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Notes

  1. Not all courses are offered within an academic year. Please consult with the department regarding current course offerings.
  2. Many courses are also taught at St. Jerome's University.
  3. "R"courses are administered by Renison University College, and several of the other courses are also taught there.

ENGL 100s


ENGL 100A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013477
Fiction
An introduction to fiction through the detailed examination of a range of novels and/or short stories.
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 100B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013478
Poetry
An introduction to poetry through a detailed examination of a range of poetic texts.
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 100C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013479
Drama
An introduction to dramatic literature through the detailed examination of a range of dramatic texts.
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 101A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011580
Introduction to Literary Studies
An introduction to the study of literature, covering such areas of enquiry as literary history, genre, criticism, analysis, and theory.

 
ENGL 101B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011581
Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
This course introduces students to rhetoric: the art of persuasion. The history, theory, practice, and impacts of rhetoric will be considered. Students will analyze persuasive artifacts including propaganda, advertisements, political texts, and scientific communications. Students will also act as rhetors (users of rhetoric) to craft persuasive arguments.

 
ENGL 103B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005042
Varieties of English
Introduction to the study of varieties of the English language - regional, social, temporal, functional, and stylistic. The relations of languages and literature and of speech and writing will be discussed.

 
ENGL 104 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011395
Rhetoric in Popular Culture
This course examines the role of persuasion in contemporary society by focusing on one or more topic areas: film, television, video games, comic books, music, fashion, etc. Students will explore the topic area(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.

 
ENGL 108A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013480
The Superhero
An examination of hero figures, ranging broadly from ancient characters such as Gilgamesh to the modern comic book superhero. Literary as well as non-literary materials (e.g., film, comics, games) will be considered.

 
ENGL 108B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013481
Global English Literatures
An exploration of texts from a range of geographical locations, such as South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan.

 
ENGL 108D LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013483
Digital Lives
An examination of how digital communication technologies create and promote online identities and social spaces, as well as interpersonal and communal interactions.

 
ENGL 108E LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005049
Gender and Representation
A study of the ways gender in all its diversity is constructed and gendered experience is expressed in literature, rhetoric, and a variety of media.
(Cross-listed with GSJ 108)

 
ENGL 108F LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005050
The Rebel
A study of various works of literature in which the protagonist is a rebel against existing norms. The course will examine a number of rebel types and concepts, moral implications, and final outcomes either in successful realization or in tragic defeat.

 
ENGL 108G LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015552
Horror
A study of the contemporary horror genre in literature and film. Topics may include the history of horror, the construction of fear, and the development of horror archetypes. Authors and creators may include H.P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, George Romero, and Stephen King.

 
ENGL 108P LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015165
Popular Potter
This course examines all seven of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

 
ENGL 108T LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015164
Tolkien: From Book to Film
A study of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-55), and their film adaptations by Peter Jackson (2001-03, 2012-14).

 
ENGL 108X LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015492
Literature and Medicine
How can literature help us understand the body, illness, and healing? The course considers the perspectives of patients and medical practitioners across a range of works, including poetry, fiction, medical texts, and other nonfiction.
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 109 LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005054
Introduction to Academic Writing
The course will explore a variety of issues in academic writing such as style, argument, and the presentation of information. Frequent written exercises will be required.

 
ENGL 119 LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 011175
Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science
This course aims to build students' oral and written communication skills to prepare them for academic and workplace demands. Working independently and in collaboration with others, students will analyze and produce various written and spoken forms of communication. Projects and assignments will draw on materials for Mathematics and Computer Science students.
Prereq: Honours Mathematics students

 
ENGL 129R LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005061
Written Academic English
Designed specifically for students for whom English is not the first language, this writing skills course provides instruction in grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition, and academic essay writing, including a focus on theme, development of central ideas, exposition, and argumentation.
[Note: Not open to fluent writers of English.]
(Cross-listed with EMLS 129R)

 
ENGL 140R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005064
The Use of English
This course examines the use of English in a variety of contexts (colloquial, scientific, legal, political, commercial, journalistic, literary, etc.) to increase critical awareness of the language and help students write more clearly and effectively.

 
ENGL 190 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005068
Shakespeare
Designed for students in all faculties, the course examines some of Shakespeare's comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Shakespeare's variety and flexibility in developing characters and dramatic structures are stressed, as are significant themes.
[Note: No previous work in Shakespeare is required.]

