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English Courses

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3)

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3)

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3)

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3)

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3)

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 199W - Introduction to University Writing (3)

An introduction to reading and writing in the academic disciplines. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 201 - Medieval Literature (3)

Anglo-Saxon literature and Middle English literature, in translation when necessary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 203 - Early Modern Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1485 to Milton. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 205 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1660 to 1800. May include writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 206 - Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3)

The study of nineteenth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 207 - Twentieth Century Literatures in English (3)

The study of twentieth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 208 - 21st Century Literatures in English (3)

Explores twenty-first century and contemporary literatures in English. May Include late twentieth-century literature. The course may cover the role of new media, transnational perspectives, contemporary critical theory, and emerging and/or mixed genres such as the graphic novel. Prerequisite: Two 100-level English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 212 - Metrics and Prosody (3)

A study of different historical methods of measuring poetry in English, with practice in scanning and analyzing poems using different methods of quantitative analysis (e.g. Syllabic, rhythmic, alliterative). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Quantitative.

ENGL 214 - History and Principles of Rhetoric (3)

Introduction to the history and principles of rhetoric, and their application to the creation and analysis of written, visual, and other forms of persuasion. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

ENGL 216 - History and Principles of Literary Criticism (3)

The study of selected works in the history of literary criticism, up to and including modern and contemporary movements in criticism. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

ENGL 300 - Old English (4)

The study of the basics of the Old English language and the reading of several texts of relative simplicity. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 304 - Studies in Medieval Literature (4)

Studies of medieval authors, genres or issues, from 500-1500. Texts will be studied in the original language or in translation. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 306 - Chaucer (4)

The study of selected works by Geoffrey Chaucer, especially The Canterbury Tales, read in the language in which they were written and situated in the context of Fourteenth century European culture. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 310 - Studies in Early Modern Literature to 1660 (4)

The study of non-Shakespearean Early Modern Literature. May be defined by genre, theme, or author. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 311 - Early Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of William Shakespeare performed before 1601. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

ENGL 313 - Late Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of Shakespeare performed after 1600. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

ENGL 315 - Studies in Seventeenth Century Non-Dramatic Literature (4)

Selected works of seventeenth-century poetry and/or prose, situated in their cultural context. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 314 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 320 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1800) (4)

The study of selected works of late seventeenth century and eighteenth century literature. May include some writing from outside Britain, and may be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 322 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Authors (4)

The study of selected 18th century works, situated in their cultural context. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 408 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 327 - Studies in Romantic Literature (4)

Addresses issues in Romantic literature in English. May include texts in a variety of genres and be organized according to various critical approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 330 - Studies in Victorian Literature (4)

Addresses specific issues in Victorian literature in English. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach and may include literature from outside of Britain. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 329 or 333 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 340 - Studies in Twentieth Century British Literature before 1945 (4)

The study of selected works of British literature written from 1900 to 1945. May be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 415 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 342 - Studies in British Literature since 1945 (4)

The study of selected works of British literature written since 1945. May be organized by various critical issues and approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 347 - Studies in American Literature before 1900 (4)

The study of selected works of American literature written before 1900. This course may survey a particular era or topic, and may be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 344 or 348 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 349 - Studies in American Literature since 1900 (4)

Addresses issues in American literature. May be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 354 - Studies in Canadian Literature before 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written before 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 357 - Studies in Canadian Literature since 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written after 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 356 or 358 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 359 - Studies in the Literature of British Columbia (4)

The study of selected works of British Columbian literature. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4)

Examines works of popular fiction by Indigenous authors, and their use of specific genres (e.g. the mystery novel, vampire thriller, sci fi, comic book). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students who have taken FNST 322 under this topic, or FNST 360 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 363 - Studies in Digital Humanities: Theory and Practice (4)

Focuses on the study and application of theories, methods, and tools in the field of digital humanities. Addresses questions of how digital literature and the digitization of texts, digital communication technologies, and computational methods reshape our understanding of literature and other media. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 364 - Literary Criticism: History, Theory, and Practice (4)

The study and application of select literary theories. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Recommended: ENGL 216.

ENGL 371 - Writing: Theory and Practice (4)

Students will engage in theoretically informed practice of writing in various non-academic genres. Emphasis will be placed on the kinds of writing that students are likely to use after graduation. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses and two 200 division English courses. Recommended: One of English 199/199W or 214. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for English 371 prior to Summer 2015 may not take this couse for further credit.

ENGL 372 - Creative Writing I: Poetry (4)

A seminar-workshop in the theory and practice of creative writing with specific emphasis on poetry. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 374 - Creative Writing II: Fiction (4)

A seminar-workshop in the theory and practice of creative writing with specific emphasis on prose fiction. Prerequisite: Two 100-division English courses and two 200-division English courses.

