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English and Humanities Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

This joint major is for those interested in exploring relationships between English literature and humanities. Students must plan their program in consultation with advisors in each department.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

English Lower Division Requirements

Students complete two of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jon Smith
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D111 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D900 Niall Mackenzie
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D901 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D902 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D903 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D904 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D905 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D906 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
E100 Taylor Morphett
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 3122, Vancouver
E101 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 3122, Vancouver
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Christine Kim
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D111 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Dickinson
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D110 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Flagel
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D900 Orion Kidder
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D901 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
D902 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,
D903 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
,
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kandice Sharren
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D109 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D110 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3) *

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
J100 Daniel Dunford
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver

and one of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronda Arab
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby

and one of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Solomon
Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
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.

and any two of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronda Arab
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Solomon
Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
D201 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D202 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D203 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D204 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby

Students who have completed a flexible pre-major with 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English major and should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to major in English are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisor upon completing all lower division requirements.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Christine Kim
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D111 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby

* any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing

** no more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English

+ this is a recommended course and is also part of the "not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English"

Humanities Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 15 units including

HUM 101W - Introduction to the Humanities (3)

An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM101. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Crowe
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby

and one of

HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)

An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. Writing/Breadth-Humanities. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM102. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
D900 Alessandra Capperdoni
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D901 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D902 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
HUM 105 - Many Europes: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern (3)

A study of the many diverse peoples, languages, and regions of the European continent from the origins of civilization until the mid-16th century. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Emily O'Brien
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
HUM 130 - Introduction to Religious Studies (3)

An introduction to concepts central to the academic study of religion exploring various relevant methodologies. Provides a framework for understanding the many ways in which humans experience the phenomenon of the sacred through symbol, ritual, doctrine and experience in a variety of religious traditions and cultures. Students who have taken HUM 230 prior to 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities. Equivalent Courses: GS230 HUM230. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C900 Distance Education
D900 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D901 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D902 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,

and one of

HUM 201 - Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)

An intensive study of some of the major works which have had a formative influence on the structure and development of western thought. Reading and discussion of primary texts and the major themes which emerge from them will introduce students to essential philosophical, literary, social, and religious themes of western civilization. Texts for this course will be drawn from the Ancient World, Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 202 - Great Texts: Renaissance to Modernity (3)

An intensive study of some of the major works which have had a formative influence on the structure and development of western thought. Reading and discussion of primary texts and the major themes which emerge from them will introduce students to essential philosophical, literary, social and religious themes of western civilization. Texts for this course will be drawn from the 17th century through to the modern period. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 203 - Great Texts: Asian Thought and Literature (3)

An introduction to classic texts which have endured as monuments of Asian thought and literature. Readings and discussions of primary texts and their central ideas will introduce students to philosophical, literary and religious themes in a selected, major Asian tradition. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

and two further lower division humanities courses.

English Upper Division Requirements

Students complete one of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matt Hussey
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D101 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 6229, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Coley
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leith Davis
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
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.

and one of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Alix Shield
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 June Scudeler
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
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 honours, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 453 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. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 354, 357, or 359. Reserved for English honours, major, joint major and minor students. 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 honours, major, joint major and minor students. Writing.

and 12 units of upper division English, four of which must be at the 400 division, excluding directed studies courses (ENGL 441 and 442).

Humanities Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 20 units in upper division humanities courses.

The following courses are recommended.

HUM 305 - Medieval Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality in the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Dutton
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
HUM 307 - Carolingian Civilization (4)

A focused interdisciplinary study of the Carolingian civilization achieved in early medieval Europe under Charlemagne and his family. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 311 - Italian Renaissance Humanism (4)

A study of the major writings, cultural milieu, and influence of the humanist movement of the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 312W - Renaissance Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality from the Italian and/or Northern Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 312 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 321 - The Humanities and Critical Thinking (4)

A study of the counter-traditions within western civilization. Compares and contrasts diverse traditions within western culture that critique its central value systems. It will focus on the attempts of great artists and thinkers to break with tradition, and the subsequent creation of new ideas and forms of experience and expression. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.