This section specifies the honours discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts section for information on additional requirements.
Note: Entry is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.50 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 online directly to the department.
Lower-level requirements: 21 credits
Three 100-level credits from ENGL 104 or higher
ENGL 200, 201, and 202
Six credits from ENGL 208-298
Upper-level requirements: 44 credits
Eight credits from ENGL 301, 304, 306, 308, 309, 310, 312, 316, 318, or 319
Eight credits from ENGL 321-363, 368, 369, or 490
12 credits from ENGL 301-363, 380-382, 384, or 403
Four credits from ENGL 364, 366, or 401D
Four credits from ENGL 370, 375, or 376
Within the 65 credits required for the Honours, students must complete the following:
Canadian Literature requirement: one of ENGL 240, 354, 356, 358, 360, or 362
Global Literature requirement: one of ENGL 228, 245, 367, 369, 380, or 384
A GPA of 3.50 or higher, calculated on all English courses required for the
honours program, must be maintained until completion of the program.
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-level requirements for the English Honours
are specific to the honours program and constitute the following:
The Critical Tradition: Literature in Context
or ENGL 366
Contemporary Perspectives on Literary Texts
or ENGL 401D
Seminar in Rhetoric and Literary Theory (Theory focus)
The History of the English Language
or ENGL 375
Rhetoric: Composition Theory (formerly offered)
or ENGL 376
Rhetoric: An Historical Survey
Honours Directed Reading
Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language. This may be accomplished by completing 6 credits of coursework in a language with a GPA of 3.00 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.