Spring 2024 - ENGL 494 D100

Honors Research and Methods Seminar (4)

Class Number: 5246

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    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.



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.



Your final grade for this class is determined collaboratively between your Honours supervisor and myself. Rather than assigning individual marks for your work, I will discuss with you in class my sense of its strengths and needs. If you miss more than one meeting, it may affect my portion of your final grade. This class does not work if we can't rely on your presence every single week we're scheduled to meet.



Eric Hayot, The Elements of Academic Style. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Available in print at the SFU bookstore. Also available in digital form.


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Department Undergraduate Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE Re 300 and 400 level courses: 75% of spaces in 300 level English courses, and 100% of spaces in 400 level English courses, are reserved for declared English Major, Minor, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students only, until open enrollment begins.

For all On-Campus Courses, please note the following:
- To receive credit for the course, students must complete all requirements.
- Tutorials/Seminars WILL be held the first week of classes.
- When choosing your schedule, remember to check "Show lab/tutorial sections" to see all Lecture/Seminar/Tutorial times required.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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