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Department of English


6129 Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-3136 Tel, (604) 291-5737 Fax, www.sfu.ca/english

Chair

(to be announced)

Professors Emeriti

S.A. Black BA, MA (Calif State), PhD (Wash)

R.F. Blaser BA, MA, MLS (Calif)

P.M. Buitenhuis BA, MA (Oxf), PhD (Yale)

F.H. Candelaria BA (Texas), PhD (Missouri)

J.R. Curtis BA (Yale), MA (Mich), PhD (C'nell)

G.R. Elliott BA, MA (Br Col), AM (Harv)

E.F. Harden AB (Prin), AM, PhD (Harv)

R.N. Maud AB, PhD (Harv)

J. Mills BA (Br Col), MA (Stan), MTS (Br Col)

M. Page MA (Camb), DPSA (Oxf), MA (McM), PhD (Calif)

A. Rudrum BA (Lond), PhD (Nott)

J. Zaslove BA (Case W Reserve), PhD (Wash)*

Professors

G. Bowering BA, MA (Br Col)

R.M. Coe BA (CUNY), MA (Utah), PhD (Calif)

P. Delany BCom (McG), AM (Stan), MA, PhD (Calif), FRSL, FRSCan

S. Delany BA (Wellesley), MA (Calif), PhD (Col)

S. Djwa BEd, PhD (Br Col), FRSCan

C. Gerson BA (S Fraser), MA (Dal), PhD (Br Col)

K. Mezei BA (York), MA (Car), PhD (Qu)*

R.A. Miki BA (Manit), MA (S Fraser), PhD (Br Col)

M. Steig BA (Reed), MA, PhD (Wash)

D. Stouck BA (McM), MA (Tor)

J. Sturrock BA, MA (Oxf), PhD (Br Col)

Associate Professors

C.M. Banerjee BA, MA (Delhi), PhD (Kent State)

P. Budra BA, MA, PhD (Tor)

L. Davis BA (Sask), MA, PhD (Calif)

H. DeRoo BA (McM), MA (Car), PhD (Lond)

J.E. Gallagher BA (St Michael's, Vt), PhD (Notre Dame, Ind)

M.A. Gillies BA (Alta), MPhil, DPhil (Oxf)

M.D. Harris BA (Harv), PhD (Buffalo)

A. Higgins BA (Conn), MA (McG), MA (Mass), MA, MPhil, PhD (Yale)

E.A. Schellenberg BEd, BA (Winn), MA, PhD (Ott)

M.A. Stouck BA (McM), MA, PhD (Tor)*

Assistant Professors

J. Fleming BA (Br Col), MA (Tor), MA, MPhil, PhD (Columbia)

T. Grieve BA, MA (S Fraser), PhD (Johns H)

M. Linley BA (WLaur), MA, PhD (Qu)

P.M. St. Pierre BA (Br Col), MA (Qu), PhD (Syd)

Senior Lecturers

T. Bose BA, MA (Calc), BLit (Oxf), PhD (Br Col)

S. Roberts BA, MA (S Fraser)

W. Strachan BA (McG), MA (Mich), PhD (S Fraser)

M. Valiquette BA, MA (S Fraser)

Lecturers

A. Hungerford BA, MA (S Fraser)

R. Ramsey BA, MA (Br Col), PhD (Tor)

M. Sawatsky BA, MA (S Fraser)

Advisors

Ms. B. Thorburn, 6133 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4835

Ms. H. Newcombe, 6137 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3371

*joint appointment with humanities

The associate chair and other faculty are available to give advice about the Department of English. Enquire at the departmental office. Students planning to enter the honors program are particularly encouraged to consult with departmental advisors.

Major Program

Lower Division Requirements

Normally, an English major, before proceeding to upper division English courses, shall obtain credit or standing for two of

ENGL 101-3 Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 102-3 Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 103-3 Introduction to Drama

ENGL 104-3 Introduction to Prose Genres

ENGL 105-3 Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture

ENGL 199-3 Introduction to University Writing

and both of

ENGL 204-3 Medieval and Renaissance Literature

ENGL 205-3 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Literatures in English

and two of

ENGL 206-3 19th Century Literatures in English

ENGL 207-3 20th Century Literatures in English

ENGL 210-3 Advanced University Writing

ENGL 212-3 Introduction to the Study of Language

ENGL 214-3 Introduction to the Study of Rhetoric

ENGL 216-3 Introduction to Critical Approaches to Literature

Any one, but not more than one, of ENGL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 199 may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer credits in English. However, to fulfil the requirements for the major in English, students may only use one of ENGL 199, 210 or a college or university writing course that SFU recognizes as a transferable English credit [e.g. ENGL (3) - Writing].

