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English Honours

Note: Entry is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.5 or better, calculated on a minimum of 60 credits of coursework applicable to the BA. The program is recommended for students who intend to pursue studies at the MA or PhD level. Students must apply by letter directly to the department.

Lower-level requirements: 18-24 credits

• ENGL 105 or ARTS 100
• Three credits from ENGL 104, 108, 109, 115, 120, 130, 150, 165, 170
• Six credits from ENGL 204-207
• Six credits from ENGL 208-280

Upper-level requirements: 44 credits

• Eight credits from ENGL 301, 304, 306, 309, 310, 312, 316, 318, 319
• Eight credits from ENGL 323-363, 368, 369, 490
• Twelve credits from ENGL 301-363, 380-382, 403
• Four credits from ENGL 364, 366, 401
• Four credits from ENGL 370, 375, 376
• Eight credits, ENGL 491, 492

Note: English Honours 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, calculated on all English courses required for the honours program, must be maintained until completion of the program.

Course requirements

Students must complete 44 upper-level credits to fulfill the requirements for the English Honours. Lower-level requirements for both the English Honours and English major are identical, but students intending to complete an honours program should be aware that upper-division requirements for the English Honours are specific to the honours program and constitute the following:

Course Title Credits
ENGL 364 History and Principles of Literary Criticism  
 or ENGL 366 Studies in Critical Approaches to Literature  
 or ENGL 401 Seminar in Rhetoric and Literary Theory 4
ENGL 370 The History of the English Language  
 or ENGL 375 Rhetoric: Composition Theory  
 or ENGL 376 Rhetoric: An Historical Survey 4
ENGL 491 Honours Directed Reading 4
ENGL 492 Honours Essay 4

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 UFV 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.


Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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