ENGL 375 - Studies in Rhetoric (4)

Advanced study in the theory and/or history of rhetoric. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Recommended: One of English 199/199W or 214. The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for English 375 prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 376 - Special Studies (4)

The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 377 - Field School I (4)

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 378. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2009 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 378 - Field School II (4)

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 377. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2008 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 380 - Text and Performance (4)

A study of the performative dimensions of literary and other texts, and/or the use of text in performance. May be organized by genre/medium, social or cultural context, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 383 - Studies in Popular Literature and Culture (4)

A study of popular literature and its cultural contexts. May be defined by genre, author, period, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 45 units. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for ENGL 363 prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 385 - Across Time, Across Space (4)

Explores influential works of literature with a particular emphasis on how they exist across temporal and/or spatial divides, how they alternately bridge and reinforce differences of time, culture, and place. May be repeated for credit once if different topic is taught. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 387 - Studies in Children's Literature (4)

The study of selected works of children's literature from different periods and places. The works will be considered in relation to literary theory, and may be organized by different critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 367 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 392 - Studies in World Literatures in English (4)

The study of a selection of literary works in English, mainly from regions other than Canada, Britain and the United States. The course may focus on one or several literatures. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for English 392 prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 394 - Studies in Asian Diasporic Literatures (4)

Studies a selection of literary works in English from the Asian Diaspora. May be organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. The historical and regional focus of the course will vary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 398 - Major Authors for Non-Majors (4)

In-depth study of the literature of a major anglophone author of wide influence. Course is not intended for English majors, minors, extended minors, joint majors, or honours. May be repeated for credit once if different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. English majors, minors, extended minors, joint majors, and honours may take this course with permission of the instructor. This course may be counted towards general degree requirements, but not for credit towards an English major, minor, extended minor, joint major or honours. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 400W - Advanced Old English (4)

Intensive study of several Old English poems. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: ENGL 300. Students with credit for ENGL 400 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 404W - Topics in Medieval Literature (4)

Advanced study of specific aspects of Medieval literature. May be defined by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: ENGL 304 or 306 strongly recommended. Students with credit for ENGL 404 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 407W - Topics in Early English Drama (4)

The study of selected dramatic works written in English prior to the Reformation. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Does not include Shakespeare. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 304, 306, 310, 311, 313, or 315. Students with credit for ENGL 407 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 410W - Topics in Early Modern English Non-Dramatic Literature (4)

The study of selected works of Early Modern poetry and prose written in English, and situated in their cultural context. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 304, 306, 310, 311, 313 or 315. Students with credit for ENGL 410 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 416W - Early Modern Authors (4)

The intensive study of the selected works of an early modern author, situated in their cultural context. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. This course may be repeated for credit if a different author is taught. Prerequisite: ENGL 203, plus one of ENGL 310, 311, 313, or 315. Students with credit for ENGL 316 or ENGL 416 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 420W - Topics in Eighteenth Century Literature (4)

Addresses specific issues in 18th century literature in English. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 310, 311, 313, 315, 320, 322, or 327. Recommended: ENGL 205. Students with credit for ENGL 420 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 427W - Topics in the Romantic Period (4)

Addresses specific issues in romantic literature in English. may be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses, including at least one of 320, 322, 327, or 330. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 427 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 434W - Topics in the Victorian Period (4)

Examines issues in Victorian literature and culture in a variety of genres and media from diverse geopolitical regions organized by various critical questions and approaches. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommend: ENGL 327 or 330. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 434 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 435W - Topics in the Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century (4)

Explores issues across nineteenth century literature and culture in a variety of genres and media from diverse geopolitical regions organized by various critical questions and approaches. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: one of ENGL 327, 330 or 340. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 435 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 436W - Topics in Literature of Transition (4)

Examines changes in society, culture and literature in the transition from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century, through a selection of works in a variety of genres and media from diverse geopolitical regions organized by various critical issues and approaches. The course may be repeated for credit if different topic is taught. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: one of ENGL 330, 340, 347, or 354. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 336 or ENGL 436 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 438W - Topics in Modernism (4)

Addresses issues in Modernism. May include Canadian, British, American and other literatures. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses, with one of ENGL 340, 347, or 354 strongly recommended. Students with credit for ENGL 338 or ENGL 348 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 440W - Topics in British Literature Post 1945 (4)

The intensive study of selected works of British literature written after 1945. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: ENGL 342. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 440 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 441 - Directed Studies A (4)

Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, two 200 division English courses and two 300 division English courses. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Admission is by permission of the instructor and the Department.

ENGL 442 - Directed Studies B (2)

Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, two 200 division English courses and two 300 division English courses. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Admission is by permission of the instructor and the Department.