 
ENGL 191 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015735
Communication in the Engineering Profession (AE, CIVE, ENVE, GEOE)
In this course students in Architectural, Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering will enhance oral and written communication competencies in contexts relevant to the engineering profession.
Prereq: Architectural, Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering students.
Antireq: GENE 199 taken fall 2017 or fall 2018
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 191)

 
ENGL 192 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015736
Communication in the Engineering Profession (COMPE, ELE, MGTE)
In this course students in Computer, Electrical, and Management Engineering will enhance oral and written communication competencies in contexts relevant to the engineering profession.
Prereq: Computer, Electrical, and Management Engineering students.
Antireq: GENE 191
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 192)

 
ENGL 193 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015737
Communication in the Sciences
In this course students will enhance oral and written communication competencies in contexts relevant to the life sciences and physical sciences.
Prereq: BSc students in the Faculty of Science.
Antireq: SCCOM 100
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 193)

 

ENGL 200s


ENGL 200A LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005069
Survey of British Literature 1
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 200B LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005070
Survey of British Literature 2
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the late 18th century to the present.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 201 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005071
The Short Story
This course deals with the history and techniques of the short story, with emphasis upon works by such British, American, and Canadian writers as Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Alice Munro.

 
ENGL 202A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005072
The Bible and Literature 1
A study of the major stories, themes, and literary characteristics of the Old Testament of the King James Bible (also known as the Hebrew Scripture), and of its influence on other English literature.

 
ENGL 202B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005073
The Bible and Literature 2
A study of the major stories, themes, and literary characteristics of the New Testament of the King James Bible and of its influence on English literature.

 
ENGL 203 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011680
Designing Digital Images and Interaction
This course draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to introduce students to the fundamental principles of multi-modal communication design in its social context. Students will analyze, design, and produce images and interactivity for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
Prereq: Honours English students.
Antireq: GBDA 101
(Cross-listed with DAC 201)

 
ENGL 204 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011681
Designing Digital Video
This course introduces students to the principles of designing time-based multi-modal communication in a social context. Students will analyse, design, and produce video for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
Antireq: GBDA 201, 202
(Cross-listed with DAC 202)

 
ENGL 205R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005078
The Canadian Short Story
Exploration of the Canadian short story, from its beginnings - in the bush, in the north, on the land, in the small towns - through the struggles of an urbanizing society to the present. Students will be expected to work in some depth with individual authors.

 
ENGL 206 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011769
Writing Lives
This course studies the ways the self is constructed through text by examining a variety of life-writing approaches, organized from youth to old age, along with theories of identity, memory, gender, narrative, cultural studies, and autobiography as a genre.

 
ENGL 208A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005081
Forms of Fantasy
A study of fantasy literature, including some subgenres such as romances, fairy tales, fables, and gothic and horror fiction.

 
ENGL 208B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005082
Science Fiction
Various examples drawn, for instance, from Utopian and anti-Utopian science fiction, social science fiction, "gadget" science fiction, parapsychology, and alternate worlds and beings will be considered. Some attention will be given to the historical development of the genre.

 
ENGL 208C LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005083
Studies in Children's Literature
A critical examination of works of children's literature. Specific readings may range broadly, encompassing works as diverse as ancient folk tales and novels and poetry from the 18th century to the present day.

 
ENGL 208E LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005084
Women's Writing
This course explores a range of women's writing and the social and cultural contexts in which they made their voices heard.
Antireq: WS 208E
(Cross-listed with GSJ 208E)
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 208G LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015124
Gothic Monsters
A study of monstrosity, fear, terror, and horror in the gothic mode from its origins to the present, with attention to the ways various genres (from the novel to new media) represent gothic sexualities, genders, politics, and aesthetics.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 208H LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005086
Arthurian Legend
The story of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table will be discussed as it is treated at various times in various works and genres. Such matters will be considered as the character of Arthur, the concept of Camelot, and the Fellowship of the Round Table.

 
ENGL 208K LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005087
Detective Fiction
A study of the detective novel, the novel of crime, the thriller, the novel of intrigue, and of espionage with texts drawn from various time periods and national literatures. The course includes the examination of critical approaches to the form of detective fiction.

 
ENGL 208L LEC 0.50
Course ID: 009249
Race and the Literary Tradition
How have ideas of race been represented, transmitted, and resisted in the canon of literature in English over the centuries? Topics may include the invention of race, Eurocentrism and imaginative geography, racial beauty myths, internalized racism, and issues of gender, sexuality, and colonialism.
(Cross-listed with GSJ 208L)

 
ENGL 208M LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010194
Travel Literature
The course examines the forms and functions of travel literature as a genre. Topics will include the representation of travel as adventure, discovery, pilgrimage, and escape; travel and tourism; travel and gender; travel and colonialism.

