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University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
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Honors in English [Arts]


Honors in English


General Information


Students planning to enter the Honors program should consult BA Honors  of the Calendar for admission requirements. The normal requirements of the program follow. Variations in the program (including directed reading courses) need the permission of the Undergraduate Programs Advisor.

See Bachelor of Arts (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Program Requirements


In the second, third, and fourth years of the program a minimum of ★54 and a maximum of ★72 in senior English is required.

No course can be used to meet more than one area requirement across and within the areas listed in (1), (2) and (3).

Course Requirements


  1. ★15 required from the following four areas, with ★9 taken at the 200-level, and with at least ★3 taken in each listed area:
    1. Language, Writing
    2. Reading Histories
    3. Textualities
    4. Reading Politics
  2. ★18 required from the following five areas, with at least ★3 from each area. No more than ★3 from Area (e) can satisfy program requirements.
    1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture
    2. Early Modern Literature and Culture
    3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    4. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    5. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)

      Note: A course that spans more than one of these time periods may be used to fulfill only one of the above historical requirements. A course thus used to fulfill an Area 2 historical requirement must be predominantly focused on one time period, while it may include writing from more than one.
  3. ★12 required from three of the following four areas, with at least ★3 taken in Canadian Literature and Culture.
    1. Canadian Literature and Culture
    2. Postcolonial Literature and Culture
    3. American Literature and Culture
    4. Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature and Culture
  4. All Honors English students must take a minimum of ★9 in English at the 400-level, including ENGL 498 .
  5. ENGL 498 , Honors Essay, required in either term of the final year. Students will initiate discussion of their essays with the Advisor in Winter Term of Year 3.
  6. WRITE (Creative Writing) Courses: WRITE and approved cross-listed courses are considered English courses and therefore are included in the minimum and maximum number of course weights permitted for credit in the program. See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.
  7. Language Requirements: Students must successfully complete ★6 in a senior-level Language other than English (or equivalent).

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and an average of at least 3.3 in all English courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in English requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in the last ★30 and a minimum average of 3.3 in all English courses completed in the last ★90 of the program. Graduation with First Class Honors requires a GPA of at least 3.7 in all senior level English courses, and an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on the last ★30 completed.

Combined Honors in English


General Information


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in English and another discipline. However, students should be aware that a Combined Honors program may not qualify them for admission to a graduate program in English.

Program Requirements


The common requirements are the same as for other Honors programs (see Bachelor of Arts (Honors) ).

A Combined Honors program in English and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 in English at the 200-level or above, including ★6 at the 400-level and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. 

No course can be used to meet more than one area requirement across and within the areas listed in (1), (2) and (3).

Course Requirements


  1. 9 required from three of the following four areas, with ★6 taken at the 200-level.
    1. Language, Writing
    2. Reading Histories
    3. Textualities
    4. Reading Politics
  2. 12 required from four of the following five areas:
    1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture
    2. Early Modern Literature and Culture
    3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    4. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures)
    5. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture (including American, British, Canadian, and World Anglophone literatures and cultures

      Note: A course that spans more than one of these time periods may be used to fulfill only one of the above historical requirements. A course thus used to fulfill an Area 2 historical requirement must be predominantly focused on one time period, while it may include writing from more than one.
  3. 12 required from three of the following four areas, with at least ★3 taken in Canadian Literature and Culture
    1. Canadian Literature and Culture
    2. Postcolonial Literature and Culture
    3. American Literature and Culture
    4. Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature and Culture
  4. ENGL 498 , Honors Essay, required in either term of the final year. Students will initiate discussion of their essays with the Advisor in Winter Term of Year 3. With the Advisor’s approval, the requirement can be waived if the student will be completing an Honors Essay in the other discipline. With special permission, INT D 520, Combined Honors Essay, may replace requirement.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In the Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each department. Requirements in English are outlined in Honors in English.