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Honours English

Note: Entry is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.5 or better, calculated on a minimum of 60 credits. The program is recommended for students who intend to pursue studies at the MA or PhD level.

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

• Six credits from ENGL 105, 120, 130, 150, 170
• 12 credits from ENGL 201-280

Upper-level requirements: 44 credits

• Eight credits from ENGL 301, 304-318
• Eight credits from ENGL 323-361
• 12 credits from ENGL 301-362
• Four credits from ENGL 364, 366
• Four credits from ENGL 370, 374, 375, 376, 379
• Four credits, ENGL 491
• Four credits, ENGL 492

Note: Honours English requires 132 credits, a minimum of 62 of which must be in the English program.

Other requirements:

GPA requirements

A GPA of 3.5 or higher must be maintained until completion of the program.

Course requirements

In addition to the requirements for the English major, candidates must complete an additional 12 credits. Of the upper-division credits (44 total) the courses must include:

1. English 364 [4 credits] (History and Principles of Literary Criticism) or English 366 [4 credits] (Studies in Critical Approaches to Literature)

2. English 370 [4 credits] (The History of the English Language) or English 375 [4 credits] (Rhetoric: Composition Theory) or English 376 [4 credits] (Rhetoric: An Historical Survey)

3. English 491 [4 credits] (Honours Directed Reading) and English 492 [4 credits] (Honours Essay)

Language requirement

Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language. This may be accomplished by completing 6 credits of work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the department of Modern Languages (MOLA) at UCFV or by submitting evidence of comparable achievement at a recognized post-secondary institution. The English Honours Committee may, in some cases, determine proficiency by administering a language proficiency assessment with the assistance of a qualified specialist in the language the candidate chooses for evaluation.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.


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