 
ENGL 208N LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010335
Sex in Literature
This course examines how varieties of sexual desire, sexual activity, and cultural attitudes to sex are represented in a selection of literary works from the middle ages to the present.

 
ENGL 209 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015063
Advanced Academic Writing
This course will explore relationships between audience, situation, purpose, and form in academic writing in the disciplines. Students will explore the rhetorical features of knowledge creation across fields of study. They will practice situated inquiry and argumentation through a variety of research-based written exercises, including a significant research project in a field of their choice.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 210C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015086
Genres of Creative Writing
This course introduces students to both contemporary and historical forms of creative writing. Students will explore genres of poetry, prose, and/or drama through their own writing. Students will also investigate the culture of publishing, learn key revision strategies, and workshop the writing of their peers to develop their critical abilities.

 
ENGL 210E LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005095
Genres of Technical Communication
This course explores writing, presentation, and design across various genres of technical communication, with a primary focus on printed and/or online computer documentation. Other assignments might include white papers, product specifications, help-desk communication, etc.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 210F LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005096
Genres of Business Communication
This course explores the genres of communication in business and other organizations. Students will study and produce instances from several of the following: reports (of several kinds), letters, email messages, marketing materials, public relations materials, and any other types of organizational communication.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 210G LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014911
Grant Writing
The course covers researching, organizing, drafting, and editing proposals and applications for government grants for organizations. Topics may include interviews with domain experts, working with proposal guidelines and checklists, establishing milestones and expectations, using past proposals as models, treating individual sections as separate sub-genres, and creating coherence and flow in the final draft.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 210H LEC 0.50
Course ID: 009890
Arts Writing
A study of the various forms, processes, and modes of publication of professional writing in the arts. The course will consider both free-lance writing and writing within institutional contexts. Practice in research, writing, and editing will be emphasized.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 210I LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010336
Legal Writing
A study of the principles, processes, and various forms of writing used in the practice of law and drafting of legislation. The history and structure of legal writing, including current debates about plain language, will be examined.
(Cross-listed with LS 291)

 
ENGL 210J LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014912
Technical Editing
This course will introduce students to practices and tools of technical editing, such as language and format editing, verification and fact-checking, style guide consistency, discourse appropriateness, and the use of profession-specific software.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 211 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014998
First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literatures
This course examines literary works in a variety of genres by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit authors in Canada. Students will study the literature in relation to key concepts that recur in Indigenous literary criticism such as land, teaching, and respect.
(Cross-listed with GSJ 211)

 
ENGL 213 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011771
Literature and the Law
A study of literary works that involve legal matters and/or have led to litigation on such grounds as obscenity, treason, heresy, libel, and plagiarism.
(Cross-listed with LS 292)

 
ENGL 217 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005104
Canadian Children's Literature
A study of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian literature for children.

 
ENGL 218 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005106
Mennonite Literature
A study of poetry and fiction by authors of Canadian Mennonite heritage written since 1962. The course will include a close examination of selected texts considered in the context of the various historical and cultural conditions that affected their production.

 
ENGL 230 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016074
The Pleasure of Poetry
This course is an introduction to the enjoyment of poetry: what we like about it, what makes it fun, and how we can enjoy it more. Students will have an opportunity to expand their understanding of poetry. A range of poems will be sampled, and students will have opportunities to share poems that they like.

 
ENGL 240R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015145
Migration, Diaspora, and Exile in Muslim Narratives
This course examines Muslim narratives written in the diaspora, such as from North America or the United Kingdom. It investigates the diversity of Islamic culture and expression in diasporic contexts, exploring an array of experiences and issues written from various sociocultural locations.
(Cross-listed with SI 240R)

 
ENGL 241R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015146
Sacred Spaces and Human Geographies in Muslim Literary Expressions
Using the Muslim dimension as a central theme, this course explores the social, cultural, and political implications to be found in a range of postcolonial literatures from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Students investigate issues such as identities, nationalism and politics, cultural memory, and sacred space and place.
(Cross-listed with SI 241R)

 
ENGL 242 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016054
Literature, Rhetoric, and the Visual Arts
This course will study literature and rhetoric in dialogue with the visual arts, including potential materials such as paintings, photography, illustrations, sculpture, monuments and memorials, installation art, multimedia and digital media. Course material will draw on a variety of literary and rhetorical genres, historical periods, and forms of visual art.

