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English and Communication Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

The Joint Major in English and Communication will give students the opportunity to combine the study of literature, rhetoric and writing, and cultural criticism with inquiry into the history, methods, and social significance of communication. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are adept in the analysis of communication and media, versed in literary and print traditions, and proficient in the creative and rhetorical skills of effective communicative practice. The many natural intersections between these disciplines are well-expressed by the diversity of courses offered in both the English and Communication programs.

Students may complete their BA degree in either the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, or in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology.

Program Requirements

Lower Division English Requirements

Students complete the lower division requirement of the English major program, as follows.

Students complete at least 18 lower division units, including 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 Alison Dean
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D110 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
J100 Nadine Flagel
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
J101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, 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
D100 Stephen Collis
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D107 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D108 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D109 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D110 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5118, 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
D900 Nadine Flagel
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D903 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D904 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D905 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
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
C100 Distance Education
D100 Peter Cramer
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
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 Margaret Linley
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D900 Antone Lanatà Minard
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D901 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D902 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D903 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D904 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D905 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Antone Lanatà Minard
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
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.

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
J100 John Whatley
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
J101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kandice Sharren
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D104 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby

and 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Antone Lanatà Minard
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 John Whatley
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
J101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kandice Sharren
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D104 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
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.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Cramer
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
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.

Students who have completed 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English Joint Major and should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to Joint Major in English and Communication are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisors (in English and in Communication) upon completing all lower division requirements in both units.

* 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

** any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English.

Lower Division Communication Requirements

Students complete a total of 8 CMNS lower division courses, including both of

CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Gary McCarron
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D110 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D111 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D112 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D113 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D114 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 130 - Communication and Social Change (3)

An introduction to the forms, theories and institutions of communication as they relate to broader social change, with a focus on the political, economic and regulatory shifts characterizing Canadian and transnational media systems. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Svitlana Matviyenko
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
J100 Anis Rahman
Fr 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
J101 Fr 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
J102 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver

and at least six CMNS 200 division courses, including

CMNS 253W - Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)

An introduction to new communication/information technologies, seen as new media of communication: the technologies, their uses, and the social issues arising from them. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 or 130. Students with credit for CMNS 253 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Aleena Chia
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D102 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D106 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby

at least one of

CMNS 220 - Understanding Television (3)

This course examines television, both as a medium of communication and an element of culture. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jody Baker
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 221 - Media and Popular Cultures (3)

Focuses on communication for social change; historical and contemporary perspectives in consumer culture; technology, media and popular culture; media and identity; and communication as public education. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicole Stewart
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
D106 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
D107 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
D108 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
CMNS 223W - Advertising as Social Communication (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of the significance of advertising as a social message system in our consumer society. The course proposes an analytical method for appreciating the changing styles and functions of advertising in the 20th century. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 223 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jody Baker
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 235 - News Media, the Public, and Democracy (3)

Introduces students to the study of the relationship between public communication, information media practices and structures, and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, including print and electronic journalism, alternative media, public spheres, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment in Canadian and global contexts. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Adel Farag
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

at least one of

CMNS 230 - The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (3)

What do we mean when we talk about the 'cultural industries' today? This course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Ganter
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
CMNS 240 - The Political Economy of Communication (3)

Examination of the political and economic processes that have generated the policies and structures of mass media, telecommunications and related industries; the relationship between the dichotomies of state and market, citizen and consumer, capitalism and democracy, global and local, and sovereignty and globalization in media industries and policies; overview of influences on State and international policies towards the media. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Hillan
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
D101 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D103 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver

and both of

CMNS 201 - Empirical Communication Research Methods (4)

An introduction to empirical research methods in diverse traditions of communication enquiry. Some methods recognize communication as everyday interactions; others analyze communication as a process; still others blend traditional scientific empiricism with analytical and critical methods derived from the arts and humanities. Topics include: ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing and operationalizing research, sampling, interviews, surveys, unobtrusive observation, content analysis, and the role of statistics in communication research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 201W or CMNS 260 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CMNS 202 - Design and Method in Qualitative Communication Research (4)

An introduction to interpretive approaches in communication inquiry. Topics include ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing the research process, documentary research, historical methods, discourse or textual analysis, ethnographic research, and performative research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 262 may not take CMNS 202 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anis Rahman
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D105 Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D107 Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D108 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D109 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby

Students wishing to Joint Major in English and Communication are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisors (in English and in Communication) upon completing all lower division requirements in both units.

Upper Division English Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 upper-division units, including 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.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Torsten Kehler
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicky Didicher
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby

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
E100 Orion Kidder
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
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 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christine Kim
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby

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

Upper Division Communication Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 24 upper division communication units, including at least one of

CMNS 304W - Communication in Everyday Life (4)

An examination of a range of theories of everyday language focused on specific forms of discursive practice, including gossip, humour, religion, and sarcasm. Prerequisite: 45 units, including one of CMNS 220, 221, 223, 223W, 235. Students with credit for CMNS 304 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Hughes
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 331 - News Discourse as Political Communication (4)

An examination of journalism and the news media as a set of institutions with important political and ideological roles. The course overviews theoretical perspectives and applies selected theoretical concepts to such topics as: influences on media content, how news generates meaning, ideological aspects of media frames, and the evaluation of journalism's performance in relation to normative expectations of democratic political communication. Prerequisite: at least one of CMNS 235 or 240.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ahmed Al-Rawi
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 332 - Communication and Rhetoric (4)

An examination of rhetoric and persuasion in the context of communication studies. Several classical accounts of persuasion and rhetoric are examined in order to develop a fuller understanding of the promotional ethos of the modern age. How different institutional modes of persuasive discourse have been shaped by a variety of research agendas and underlying theories about human nature is also studied. Prerequisite: 45 units including one of CMNS 220, 221, 223W, or 235.

and at least one 4-unit CMNS 400 division course.

CMNS Directed Study, Field Placement, and Project Group courses may not be used toward this Joint Major.

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

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Degree Requirements

For more information, please refer to the SFU Degree Requirements.

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.

Elective Courses

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