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Notes

1. Most courses are also taught at St. Jerome's University.

2. "R"courses are administered by Renison University College, and several of the other courses are also taught there.

ENGL 00s


ENGL 51 LEC 0.00Course ID: 014496
Pre-University English: Essentials of Composition
An introduction to the process of writing from drafting to revising to polishing. The course includes practical exercises and writing assignments to help students develop and support their ideas accurately, concisely, and clearly.
Only offered Online

ENGL 100s


ENGL 100A LEC 0.50Course ID: 013477
Fiction
An introduction to fiction through the detailed examination of a range of novels and/or short stories.
Antireq: ENGL 102A, 102B
Also offered at Renison University College

ENGL 100B LEC 0.50Course ID: 013478
Poetry
An introduction to poetry through a detailed examination of a range of poetic texts.
Antireq: ENGL 102B
Also offered at Renison University College

ENGL 100C LEC 0.50Course ID: 013479
Drama
An introduction to dramatic literature through the detailed examination of a range of dramatic texts.
Antireq: ENGL 102A
Also offered at Renison University College

ENGL 101A LEC 0.50Course ID: 011580
Introduction to Literary Studies
An introduction to the study of literature, covering such areas of enquiry as literary history, genre, criticism, analysis, and theory.

ENGL 101B LEC 0.50Course ID: 011581
Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
An introduction to the study and practice of persuasion, including the history and theory of rhetoric, the structures and strategies of arguments, and the analysis of texts and artifacts.
Also offered Online

ENGL 103B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005042
Varieties of English
Introduction to the study of varieties of the English language - regional, social, temporal, functional, and stylistic. The relations of languages and literature and of speech and writing will be discussed.

ENGL 104 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011395
Rhetoric in Popular Culture
This course examines the role of persuasion in contemporary society by focusing on one or more topic areas: film, television, video games, comic books, music, fashion, etc. Students will explore the topic area(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.

ENGL 108A LEC 0.50Course ID: 013480
The Superhero
An examination of hero figures, ranging broadly from ancient characters such as Gilgamesh to the modern comic book superhero. Literary as well as non-literary materials (e.g., film, comics, games) will be considered.
Antireq: ARTS 199 sec 003 taken Fall 2007

ENGL 108B LEC 0.50Course ID: 013481
Global English Literatures
An exploration of texts from a range of geographical locations, such as South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan.

ENGL 108C LEC 0.50Course ID: 013482
Literature and the Environment
A literary and rhetorical examination of some of the main currents of environmental thought through the study of literature, film, advertising, and popular culture.

ENGL 108D LEC 0.50Course ID: 013483
Digital Lives
An examination of how digital communication technologies create and promote online identities and social spaces, as well as interpersonal and communal interactions.

ENGL 108E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005049
Women in Literature
A study of the role and representation of women, gender, and sexuality in literature in English.
(Cross-listed with WS 108E)

ENGL 108F LEC 0.50Course ID: 005050
The Rebel
A study of various works of literature in which the protagonist is a rebel against existing norms. The course will examine a number of rebel types and concepts, moral implications, and final outcomes either in successful realization or in tragic defeat.

ENGL 108H LEC 0.50Course ID: 005051
Isolation and Alienation
The study of a variety of works centering on the theme of individuals in crisis, the stress being on people at variance with their inner selves, other persons, or their world. The course will discuss the process in which wisdom and maturity are gained as the ultimate products of suffering.

ENGL 108M LEC 0.50Course ID: 005052
Youth and Adolescence
Studies the portrayal of young protagonists as they respond to the mores of adult society; their own physical, mental, and psychological development; and the expectations placed upon them by themselves and by others.