 
ENGL 243 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016055
Literature, Rhetoric, and Music
This course explores the cultural, historical, and aesthetic relationships between literature, rhetoric, and music. Course materials may draw on a range of historical periods and themes, as well as a variety of literary, lyrical, and musical genres. Attention will be paid to ways that literary, rhetorical, and musical arts exist in artistic dialogue.

 
ENGL 247 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010338
American Literature and Popular Culture
An introduction to American literary and cultural studies through the examination of selected movements, moments, topics, or figures, drawing on both literature and other media.

 
ENGL 248 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015350
Literature for an Ailing Planet
Can the humanities change how cultures relate to environments and the natural world? This course surveys environmental thought in works of literature and in popular culture.
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 251 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005120
Literary Theory and Criticism
What exactly are we doing when we study literature? By examining a selection of critical methods and theoretical approaches, this course will enhance understanding of the many different emphases, values, and priorities critics bring to literature, and the many available perspectives on what constitutes literature's significance.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ENGL 251A, ENGL 251B

 
ENGL 260 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011370
Irish Literature and the "Troubles"
A study of Irish literature written during and about the "Troubles" (1916-1923; 1968 - present), focusing on the relationship between literature and its social, historical, and cultural contexts.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 275 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014997
Fiction and Film
A study of the relationships between written and cinematic narrative focusing on adaptations of fiction to film and the different narrative techniques of each medium.

 
ENGL 280 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014901
Literatures of Migration
This course explores the literatures of one or more diasporic communities in North America (for example, African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, South Asian) and topics such as memory, generational difference, and cultural hybridity.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 290 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013352
Global Shakespeare
An introduction to Shakespeare's continuing influence, focusing on adaptations and appropriations of his works in various media by contemporary writers, artists, and directors around the globe.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 291 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014899
Global Literatures
How has border-crossing shaped the field of English literary studies? In this course, students will discuss works of literature from around the world that explore such themes as colonialism, migration, transnationalism, and the global.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 292 LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005122
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
This course provides a survey of the multidisciplinary field of rhetorical studies. In addition to introducing key concepts, theoretical frameworks, and critical debates, this course examines the role of rhetoric in a range of academic disciplines and social contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 293 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013353
Introduction to Digital Media Studies
A study of theories of digital media, including critical, rhetorical, and semiotic approaches, and of the interpretation and creation of digital media artifacts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 294 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014790
Game Studies
This course introduces students to the field of humanities-based game studies. Topics may include the debate between ludological (rules-based) and narratological (story-based) approaches, procedural studies, platform and software studies, gamification, games and adaptation studies, and games as rhetorical objects.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 295 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014791
Social Media
This course surveys the popular social media landscape and charts scholarly approaches, both methodological and theoretical, to understanding and analyzing social media texts. Topics to be addressed may include memes, social networks, fan communities and texts, digital identity, and other emergent social media forms.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 

ENGL 300s


ENGL 303 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011682
Special Topics in Digital Design
In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory. They will participate in workshops with professional designers, develop specialized digital materials, and contribute signature work to their digital portfolio.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
(Cross-listed with DAC 300, SPCOM 300)

 
ENGL 304 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 013106
Designing with Digital Sound
In this course students will be introduced to sound analysis and production. Students will learn to record, edit, and implement sound in a variety of linear and non-linear media forms, with emphasis on film and video games.
Antireq: DAC 301
(Cross-listed with DAC 203)

 
ENGL 305A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005124
Old English 1
An introduction to the English language in its earliest form and to English prose in pre-Conquest England, examining Old English prose style, its principal practitioners, and their world view.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 305B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005125
Old English 2
An introduction to Old English poetry, noting in representative Old English poems those things about its purpose, style, and its audience which make it unique but which also provide the beginnings of the English poetic tradition.
Prereq: ENGL 305A

 
ENGL 306A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005126
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to linguistics and the principles of linguistic analysis through an examination of English phonology, forms, syntax, and discourse.

 
ENGL 306B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005127
Modern English Grammar
Introduction to modern English grammar and structure - its meaningful forms and syntax. Several methods of analysis will be employed and evaluated, including the traditional, structural, transformational-generative, and functional.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

 
ENGL 306C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005128
Historical Linguistics
Introduction to historical-reconstruction and comparative analysis. Basic phonological, morphological, syntactic changes as they manifest themselves in language will be examined.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

 
ENGL 306D LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005129
The History of English
Introduction to the linguistic history of English from earliest documents to the present, with some consideration of various modern dialects.

 
ENGL 306F LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005131
Introduction to Semiotics
A study of systems of signs, codes, and signification in language, culture, and literature.

