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Department of English | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2021

English Extended Minor

An extended general minor consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor, as shown below. Approval by the Department of English advisor is required.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements for a Major

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 Michael Everton
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
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 Paul Budra
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Kandice Sharren
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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
D100 Daniel Dunford
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Daniel Dunford
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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
E100 Torsten Kehler
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

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
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Torsten Kehler
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

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
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 division English courses OR formal declaration in the creative writing minor. 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 OR formal declaration in the creative writing minor. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

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 272 - Creative Reading (3)

An introduction to the art of reading for creative writers, focusing on the linguistic, literary, and conceptual tools writers use to manipulate language to create different experiences for those encountering it, and exposing new writers to innovative literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 111W, 112W, 113W, 114W, or 115W; or WL 105W; or PUB 101. Breadth-Humanities.

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.

* 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

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

Upper Division Requirements for a Minor

Students complete 16 units of upper division English courses, at least 4 of which must be at the 400 level (excluding any directed studies courses, i.e., ENGL 441 and 442).

No courses from other departments may be substituted for this program's English courses. Students must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in English 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 minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

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.