A student who enters the University with 18 transfer credits in English will be deemed to have met the department's lower division requirements for a major in English provided those credits include any one of ENGL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 199; one of ENGL 204 or 205; and one of ENGL 206, 207, 210, 212, 214 or 216. However, students may only use one of ENGL 199, 210 or a college or university writing course that SFU recognizes as a transferable English credit [e.g. ENGL (3) - Writing] towards the 18 credits. Students declaring a major in English and found deficient in the department's lower division requirements must make up the deficiency. Such make up normally shall be attempted before the student takes upper division courses in English, but the department may permit it to be attempted concurrently or to be deferred in order to avoid timetable conflicts or for other good cause.

Upper Division Requirements

An English major must obtain 32 hours in upper division English courses, one of which must come from within the series ENGL 300 to 310; one must come from within the series ENGL 311 to 322; one must come from within the series ENGL 354 to 360; and the remainder may come from anywhere within the series ENGL 300 to 446. All of these courses may be taken in any order. Exceptionally, and only with the permission of the department, other English courses of equivalent content may be substituted for those required in the series 300 to 310, 311 to 322, and 354 to 360. With the permission of the department, up to eight credit hours derived from courses on literature given by other departments may be substituted for up to eight hours in upper division English courses.

Honors Program

This program is intended for the student who has a special interest in English literature, and wishes to pursue studies beyond the course work required for the major. The program requires the study of theory and criticism in ENGL 364 and 366, and, with the honors essay, concentrated independent research and writing on a topic of the student's choice.

Students proposing to enter honors English should take the same lower division English courses as English majors. On completion, students may apply for admission to the honors program. A GPA of 3.3 in all English courses taken at Simon Fraser University is required for acceptance and continuance in the program but does not in itself guarantee either.

Normally, a student in honors English must obtain 52 credit hours in upper division English courses, one of which must be from within the series ENGL 300 to 306; one must from within the series ENGL 308 to 313; one from within the series 314 to 322; one from within the series 354 to 360; four must be ENGL 364, 366, 494 and 496; and the remainder may come from anywhere within the series ENGL 300 to 446. Exceptionally, and only with permission of the department, other English courses of equivalent content may be substituted for those required in the series 300 to 306; 308 to 313; 314 to 322; and 354 to 360. With permission of the department, up to eight credit hours derived from literature courses given by other departments may be substituted for up to eight credit hours in upper division English courses. No courses from other departments may be substituted for the honors courses ENGL 494 and 496. A grade of B or higher must be achieved in the honors graduating essay (ENGL 496) in which the program culminates.

Minor Program

For a minor in English a student must obtain credit or standing in any two of

ENGL 101-3 Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 102-3 Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 103-3 Introduction to Drama

ENGL 104-3 Introduction to Prose Genres

ENGL 105-3 Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture

ENGL 199-3 Introduction to University Writing

Any one but not more than one of ENGL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 199 may be replaced by any one of ENGL 210, 212, 214, or 216; or by any three unspecified transfer credits in English. However, to fulfil the requirements for the minor in English, students may only use one of ENGL 199, 210 or a college or university writing course that SFU recognizes as a transferable English credit [e.g. ENGL (3) - Writing].

Students must also obtain credit or standing in two of the following courses, one of which must be ENGL 204 or 205:

ENGL 204-3 Medieval and Renaissance Literature

ENGL 205-3 17th and 18th Century Literatures in English

ENGL 206-3 19th Century Literatures in English

ENGL 207-3 20th Century Literatures in English

Students must also obtain 16 credits in upper division English courses, of which one must be from the series ENGL 300 to 322. No courses from other departments may be substituted for the English courses which make up the minor.

Languages Other Than English

Most graduate schools require some proficiency in one or two languages other than English. Those who contemplate graduate studies in this field are advised to include language courses other than English in their programs.

Joint Major in English and French Literatures

See "Joint Major in English and French Literatures". for program information.

Joint Major in English and Humanities

See "Joint Major in History and Humanities". for program information.

Joint Major in English and Women's Studies

See "Joint Major in English and Women's Studies". for program information.

Extended Minor Program

An extended general minor consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor. Approval by the Department of English advisor is required for an extended minor in English.

Cooperative Education Program

This program is designed for students who wish to acquire work experience in areas related to English studies. The program entails planned semesters of study and employment in an area of the student's choice.

To be admitted to this program, students must have completed 30 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Prior to admission, students must have completed five English courses (15 credit hours of credit) including the lower division requirements for a minor in English.

College transfer students must complete at least 15 credit hours at Simon Fraser University before becoming eligible for admission to the cooperative education program. They also must satisfy the requirements shown above, or the equivalent.

Transfer students who have participated in cooperative education programs elsewhere may be credited with the semester(s) already taken. The applicability of such semesters depends on the evaluation.

Arrangements for the work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts cooperative education coordinators.

In order to continue in the program, students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in their academic course work.

Interested students should contact the Department of English for further information. Also, see "Cooperative Education".



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