 
ENGL 306G LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005136
Critical Discourse Analysis
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of critical discourse analysis (CDA), the close study of language and its effects in social context. Students will learn to apply discourse-analytical tools to a wide range of texts, conversations, images, and other artifacts.

 
ENGL 308 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015493
Race and Resistance
An examination of how contemporary literary and cultural texts represent, reconfigure, and resist ideas of race. Analyzing literature, film, art, popular culture, and social movements, this course covers major debates in critical race theory and anti-racist practices.
(Cross-listed with GSJ 307)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 309A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005133
Rhetoric, Classical to Enlightenment
A study of rhetorical theories from antiquity through the Renaissance to the 18th century, with an emphasis on how these theories reflect changing attitudes towards language, society, and the self.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ENGL 309B

 
ENGL 309C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005135
Contemporary Rhetoric
An examination of contemporary rhetorical theory and its relationships to criticism, interdisciplinary studies, and digital applications.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 309E LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005137
Speech Writing
The analysis, writing, and editing of speeches. Analysis will focus on the reading and viewing of several famous 20th-century speeches using theories of communication. Writing and editing will focus on implementing oral/aural communication strategies.
Prereq: Level at least 4A English Rhetoric and Professional Writing or English Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 323)

 
ENGL 309G DIS,LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011393
The Discourse of Dissent
A study of the social, historical, and rhetorical dimensions of collective action. Topics may include health and welfare movements, civil rights and anti-war protests, and environmentalism.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with GSJ 309, HIST 309, SPCOM 434)

 
ENGL 310A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005139
Chaucer 1
An introduction to the poetry and the prose translations of Geoffrey Chaucer, including his dream allegories, "Troilus and Criseyde," and related compositions.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 310B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005140
Chaucer 2
A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 310C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005141
Non-Chaucerian Middle English Literature
Non-Chaucerian English writings during the later Middle Ages; the Middle English romance, including "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"; alliterative literature, such as "Piers Plowman"; and representative examples of Middle English non-Chaucerian verse.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 313 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005145
Early Canadian Literatures
This course examines a selection of pre-1920 Canadian texts concerning first contact, imperialism, colonization, incipient nationhood, and early multi-racial immigration that participate in the ongoing invention of Canada.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 315 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005147
Modern Canadian Literature
This course focuses on the varied ways in which 20th-century writers of poetry and prose participate in the shaping of Canadian literary culture, with emphasis on the literature of the middle decades.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered at Renison University College

 
ENGL 316 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005148
Canadian Drama
This course explores traditions and experiments in Canadian drama through an analysis of Canadian plays, especially those from 1960 to the present, in their historical and theatrical contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 318 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005150
Contemporary Canadian Literature
This course examines Canadian Literature written in the latter decades of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Literary works are studied in relation to relevant contemporary social, cultural and political topics, such as nationalism, indigeneity, multiculturalism and diaspora.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 319 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 012358
History and Theory of Media 1
This course explores the development of media technologies such as writing and print (including the book) from their beginnings to the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of these developing technologies.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 320 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011392
History and Theory of Media 2
This course explores the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of contemporary technologies of representation such as print and visual media, photography and film, audio recordings, computer-mediated communications, and interactive digital media.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 322 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011583
Postcolonial Literature of the Americas
This course examines postcolonial literature in English from Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. Through study of both written and oral genres, we will discuss how language practices adapt to and are created in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Topics may include diaspora and migration, nationalism, gender, neo-colonialism, and multiculturalism.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 324 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016059
Modern and Contemporary American Drama
This course explores traditions and experiments in American drama through an analysis of American plays, especially those from the 1940s to the present, in their historical, textual, and theatrical contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 325 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 012931
Austen
A study of selected novels by Jane Austen, including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Her letters and juvenilia may also be considered, as well as some of the films based on or inspired by her novels.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 330A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005152
Sixteenth-Century Literature 1
A study of short poems by such writers as Wyatt, Gascoigne, Whitney, Ralegh, Spenser, the Sidneys, Shakespeare, and Donne.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 330B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005153
Sixteenth-Century Literature 2
A study of selected genres, topics, and works from Tudor literature.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 332 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015723
Topics in Creative Writing
This course will focus on a selected genre, approach, creative method, or other aspect of creative writing. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 335 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 005155
Creative Writing 1
Designed to assist students with an interest in developing their creative writing skills in various genres, this course consists of supervised practice, discussions of craft, and peer critiques.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

