persuasion from Plato to Present
ENG 730 The Social Life of Books
Genre Studies

ENG 222 Fairy Tales and Fantasies
ENG 224 Children's Literature
ENG 517 Techniques and Topics in Creative Writing
ENG 530 Literary Non-Fiction
ENG 540 The Novel
ENG 550 Drama
ENG 560 Poetry and Poetics
ENG 570 Auto/Biography
ENG 580 The Gothic
ENG 707 Shakespeare and His World

Independent Study ENG 904 Independent Research Paper
ENG 907 Independent Research Project