Are you an outstanding student?

The WLL honours program, intended for outstanding students who wish to study world literature beyond the major program’s course work, requires concentrated research and writing on a topic that has been approved by the program.

There are also options for a major / joint major, minor, and certificates.

No matter what option you choose, be sure to read the helpful information on our faculty's Plan your program page.

Considering grad school?

Honors students intending to apply for graduate school are also encouraged to complete a minimum of three units of literature in a language other than English. This may be fulfilled by completing a WL directed reading course (WL 450) or by completing an upper division course in another Simon Fraser University department. With prior approval, students can complete an upper division course at another university.

Program requirements

The program's language of instruction is English. Students are encouraged to study languages and to study abroad.

Twelve units of language study, which may include courses completed during study abroad or field schools, or an approved equivalent are required. Please contact the World Literature advisor for more information.