 
ENGL 336 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 005156
Creative Writing 2
This course is designed to assist advanced creative writers in developing a body of work in one or more genres by means of supervised practice, discussions of craft, and peer critiques.
[Note: Admission by portfolio review]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A and ENGL 335

 
ENGL 342 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010339
American Literature to 1860
A study of developments in early American Literature. Texts may be drawn from Anglo-European movements such as gothicism and romanticism; captivity narratives and other colonial writings; African American, Native American, and other minority traditions; sentimental and domestic fiction; and American forms such as the frontier romance, and other minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 343 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005157
American Literature 1860-1910
A survey of literary developments in America from the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century, including significant movements of the period such as realism, regionalism, and naturalism; the New Woman's writing and other developments in women's literatures; popular forms such as the Western; and minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 344 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005158
Modern American Literature
A study of American Literature from the early twentieth century through the second world war, emphasizing aesthetic innovation in the modernist movement, and its aftermath in the social writings of the 1930s.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 345 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005159
American Literature in a Global Context
A study of the ways in which movements of peoples and cultures have shaped American literature. Topics may include colonialism, immigration and migration, literary influence across borders and languages, nativism and internationalism, racial and ethnic styles and exchanges.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 346 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010195
American Fiction
A study of four to five writers. Topics may include the evolution of narrative style, realism and anti-realism, literature and story, fiction and history, the novel and film, gender and ethnicity.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 346R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015354
Global Asian Diasporas
This course explores the literature and culture from one or more global Asian diasporas, with particular emphasis on cultures of East Asian origin. Topics may include identity, transnationalism, imperialism, war, labour, migration, and popular culture.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with EASIA 346R)

 
ENGL 347 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005162
American Literature Since 1945
A study of the movements of American Literature following the second world war. The course will consider the formal and cultural diversity of writing in this period, with attention to topics such as avant-garde experiment, the persistence of realism, counter-cultural politics, feminism and literature, postmodernism, and the emergence of minority writers in the mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 348 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010196
American Poetry Since 1850
A study of poems, poets, ideas, and movements, contributing to the growth of a distinctive American poetry from Whitman and Dickinson to the 21st century. Texts will be drawn from popular and avant-garde contexts, as well as the literary mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 350A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005164
Seventeenth-Century Literature 1
A study of literature by such writers as Jonson, Donne, Wroth, Herbert, Bacon, Milton, Behn, and Dryden.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 350B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005165
Seventeenth-Century Literature 2
An intensive study of Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, in its historical and literary contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 361 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004682
English Drama to 1642
The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 362 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005166
Shakespeare 1
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 386
(Cross-listed with THPERF 386)

 
ENGL 363 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005167
Shakespeare 2
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 387
(Cross-listed with THPERF 387)

 
ENGL 364 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010197
Shakespeare in Performance at The Stratford Festival
An historical, theoretical, and analytical introduction to Shakespeare's plays in performance, both on stage and screen, this course focuses on specific problems and decisive issues of past productions and of those in the current Stratford Festival season.
[Note: This course will be taught on location at Stratford, Ontario. Students must provide their own transportation to and from Stratford to attend the course meetings and the Stratford plays on the course schedule.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 365 RDG 0.50
Course ID: 005168
Selected Studies
Designed to provide an in-depth study of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

 
ENGL 366 RDG 0.50
Course ID: 005169
Selected Studies
Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

 
ENGL 371 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011772
Editing Literary Works
Investigating scholarly, educational, popular, and electronic editions, this course explores the theory and practice of editing literary texts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 376R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005172
Applied English Grammar 1
In exploring different definitions and types of grammar (e.g., descriptive vs. prescriptive), students develop their own critical framework for explaining the structure of English. Of interest to intending teachers of English as the first or second language.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 377R LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005173
Applied English Grammar 2
A continuation of ENGL 376R. Practical applications of language theories to error analysis and correction.
Prereq: ENGL 376R

 
ENGL 378 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014969
Professional Communications in Statistics and Actuarial Science
This course introduces students to oral and written communication in the fields of statistics and actuarial science. With emphasis on the public presentation of technical knowledge, the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and communication in a collaborative environment, this course helps students develop proficiencies in critical workplace skills. This course is writing intensive and includes extensive collaborative assignments.
[Note: Students are encouraged to complete this course by their 4A term. Offered: F,W,S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: At least 70% in one of EMLS 101R, 102R, EMLS/ENGL 129R, ENGL 109, SPCOM 100, 223; one of STAT 331, 371, ACTSC 331; Actuarial Science or Statistics major students
(Cross-listed with MTHEL 300)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 392A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005175
Information Design
The theory and practice of design for print and digital media, including the study of design concepts such as space, colour, typography, interactivity, immersion, motion, and presence. Students produce designs using professional software tools.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 293, ENGL 203/DAC 201, ENGL 204/DAC 202, GBDA 201, 202