ENGL 109 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005054
Introduction to Academic Writing
The course will explore a variety of issues in academic writing such as style, argument, and the presentation of information. Frequent written exercises will be required.
Also offered Online

ENGL 119 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011175
Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science
This course aims to build students' oral and written communication skills to prepare them for academic and workplace demands. Working independently and in collaboration with others, students will analyze and produce various written and spoken forms of communication. Projects and assignments will draw on materials for Mathematics and Computer Science students.
Prereq: English Proficiency Milestone; Honours Mathematics students only

ENGL 129R LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005061
Written Academic English
This writing skills course provides instruction in grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition and academic essay writing, including a focus on theme, development of central ideas, exposition and argumentation.
[Note: Open only to students whose first language is not English. Not open to students with native, near-native, or similar advanced ability.]
(Cross-listed with ESL 129R)
Also offered Online

ENGL 140R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005064
The Use of English 1
The use and abuse of spoken and written English. The study and evaluation of language as it is used for various purposes (e.g., colloquial, scientific, legal, political, commercial, journalistic, literary) in order to increase critical awareness and to help students to write clearly and effectively.

ENGL 141R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005065
The Use of English 2
A continuation of ENGL 140R. The study of factual, emotive, scientific and imaginative writing; relevance, context, meaning, tone, feeling, and intention.
Prereq: ENGL 140R

ENGL 190 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005068
Shakespeare
Designed for students in all faculties, the course examines some of Shakespeare's comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Shakespeare's variety and flexibility in developing characters and dramatic structures are stressed, as are significant themes.
[Note: No previous work in Shakespeare is required.]
Also offered Online

ENGL 200s


ENGL 200A LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005069
Survey of British Literature 1
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century.
Also offered Online

ENGL 200B LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005070
Survey of British Literature 2
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the late 18th century to the present.
Also offered Online

ENGL 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005071
The Short Story
This course deals with the history and techniques of the short story, with emphasis upon works by such British, American, and Canadian writers as Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Alice Munro.

ENGL 202A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005072
The Bible and Literature 1
A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the Old Testament of the King James Bible (also known as the Hebrew Scripture); and of its influence on other English literature.
Also offered Online

ENGL 202B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005073
The Bible and Literature 2
A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the New Testament of the King James Bible and of its influence on English literature.

ENGL 203 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011680
Designing Digital Images and Hypertext
This course draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to introduce students to the fundamental principles of multi-modal communication design in its social context. Students will analyze, design, and produce images and hypertext for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: For Arts and Business Co-op students: The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Prereq: Honours English students only.
Antireq: GBDA 101
(Cross-listed with DAC 201)

ENGL 204 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011681
Designing Digital Video
This course introduces students to the principles of designing time-based multi-modal communication in a social context. Students will analyse, design, and produce video for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: For Arts and Business Co-op students: DAC 201 recommended. The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Antireq: GBDA 201, 202
(Cross-listed with DAC 202)

ENGL 205R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005078
The Canadian Short Story
Exploration of the Canadian short story, from its beginnings - in the bush, in the north, on the land, in the small towns - through the struggles of an urbanizing society to the present. Students will be expected to work in some depth with individual authors.

ENGL 206 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011769
Writing Lives
This course studies the ways the self is constructed through text by examining a variety of life-writing approaches, organized from youth to old age, along with theories of identity, memory, gender, narrative, cultural studies, and autobiography as a genre.

ENGL 208A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005081
Forms of Fantasy
A study of fantasy literature, including some subgenres such as romances, fairy tales, fables, and gothic and horror fiction.

ENGL 208B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005082
Science Fiction
Various examples drawn, for instance, from Utopian and anti-Utopian science fiction, social science fiction, "gadget" science fiction, parapsychology, and alternate worlds and beings will be considered. Some attention will be given to the historical development of the genre.

ENGL 208C LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005083
Studies in Children's Literature
A critical examination of works of children's literature. Specific readings may range broadly, encompassing works as diverse as ancient folk tales and novels and poetry from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Also offered Online

ENGL 208E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005084
Women Writing since 1900
This course explores work of women writers, their challenges to social and literary conventions, and their development of voice through major literary movements of the twentieth century and beyond.
(Cross-listed with WS 208E)
Also offered at Renison University College

ENGL 208H LEC 0.50Course ID: 005086
Arthurian Legend
The story of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table will be discussed as it is treated at various times in various works and genres. Such matters will be considered as the character of Arthur, the concept of Camelot, and the Fellowship of the Round Table.

