English and Film Studies

Courses

Undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Lounge, Humanities Centre

English:100-level200-level300-level400-level | Creative Writing Courses | Film Studies Courses | Graduate Courses

Follow your interests

Which of these areas interest you most? Here's a sampling of our 2019-20 courses:

  • Popular Genres
    ENGL 209 B1: Reading Histories: Making Readers
    ENGL 301 A1 Social & Cultural History of the English Language: Life Writing
    ENGL 308 Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature: Horror Stories
    ENGL 375 A1: Contemporary Bestsellers and Popular Genres in 21c Canada
    ENGL 384 A1 Popular Culture: Reading Popular Texts
    ENGL 389 A1 Children's Literature: Print Traditions
    ENGL 385 B1: Issues in Popular Culture: Social Media Networks
    ENGL 483 A1 Studies in Popular Culture: J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
    ENGL 485 A1 Queer Gaming-Gender, Sexuality & Playfulness
    ENGL 401 B1 The Cultural Politics of Jane Austen
    ENGL 425 B1: Reading, Readers and Mass Media
  • Global Issues
    ENGL 222 Reading Politics: Race and Ethnicity
    ENGL 223 A1 & B1 Reading Politics: Empire and the Postcolonial
    ENGL 308 Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature: Horror Stories
    ENGL 309 B1: The Poetry and Poetics of the Indigenous Renaissance
    ENGL 314 Postcolonial Literature & Culture: Irish Writing in English
    ENGL 316 Postcolonial Literature & Culture: Middle Eastern Writing in English
    ENGL 367 B1 Contemporary Literature & Cultures: Migration and Displacement
    ENGL 481 A1: Studies in Empire and the Postcolonial: Borders, Lines and Walls
    ENGL 481 B1 Studies in Empire and the Postcolonial: African Literature and the Discourse of the Other
  • Contemporary - 21st Century
    ENGL 308 Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature: Horror Stories
    ENGL 309 A1 Indigenous Literary Movements
    ENGL 309 B1: The Poetry and Poetics of the Indigenous Renaissance
    ENGL 362 B1: American Literature & Culture: Toward the Now - Later 20th & Early 21st Century
    ENGL 367 B1 Contemporary Literature & Cultures: Migration and Displacement
    ENGL 376 B1: Late 20th-Century Canadian Literature & Culture: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
    ENGL 375 A1: Contemporary Bestsellers and Popular Genres in 21c Canada
    ENGL 385 B1: Issues in Popular Culture: Social Media Networks
    ENGL 391 B2: Women's Writing: Writing by Women Post-1900: #MeToo
    ENGL 402 B1 Academia in Contemporary Fiction
    ENGL 425 B1: Reading, Readers and Mass Media
  • Social Justice and Literature
    ENGL 209 B1: Reading Histories: Histories in Texts (Literature and Environmental History)
    ENGL 220 Reading Politics: Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 221 Reading Politics: Class and Ideology
    ENGL 222 Reading Politics: Race and Ethnicity
    ENGL 223 Reading Politics: Empire and the Postcolonial
    ENGL 301 B1 Social and Cultural History of Genre: "All of Them Witches"
    ENGL 309 A1 Indigenous Literary Movements
    ENGL 309 B1: The Poetry and Poetics of the Indigenous Renaissance
    ENGL 360 X50 Race and Belonging in American Writing
    ENGL 367 B1 Contemporary Literature & Cultures: Migration and Displacement
    ENGL 481 A1: Studies in Empire and the Postcolonial: Borders, Lines and Walls
    ENGL 401 B1 The Cultural Politics of Jane Austen
    ENGL 407 A1 Shakespeare and Ecological Crisis
    ENGL 481 B1 African Literature and the Discourse of the Other
    WRITE 494 A Poetics of Treaty
  • Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 220 Reading Politics: Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 390 A1 Women's Writing: Writing by Women pre-1900: The Rise of Women Novelists
    ENGL 391 B2: Women's Writing: Writing by Women Post-1900: #MeToo
    ENGL 401 B1 The Cultural Politics of Jane Austen
    ENGL 485 A1 Queer Gaming-Gender, Sexuality & Playfulness
  • Creative Writing
    WRITE 294 Introduction to Writing Poetry
    WRITE 295 Introduction to Writing Prose
    WRITE 297 Introduction to Writing Nonfiction
    WRITE 392 Intermediate Poetry
    WRITE 393 Intermediate Fiction
    WRITE 397 Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    WRITE 399 A1 The Line between Nonfiction and Poetry
    WRITE 399 A2 Story Lab: Producing Narrative Across Media and Culture
    WRITE 399 X50 Creative Writing for Video Games
    WRITE 494 A Poetics of Treaty
    WRITE 495 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
    WRITE 498 Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction: Researching and Writing the Object World and Material Culture
  • Media Studies and Print Culture
    ENGL 209 Making Readers
    ENGL 303 Digital Cultures
    ENGL 385 Issues in Popular Culture: Social Media Networks
    ENGL 395 Media, Culture, History
    ENGL 425 B1 Reading, Readers and Mass Media
    ENGL 485 A1 Queer Gaming-Gender, Sexuality & Playfulness
    WRITE 399 A2 Story Lab: Producing Narrative Across Media and Culture
    WRITE 399 X50 Creative Writing for Video Games
  • Film Studies

    FS 100    Introduction to Film Study
    FS 201    Introduction to Film History
    FS 203 A1 Television from Broadcasting to Screen Cultures
    FS 310 A1 English-Canadian Film
    FS 319 A1 Film Noir
    FS 324 B1 Monsters, Slashers and Ghosts
    FS 341 B1 Television Genres
    FS 399 A1 Special Topics in Film: British Film
    FS 412 A1 Topics in Film Studies: Film Festivals
    FS 412 A2 Topics in Film Studies: Hollywood in the 1940's and 50's
    FS 412 B1 Topics in Film Studies: Indigenous Women's Media
    FS 412 B2 Topics in Film Studies: Stars and Stardom

  • Going to English Graduate School
    Many graduate programs emphasize historical and national breadth in entrance requirements and thus if you are thinking about graduate school, you may wish to take courses in the following areas:

    Medieval: ENGL 325, ENGL 409
    Early Modern: ENGL 336, ENGL 339, ENGL 344, ENGL 407
    Restoration and Eighteenth Century: ENGL 390, ENGL 343
    Nineteenth Century: ENGL 349, ENGL 350, ENGL 352, ENGL 358, ENGL 401
    Modernism: ENGL 363
    Canadian: ENGL 376, ENGL 375, ENGL 376, ENGL 378
    American: ENGL 358, ENGL 360, ENGL 362
    Post-colonial: ENGL 314, ENGL 316, ENGL 481
    Indigenous: ENGL 308, ENGL 309
    Literary Theory: ENGL 218, ENGL 219