ENGL 447W - Topics in American Literature before 1900 (4)

The intensive study of selected works of American literature written before 1900. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: ENGL 347. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 447 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 449W - Topics in American Literature since 1900 (4)

The intensive study of selected works of American literature written since 1900. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 449 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 453W - Aboriginal Literatures (4)

The intensive study of selected works of aboriginal writers. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: At least one First Nations Studies course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 453 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 454W - North American Poetry and Poetics (4)

The intensive study of selected works of North American poets and/or poetry theorists. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 454 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 455W - Topics in Canadian Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in Canadian literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Writing. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 354, 357, or 359. Students with credit for ENGL 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 457W - Topics in Asian North American Literature (4)

Investigates topics in Asian-Canadian and/or Asian-American literature. The course may vary according to theoretical, historical or geographical focus. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Writing.

ENGL 461 - Practicum I (3)

First term of work experience in the English Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Prerequisite: 30 units with a CGPA of 3.0; any two of 100 division English courses, and any two 200 division English courses. Students should apply to the Faculty of Arts co-operative education co-ordinator by the end of the third week of the term preceding the employment term.

ENGL 462 - Practicum II (3)

Second term of work experience in the English Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 461 and normally 45 units with CGPA of 3.0; two 100 division English courses, and any two 200 division English courses. Students should apply to the Faculty of Arts co-operative education co-ordinator by the end of the third week of the term preceding the employment term.

ENGL 463 - Practicum III (3)

Third term of work experience in the English Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 462 and normally 60 units with CGPA of 3.0; two 100 division English courses, and any two 200 division English courses. Students should apply to the Faculty of Arts co-operative education co-ordinator by the end of the third week of the term preceding the employment term.

ENGL 464 - Practicum IV (3)

Fourth term of work experience in the English Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Students should apply to the Faculty of Arts co-operative education co-ordinator by the end of the third week of the term preceding the employment term. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 463 and normally 75 units with CGPA of 3.0; two 100 division English courses, and any two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 465W - Topics in Critical Theory (4)

Advanced seminar in literary theory. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: ENGL 364. May be repeated if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for English 465W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENGL 465 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 468W - Topics in Drama (4)

Advanced seminar in drama. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course, or FPA 357W, or permission of instructor. Students with credit for ENGL 468 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 470W - Studies in the English Language (4)

Focussed studies within linguistic, pragmatic, historical and social theories of the English language. Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one upper-division English course, or permission of instructor. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught, though students who obtained credit for English 470W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENGL 470 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 472W - Advanced Creative Writing (4)

An advanced seminar-workshop in the theory and practice of poetry or fiction. Genre varies from term to term. Prerequisite: ENGL 372 or 374. Students with credit for ENGL 472 prior to fall 2015 may not complete this course for further credit. Otherwise, course may be repeated for credit when the genre varies. Writing.

ENGL 475W - Topics in Rhetoric (4)

Seminar in a particular topic, approach, or author in the field of rhetoric and writing. The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Strongly recommended: ENGL 214 or 375. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 475 may not take this course for further credit. Students who obtained credit for ENGL 475W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 484W - Topics in Media, Culture and Performance (4)

Investigates and theorizes the relation of literature and media (manuscript, print, visual, aural, electronic, and/or oral) within their cultural and/or performative contexts. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course, or permission of instructor. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 484 may not take this course for further credit. Students who obtained credit for English 484W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 486W - Topics in Gender, Sexuality and Literature (4)

The study of selected literary works as they intersect with and are shaped by issues of gender and sexuality. May be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students who obtained credit for ENGL 486W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Students who obtained credit for ENGL 486 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 487W - Topics in Children's Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in children's literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: ENGL 387 or EDUC 465. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 487 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 492W - Topics in World Literatures in English (4)

The intensive study of a selection of literary works in English, mainly from regions other than Canada, Britain and the United States. The course may focus on one or several literatures or individual authors, and will be organized according to specific critical methodologies. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. The course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught though students who obtained credit for ENGL 492W prior to Summer 2015 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENGL 492 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 494 - Honours Research and Methods Seminar (4)

Introduces students enrolled in the English honours program to the basic methodological issues and procedures that define the field, and provides them with the opportunity to work with a faculty supervisor in researching a specific topic for their honours graduating essay. Prerequisite: Permission of the department, plus normally a minimum of 90 units, including credit or standing in two 100 division English courses, two 200 division English courses, and four 300 or 400 division English courses, one of which must be ENGL 364.

ENGL 496 - Honours Graduating Essay (4)

Prerequisite: Lower division requirements for the English major. Open only to students who have been accepted into the English honours program, and who have completed ENGL 494.

ENGL 810 - Studies in Theory I (4)

Provides a detailed and contextual overview of critical debates in twentieth-century literary and cultural theory. The critical lineage explored will vary according to theoretical focus.

