Courses

Undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Lounge, Humanities Centre

English: 100-level, 200-level, 300-level, 400-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: Histories of Reading
    ENGL 309 A1: Indigenous Literatures: Life Writing
    ENGL 375 A1: Contemporary Bestsellers and Popular Genres in 21c Canada
    ENGL 384 A1: Popular Culture: Reading Popular Texts
    ENGL 385 B2: Graphic Novels
    ENGL 389 A1 & B1: Children's Literature
    ENGL 483 A1: Tolkien's Legendarium
    WRITE 399 B1: Screenwriting
    WRITE 399 X50: Creative Writing for Video Games

  • Global Issues
    ENGL 222: Reading Race and Ethnicity
    ENGL 223 A1 & B1: Reading Empire and the Postcolonial
    ENGL 308 A1: Indigenous Literatures: Intellectual Traditions
    ENGL 309 A1: Indigenous Literatures: Life Writing
    ENGL 314: Postcolonial Literature: Irish Writing in English
    ENGL 315: Postcolonial Literature: Indian Writing in English
    ENGL 367 B1: Contemporary Literature: The Surveillance Society
    ENGL 373 B1: Canadian Literature: Writing and Colonization
    ENGL 407 B1: Louis Riel in Canadian Literature
    ENGL 407 A1: Constellating Moby-Dick
    ENGL 409 B1: The Aesthetics of Disruption
    ENGL 430 A1: A Geopoetics of Habitat
    ENGL 465 A1: #meetoo and Canadian Literature
    ENGL 467 B1: "Afterlives" of US Slavery
    WRITE 494 A1: A Poetics of Treaty
  • Contemporary - 21st Century
    ENGL 308: Indigenous Literature: Intellectual Traditions
    ENGL 309 A1: Indigenous Literatures: Life Writing
    ENGL 362 B1: American Literature & Culture: Toward the Now - Later 20th & Early 21st Century
    ENGL 367 B1: Contemporary Literature & Cultures: The Surveillance Society
    ENGL 375 A1: Contemporary Bestsellers and Popular Genres in 21c Canada
    ENGL 378 B1: Contemporary Canadian Cultural Texts
    ENGL 384 A1: Reading Popular Texts
    ENGL 385 B2: Graphic Novels
    ENGL 391 B2: Writing by Women Post-1900
    ENGL 430 A1: A Geopoetics of Habitat
    ENGL 465 A1: #meetoo and Canadian Literature
    WRITE 494 A1: A Poetics of Treaty
  • Social Justice and Literature
    ENGL 220: Reading Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 221: Reading Class and Ideology
    ENGL 222: Reading Race and Ethnicity
    ENGL 223: Reading Empire and the Postcolonial
    ENGL 309 A1: Indigenous Literatures: Life Writing
    ENGL 360 A1: Race and Belonging in American Writing
    ENGL 367 B1: Contemporary Literature: The Surveillance Society
    ENGL 373 B1: Canadian Literature: Writing and Colonization
    ENGL 392 B1: Queer Writing
    ENGL 407 A1: Constellating Moby-Dick
    ENGL 409 B1: The Aesthetics of Disruption
    ENGL 430 A1: A Geopoetics of Habitat
    ENGL 465 A1: #metoo and Canadian Literature
    ENGL 467 B1: "Afterlives" of US Slavery
    WRITE 494 A1: A Poetics of Treaty
  • Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 220: Reading Gender and Sexuality
    ENGL 390 A1: Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing
    ENGL 391 B2: Women's Writing: Writing by Women Post-1900
    ENGL 392 B1: Queer Writing
    ENGL 465 A1: #metoo and Canadian Literature
  • 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 208: History of the Book
    ENGL 209: Histories of Readers
    ENGL 303: Digital Cultures
    ENGL 385: Graphic Novels
    ENGL 395: Media, Culture, History
    WRITE 399 B1: Projects in Genre: Screenwriting
    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
    Early Modern: ENGL 336, ENGL 339, ENGL 340
    Restoration and Eighteenth Century: ENGL 390, ENGL 348
    Nineteenth Century: ENGL 349, ENGL 350, ENGL 352, ENGL 353, ENGL 405A, ENGL 407B, 409B
    Canadian: ENGL 373, ENGL 374, ENGL 375, ENGL 378, ENGL 407B, ENGL 465A
    American: ENGL 360, ENGL 362, ENGL 407A, ENGL 467B
    Post-colonial: ENGL 314, ENGL 315
    Indigenous: ENGL 308, ENGL 309
    Literary Theory: ENGL 218, ENGL 219, 430A, 430B