Please note:

  • The course offerings and instructors listed below are subject to change.
  • The syllabi below are preliminary and are provided to assist with course selection. Syllabi are posted as they are received. Final syllabi will be posted by the Undergraduate Calendar Deadline.
  • All fourth year courses are in a seminar style unless otherwise stated.

**Denotes a course for which a writing sample must be submitted prior to registration. Fall writing samples must be submitted by Friday, July 30, 2021. Please submit your writing sample using the application form. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email to confirm the Department has received their writing sample. Decisions will be communicated by email no later than Friday, August 6, 2021. Students are advised to make an alternate course selection until those accepted into workshops are notified. If workshops are not full, applications past this deadline may be considered by the instructor. 

Writing Sample Guidelines can be found here (as they become available):

First Year / Second Year / Third Year / Fourth Year

First Year

Many of our first-year courses preclude one another which means credit cannot be earned for more than one course. When selecting courses, please be mindful that you cannot enroll or receive credit in more than one of the following courses: FYSM 1004, ENGL 1000 (no longer offered), ENGL 1100, ENGL 1200, ENGL 1300, ENGL 1400, ENGL 1600 and ENGL 1700.

Students are also limited to enrolling in ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1020 as these courses preclude one another. Majors and Minors in any English Program in search of a dedicated writing course should take ENGL 1010 instead of ENGL 1020.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

FYSM 1004A: Reading Literatures and Cultures with S. Birkwood

FYSM 1004B: Reading Literatures and Cultures

FYSM 1004C: Reading Literatures and Cultures with J. Medd

ENGL 1008A: English Grammar: Fundamentals with A. Wallace

ENGL 1009A: Literature in Global Context with M. Chakravorty

ENGL 1010B: Writing Essays about Literature with J. Murray

ENGL 1010C: Writing Essays about Literature

ENGL 1010D: Writing Essays about Literature

ENGL 1020A: Effective Writing

ENGL 1020B: Effective Writing

ENGL 1020C: Effective Writing

ENGL 1020D: Effective Writing

ENGL 1500A: Introduction to Creative Writing with N. Bozak

ENGL 1609A: Introduction to Drama Studies with J. Cleveland

ENGL 1700A: Climate Change and the Humanities with B. Leckie

Second Year

EACH 2000A: Environmental Humanities with B. Leckie

ENGL 2011A / CHST 2011 A: Children’s Literature

ENGL 2012A: Greek and Roman Epic

ENGL 2104A: Drama Workshop

ENGL 2104B: Drama Workshop

ENGL 2301A: Literatures and Cultures 500-1500 with A. Wallace

ENGL 2302A: Literatures and Cultures 1500-1700

ENGL 2400A: Introduction to Digital Humanities

ENGL 2500A: Classical Mythology

ENGL 2600A: History of World Cinema I

ENGL 2802A: Indigenous and Canadian Lit. with S. Birkwood

ENGL 2915A: Writing Creative Nonfiction

ENGL 2920A: Top in Decolonization & Migration I with F. Nudelman

ENGL 2926A: African Literatures I with N. Otiono

ENGL 2937A: South Asian Literatures II with M. Chakravorty

Third Year

ENGL 3105A: History of Literary Theory with J. Cleveland

ENGL 3201A: European Literature

ENGL 3500A: Literatures and Cultures 1700-1900 with J. Murray

ENGL 3603A: 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction with B. Greenspan

ENGL 3609A: Drama: Contemporary Criticism with J. Cleveland

ENGL 3804A: Literature & Culture in Europe


ENGL 3908A: Research & Theo. Acad. Writing with C. Fogarty-Bourget

ENGL 3910A: From Degree to Career with D. Dragunoiu

ENGL 3940A: Studies in Diaspora Lit.

Fourth Year

ENGL 4003A / ENGL 5610H / WGST 4812A / WGST 5901A: Studies in the Novel with J. Medd

ENGL 4004A / ALDS 4404A: Writing & Know.-Making in the Professions

ENGL 4115A / ENGL 5402F: Culture and the Text

ENGL 4125A / DIGH 4002A: Digitial Culture and the Text I with B. Greenspan

ENGL 4301A / ENGL 5303 F/ HUMS 4902A: Studies in Renaissance Lit. with M. White

ENGL 4414A / ALDS 4414A: Professional Writing I

ENGL 4515A / ALDS 4405A: Teaching Writing in School and the Workplace with C. Fogarty-Bourget

ENGL 4600A / ENGL5900F / EURR 4103A: The Great Russian Novel with D. Dragunoiu

ENGL 4708A: Studies in American Lit. with P. Walton

ENGL 4915A: Advanced Writing Workshop