ENGL 811 - Studies in Theory II (4)

Explores specific critical issues, approaches, or movements in literary and cultural theory. The course will vary according to theoretical and historical focus.

ENGL 820 - Studies in Print Culture Theory (4)

Introduces the history of print culture along with a variety of theoretical approaches. Students enrolled in the Print Culture program are required to take this course.

ENGL 821 - Studies in Manuscript, Print and Media Culture (4)

Explores critical issues, approaches, or movements in manuscript, print, and media culture. The course will vary according to geographical and historical focus and theoretical approach.

ENGL 829 - Studies in Shakespeare (4)

Examines selected works of Shakespeare, organized by critical issues or theoretical approaches.

ENGL 830 - Studies in Medieval Literature (4)

Examines selected medieval works in a variety of genres from Britain and Europe, organized by critical issues or theoretical approaches. May include works in a variety of media and study texts in the original language or in translation.

ENGL 831 - Studies in Early Modern Literature (4)

Examines selected works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries organized by critical issues or theoretical approaches. May include some writing from outside Britain.

ENGL 832 - Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature (4)

Examines selected eighteenth-century works in a variety of genres organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in a variety of media and from diverse geopolitical regions.

ENGL 833 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature (4)

Examines selected nineteenth-century works in a variety of genres organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in a variety of media and from diverse geopolitical regions.

ENGL 834 - Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature (4)

Examines selected twentieth-century works in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in various media and explore Canadian, British, American and other literatures.

ENGL 835 - Studies in Contemporary Literature (4)

Examines selected contemporary literary works in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in various media and explore Canadian, British, American and other literatures.

ENGL 840 - Studies in American Literature (4)

Examines selected works of American literature in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, theoretical approaches, or historical periods. May include works in various media, and explore relations between American and other national or regional literatures.

ENGL 841 - Studies in Canadian Literature (4)

Examines selected works of Canadian literature in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, theoretical approaches, or historical periods. May include works in various media, and explore relations among Canadian, Quebec, American, British, World literatures.

ENGL 843 - Studies in Colonial, National, and Diasporic Literatures (4)

Examines selected colonial, national, and diasporic literatures in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in various media. The historical and geographical focus of the course will vary.

ENGL 844 - Studies in Aboriginal Literature (4)

Examines selected Aboriginal writings in a variety of forms and contexts, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in various media, and explore relations between Aboriginal and relevant national literatures. The historical and regional focus of the course will vary.

ENGL 850 - Studies in Globalization, Literature, and Culture (4)

Examines the debates and interconnections among globalization, literature, and culture. May explore other media in relation to globalization. The course will vary according to theoretical and historical focus.

ENGL 851 - Studies in Popular Literature and Culture (4)

Investigates interconnections between literature and popular culture through a variety of texts. The course will vary according to theoretical and critical approach, selection of media, and geographical and historical focus.

ENGL 852 - Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature (4)

Investigates intersections among gender, sexuality, and literature in a variety of writings and cultural contexts. The course will vary according to theoretical and critical approach, selection of media, and geographical and historical focus.

ENGL 853 - Studies in Postcolonial Literature (4)

Examines postcolonial theories and literatures in a variety of genres. The course will vary according to critical approach, selection of media, and geographical and historical focus.

ENGL 854 - Studies in Poetics (4)

Examines theories of poetic production and issues related to the history and distribution of poetry through literary communities. May emphasize active practice alongside theories of poetic production, and may also draw upon the resources of the SFU Library's Contemporary Literature Collection. The historical and geographical focus of the course will vary.

ENGL 860 - Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (4)

Focuses on the study and application of rhetorical theories. May include theories and topics in writing and composition.

ENGL 870 - Topics in Language and Literature (4)

Specific topics will vary from offering to offering.

ENGL 875 - Directed Studies (4)

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

ENGL 882 - MA Project (4)

The MA Project is a research project that may take a number of forms: it may be a research paper of publishable quality, a digital project, an archival project, a research creation project, or another similar critical research project. The precise scope of each proposed MA Project will be determined by the student in consultation with two faculty readers and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

ENGL 890 - MA Thesis (6)

ENGL 891 - MA Paper/Project (4)

ENGL 892 - PhD Field Exam One (4)

ENGL 893 - PhD Field Exam Two (4)

ENGL 894 - PhD Thesis Prospectus (4)

The Thesis Prospectus helps to guide the student toward defining a significant thesis topic. The student will draft a thesis prospectus, describing the project and its relation to current scholarship, succinctly stating the theoretical approach and methodology, and outlining the thesis chapters. At the thesis prospectus meeting, the prospectus, along with a timeline for completion, will be discussed with the student, his/her committee, and the Graduate Chair. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: ENGL 892 and ENGL 893.

ENGL 899 - PhD Thesis (6)