 
ENGL 392B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005176
Visual Rhetoric
This course introduces students to the study of images from a rhetorical perspective, including the interaction of texts and images in such professional writing fields as advertising, book illustration, technical documentation, journalism, and public relations. Issues may include visual and textual literacy, the semiotics and rhetoric of design, and the ideological basis of social communication.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 293, ENGL 203/DAC 201, ENGL 204/DAC 202, GBDA 201, 202

 

ENGL 400s


ENGL 403 PRJ 0.50
Course ID: 011683
Digital Design Research Project
Students work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: ENGL 293
(Cross-listed with DAC 400)

 
ENGL 406 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 012663
Advanced Rhetorical Study
Topics may include communication, media, politics, science, and social movements. Students will explore the topic(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 309A, 309B, 309C

 
ENGL 407 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 012357
Language and Politics
This course explores how language shapes and is shaped by the unequal distribution of power in modern societies. The role of language will be considered in, for example, the maintenance of sexual difference, the establishment and maintenance of national identity, and the conflict between social classes. The reading will consist of literary and theoretical texts, the latter including such writers as Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Foucault, Cameron, Lakoff, Ngugi wa Thion'go, and Paulin.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 408A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005177
Writing for the Media
This course examines the genres and strategies of both journalism and public relations. With a strong orientation towards rhetorical and linguistic theories, this course will cover audience concerns from both within and outside organizations.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 309A, 309B, 309C

 
ENGL 408B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005178
The Discourse of Advertising
This course introduces students to writing and editing advertising copy. Students will also be introduced to models of discourse and rhetorical analysis of advertising texts. Assignments include creating a portfolio of advertising copy and an extensive analysis of sample advertising discourse.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 309A, 309B, 309C

 
ENGL 408C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005179
The Rhetoric of Digital Design: Theory and Practice
Students apply a variety of analytic perspectives - design discourse, multimodal discourse, rhetorical theory, social semiotics - to the design and production of a major digital project (or compilation of projects) using professional software and hardware tools.
Prereq: ENGL 392A

 
ENGL 409A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011394
Rhetoric of Argumentation
This course studies the discursive, social, and rhetorical principles of argumentation, including topics such as evidence, reasoning, and the organization and presentation of arguments. Scholars studied may include Richard Whatley, Jurgen Habermas, Stephen Toulmin, Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrecht-Tyteca, Kenneth Burke, and Pierre Bourdieu.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 309A, 309B, 309C

 
ENGL 410A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005183
Restoration Literature
A selection of literature, including drama, from the period 1660-1700 by such authors as Cavendish, Dryden, Behn, Etherege, Rochester, and Wycherley. Topics may include the poetry of the court wits, literary reflections of Restoration feminism and libertinism, and the rise of print culture.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 410B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005184
Eighteenth-Century Literature 1
A selection of early and mid eighteenth-century literature by such writers as Finch, Pope, Swift, Congreve, Manley, Montagu, Addison, and Steele. Topics may include satire, neo-classicism vs. literary modernism, the development of women's publication, and generic experimentation.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 410C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 012930
Eighteenth-Century Literature 2
A selection of mid and late eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Thomson, Gray, Smart, Thrale, Johnson, Sheridan, and Wheatley. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, the emergence of (auto) biography and of (anti-) colonial writing, and the consolidation of women's publication.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 410D LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010341
Eighteenth-Century Fiction I
A selection of late 17th- and 18th-century fiction by such writers as Behn, Manley, Haywood, Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Topics may include the novel as an experimental form, romance and amatory fiction, and authorial engagement with issues of gender, class, and colonialism.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 410E LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014557
Eighteenth-Century Fiction II
A selection of mid and late 18th-century fiction by such writers as Fielding, Haywood, Sterne, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen. Topics may include sentiment and sociability, the gothic, and abolitionism.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 410F LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014558
Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
A selection of writing by women such as Behn, Finch, Montagu, Fielding, Edgeworth, and Austen. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, romance and the gothic, and the interaction of women's writing with discourses of race and colonialism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: WS 410F
(Cross-listed with GSJ 410)

