Our undergraduate English programs include traditional and cutting-edge components designed to ensure that our students leave Carleton with solid grounding in a range of literary periods, genres, and national/global traditions.  All of our courses promote critical reading and thinking, and four core courses are also designated “writing attentive” to deliver consistent, sequenced training in academic research and writing.  We offer a variety of “hands-on” courses in fiction, poetry, and writing, and for Honours students in their fourth year, seminar classes of 15 to 18 students are offered on a wide range of subjects. The Department also offers four more specialized degree options: a B.A. Honours English with Concentration in Creative Writing, a Co-op option, a Specialization in Global Literatures within the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.) Honours, and a Stream in Global Literatures within the 15.0 credit Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.).

For more information on our undergraduate English program, including the B.G.In.S. program, please click on one of the many helpful tabs available to the left such as Program Requirements, FAQs, and Departmental Awards. The information they provide will help you to organize your class schedule and plan your workload. To receive additional information while selecting your courses, please contact the Department of English in 1801 Dunton Tower.

To arrange an appointment with the Undergraduate Supervisor, who provides advice on course selection, contact Professor Sara Jamieson.

All of Carleton’s English programs are designed to introduce students to an exciting range of historical and cultural contexts and literary genres.