ENGL 208K LEC 0.50Course ID: 005087
Detective Fiction
A study of the "detective novel", the "novel of crime", the "thriller", the "novel of intrigue", and of "espionage" with texts drawn from various time periods and national literatures. The course includes the examination of critical approaches to the form of detective fiction.

ENGL 208L LEC 0.50Course ID: 009249
Race and English Literature
An introduction to representations of race in English writings, and the ways in which racial ideas are transmitted and resisted in literature, from the middle ages to the present. Topics may include the invention of the "race", Eurocentrism and imaginative geography, racial beauty myths, internalized racism, and issues of gender, sexuality, and colonialism. Possible writers include "Mandeville", Shakespeare, Behn, Wheatley, Hurston, Achebe, Kogawa, Mukherjee, Kureishi, and Highway.

ENGL 208M LEC 0.50Course ID: 010194
Travel Literature
The course examines the forms and functions of travel literature as a genre. Topics will include the representation of travel as adventure, discovery, pilgrimage, and escape; travel and tourism; travel and gender; travel and colonialism.

ENGL 208N LEC 0.50Course ID: 010335
Sex and Marriage in Literature
An examination of changing attitudes toward sex and marriage as those attitudes are expressed in literary works written in English during the various periods of literary production from the medieval period to the modern age.

ENGL 210E LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005095
Genres of Technical Communication
This course explores writing, presentation, and design across various genres of technical communication, with a primary focus on printed and/or online computer documentation. Other assignments might include white papers, product specifications, help-desk communication, etc.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ENGL 210A and ENGL 210G

ENGL 210F LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005096
Genres of Business Communication
This courses explores the genres of communication in business and other organizations. Students will study and produce instances from several of the following: reports (of several kinds), letters, email messages, marketing materials, public relations materials, and any other types of organizational communication.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered Online

ENGL 210H LEC 0.50Course ID: 009890
Arts Writing
A study of the various forms, processes, and modes of publication of professional writing in the arts. The course will consider both free-lance writing and writing within institutional contexts. Practice in research, writing, and editing will be emphasized.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 210I LEC 0.50Course ID: 010336
Legal Writing
A study of the principles, processes, and various forms of writing used in the practice of law and drafting of legislation. The history and structure of legal writing, including current debates about plain language, will be examined.

ENGL 212 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011770
Convict Literature
This course examines the representation of the prison experience in literary works written by or about prisoners as well as the legal contexts of their imprisonment.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 213 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011771
Literature and the Law
A study of literary works that involve legal matters and/or have led to litigation on such grounds as obscenity, treason, heresy, libel, and plagiarism.

ENGL 214 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005100
Themes in Canadian Literature
The course will survey a theme which is significant to the understanding of the Canadian literary mind. Topics will vary from section to section.
Antireq: ENGL 215

ENGL 215 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005101
Canadian Regional Literature
This course will provide a survey of literature set in a distinctive region of Canada.
Antireq: ENGL 214

ENGL 216 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005102
Canadian Multicultural Literature
A study of writing by Canadian authors from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Works are studied in the context of the social, political and cultural forces that produced Canadian literature in general and Canadian minority literatures in particular.

ENGL 217 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005104
Canadian Children's Literature
A study of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian literature for children.
Antireq: ENGL 317

ENGL 218 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005106
Mennonite Literature
A study of poetry and fiction by authors of Canadian Mennonite heritage, since 1962. The course will include a close examination of selected texts considered in the context of the various historical and cultural conditions that affected their production.