 
ENGL 411 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016058
Eighteenth-Century Literature: Sex, Satire, and Sentiment
A selection of writing embracing the themes of sex, satire, and sentiment that characterize the Restoration and 18th century. Authors may include Behn, Swift, Finch, Pope, Defoe, and Radcliffe.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 412 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016057
Eighteenth-Century Literature and Media
A study of oral, printed, and popular media and literature (such as ballads, fiction, and newspapers) in the Restoration and 18th century. Topics may include the role of women in the rise of print culture, the social role of popular print forms, and the literary reception of new media technologies.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 425 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016056
Transnational Feminisms and Contemporary Narratives
This course examines the dialogue between transnational feminist theories and literary practices. Drawing on a range of literary and media genres from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this course considers the historical developments, as well as contemporary contexts (e.g., migration, globalization), that gave rise to the framework of transnational feminism and its negotiations with Anglo-American and European feminist literary theories.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 430A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005185
Literature of the Romantic Period 1
An examination of the first generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Barbauld, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 430B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005186
Literature of the Romantic Period 2
An examination of the second generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Byron, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Hemans.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 451A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005190
Literature of the Victorian Age 1
A critical study of early to mid-Victorian literature, including authors such as Carlyle, Arnold, Tennyson, the BrontŽs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Gaskell, Ruskin, and Dickens. Topics may include liberty, work, gender, class, imperialism, and poetry.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 451B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005191
Literature of the Victorian Age 2
A critical study of mid to late Victorian literature, including authors such as Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, George Eliot, Newman, Hopkins, Michael Field, Wilde, and Hardy. Topics may include the "Woman Question," the crisis in religious faith, and aestheticism.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 460A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005192
Early Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom before and after World War I, including such writers as Conrad, Forster, Hopkins, Mansfield, Shaw, Synge, Wilde, and Yeats.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 460B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005193
Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland from World War I to World War II, including such writers as Auden, Eliot, Isherwood, Joyce, Lawrence, Orwell, West, and Woolf.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 460C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005194
Literature of the Postwar Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland after World War II, including such writers as Beckett, Greene, Larkin, Murdoch, Osborne, Pinter, and Spark.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 460D LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014269
Contemporary Literature of the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the contemporary literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including such writers as Byatt, Boland, Drabble, Heaney, Hughes, Rushdie, and Stoppard.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 463 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011584
Postcolonial Literatures
This course examines postcolonial literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) from Africa, Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Topics may include the range of creative forms and language use in texts; indigeneity and migration; intersections of gender, sexuality and race; and resistance, nationalism, and history.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with GSJ 463)

 
ENGL 470A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005195
Contemporary Critical Theory
Contemporary critical theory offers an array of competing constructions of text and culture. This course examines several topics in recent critical theory, such as gender, race, subjectivity, textuality, and popular culture.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

 
ENGL 470B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005196
History of Literary Criticism
An historical survey of major critical texts and movements from the Greek and Roman classics to the New Criticism of the mid 20th century, examining different critical theories and practices in a context of cultural changes.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

 
ENGL 470C LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005197
Literary Studies in Digital Forms
A critical examination of literary publication, research, and criticism in digital forms.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 471 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 011773
Adapting Literary Works
Focusing on adaptations of classic works of literature in English, this course examines the problems, possibilities, and principles of representing such works in other literary forms and in other media.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

 
ENGL 472 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014913
Research Methods in Technical Communication
This course teaches students the practice and theory of research methods in the field of technical and professional communication. Topics may include resource validity and renewal cycles, data-gathering techniques and analytics, interview techniques for subject-matter experts, rapid research skills, and user-experience design.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

 
ENGL 481 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 009976
Topics in the History and Theory of Language
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of language. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 484 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 009979
Topics in Literatures Medieval to Romantic
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Medieval to Romantic literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 485 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014485
Topics in Literatures Romantic to Modern
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Romantic to Modern literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 486 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014486
Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Modern to Contemporary literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 491 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015553
Topics in Literature and Rhetoric
A special study of a selected topic in literature and rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 492 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014487
Topics in the History and Theory of Rhetoric
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 493 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014488
Topics in Professional Writing and Communication Design
A special study of a selected topic in professional writing and communication design. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 494 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014489
Topics in Forms of Media and Critical Analysis
A special study of a selected topic in forms of media and critical analysis. Please see course instructor for details.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of 10 times.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A English majors

 
ENGL 495A ESS 0.50
Course ID: 005223
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior honours essay will be completed under supervision.
[Note: A grade for ENGL 495A will be submitted only after the completion of ENGL 495B.]
Department Consent Required

 
ENGL 495B ESS 0.50
Course ID: 005224
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior honours essay will be completed under supervision.
Prereq: ENGL 495A