Faculty of Humanities : Department of English
Every student should own a good dictionary; e.g., The Concise Oxford Dictionary, The American College Dictionary, Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Gage Canadian Dictionary, The Random House Dictionary of the English Language (College Edition).
ENGL 101 may not be used toward Program requirements in Honours, Major, or General and Minor Literature Programs in English (unless taken in 2012W).
ENGL 490 is a tutorial intended primarily for students in the Honours Program, and must be approved by the instructor, the Honours Adviser and the Chair of the department. ENGL 493 is a tutorial intended primarily for English students taking a graduate course with a reduced workload. Students registering for this course must first obtain the approval of the instructor, the Graduate Adviser and the Chair of the department.
The English department offers a number of variable content courses, with topics advertised annually (ENGL 353, 360, 362, 372, 385, 388, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 400, 406, 413, 425, 426, 438, 439B, 448, 449, 462, 471). Where content differs, such courses may be taken more than once for credit, to a maximum of 3 units.
English Honours students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a language other than English by passing, with a grade of C or higher, 1.5 units of a 200-level language course. FRAN 180 and 300-level reading courses are also acceptable. Alternatively, a student who already has the required level of reading knowledge may fulfill the requirement by passing a special translation examination administered by the Department of English.
ENGL 310 (Practical Criticism, 3.0 units)
ENGL 467 and either 468 or 460 (1.5 units each)
ENGL 499 (Fourth-year Honours course, 1.5 units)
ENGL 344A or 344B (1.5 units)
at least 1.5 units of Canadian literature: ENGL 448, 450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 476 (Students with 202 may apply for a waiver of this requirement.)
Students are advised to take ENGL 310 in their second year along with some upper-level courses selected from the requirements listed above. However, students admitted to Honours in their second year will take ENGL 310 in their third year. Students are admitted to ENGL 467 in their third or fourth year upon successful completion of ENGL 310; it may be followed by ENGL 468. (As an alternate to 468, ENGL 460 may be taken at any time.) ENGL 490 (optional) and 499 are taken in the student’s final year. For admission to third and fourth year Honours courses, Honours students are required to maintain an average of at least B+ in their English courses. The approval of the department is also required.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one of the following courses: ENGL 340, 341, 409, 410, 460, GRS 200, LING 390. LING 390 may be counted towards the 24 units of senior English courses required for an Honours degree.
MEDI 401 or 402 or 451 or 452
3 units chosen from ENGL 135, 146, 147, with a minimum grade of B in each
1.5 units chosen from ENGL 215, 225, ECON 225, ENGR 240, with a minimum grade of B
FRAN 275 with a minimum grade of C+ or
equivalent language skill
HSTR 230A, 230B
(may be taken in any year)
ENGL 202 strongly recommended.
Students with credit for FREN courses numbered 400 and above should consult the department in order to apply them to this requirement.
Students must complete ENGL 303: Copy Editing (1.5 units) and an additional 7.5 units of courses from those listed below for a Minor in Professional Communication.
Please refer to the general regulations pertaining to Co-operative Education Programs of the University of Victoria governing all co-operative education students. .