ENGL 220A LEC 0.50Course ID: 013008
Languages and Society I
This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a linguistic perspective. It focuses on topics such as dialects, language contact and change, bilingualism, language choice, and language and identity.
[Note: Taught in English.]
(Cross-listed with GER 261, REES 261)

ENGL 220B LEC 0.50Course ID: 013009
Languages and Society II
This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a social and cultural perspective. It focuses on topics such as plurilingualism and multilingualism, language maintenance and loss, language planning and politics, multilingual and heritage language education.
[Note: Taught in English.]
(Cross-listed with GER 262, REES 262)

ENGL 220C LEC 0.50Course ID: 013877
Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice
An introduction to comparative literature, its history as a discipline, and its continuing role in literary studies. Past and present theoretical approaches to literature are used to illustrate the interpretive possibilities achieved by overcoming national, linguistic, and other boundaries. Examples are drawn from a variety of literatures.
[Note: Taught in English.]
(Cross-listed with GER 280, REES 280)

ENGL 233C LEC 0.50Course ID: 004684
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 5
The first part of the 20th century.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 314)

ENGL 233D LEC 0.50Course ID: 004685
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 6
The second part of the 20th century.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 315)

ENGL 247 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010338
American Literature and Popular Culture
An introduction to American literary and cultural studies through the examination of selected movements, moments, topics, or figures, drawing on both literature and other media.

ENGL 251A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005120
Criticism 1
An introduction to strategies of reading, interpretation, and analysis of literary and non-literary texts, focusing on narrative, poetics, discourse, and rhetoric, and the acquisition of critical vocabulary.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered Online

ENGL 251B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005121
Criticism 2
An introduction to the theorizing of literary and non-literary texts. Emphasizing contemporary theories, the course will focus on the text, the reader, and culture.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered Online

ENGL 260 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011370
Irish Literature and the "Troubles"
A study of Irish literature written during and about the "Troubles" (1916-1923; 1968 - present), focussing on the relationship between literature and its social, historical, and cultural contexts.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 290 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013352
Global Shakespeare
An analysis of the history and forms of international Shakespeare, which may include 20th- and 21st- century print, theatrical, film, and multimedia productions and adaptations from Africa, eastern Europe, southern and eastern Asia, and Central and South America.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 292 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005122
Contemporary Issues in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
The course inductively defines the fields of Rhetoric and Professional Writing through an exploration of contemporary issues in language, writing, and rhetoric, as those issues are identified and dealt with, in the pertinent scholarly and professional journals, by current researchers and their work.
Prereq: English Major students

ENGL 293 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013353
Introduction to Digital Media Studies
A study of theories of digital media, including critical, rhetorical, and semiotic approaches, and of the interpretation and creation of digital media artifacts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 294 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014790
Game Studies
This course introduces students to the field of humanities-based game studies. Topics may include the debate between ludological (rules-based) and narratological (story-based) approaches, procedural studies, platform and software studies, gamification, games and adaptation studies, and games as rhetorical objects.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 295 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014791
Social Media
This course surveys the popular social media landscape and charts scholarly approaches, both methodological and theoretical, to understanding and analyzing social media texts. Topics to be addressed may include memes, social networks, fan communities and texts, digital identity, and other emergent social media forms.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 300s


ENGL 301H LEC 0.50Course ID: 011582
Honours Literary Studies
Through lectures, discussion, and presentations by visiting faculty, this course provides Honours students with an enriched survey of the discipline of literary studies. Topics of discussion will be drawn from bibliography and research methods, critical approaches to literature, literary history, genre studies, rhetoric, media perspectives, and other areas of scholarly interest.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature or Honours English Literature and Rhetoric students

ENGL 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011682
Special Topics in Digital Design
In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory. They will participate in workshops with professional designers, develop specialized digital materials and contribute signature work to their Digital Portfolio.
(Cross-listed with DAC 300, SPCOM 300)

ENGL 304 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013106
Designing with Digital Sound
In this course, students will be introduced to sound analysis and production. Students will learn to record, edit, and implement sound in a variety of linear and non-linear media forms, with emphasis on film and video games.
(Cross-listed with DAC 301)
Also offered Online

ENGL 305A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005124
Old English 1
An introduction to the English language in its earliest form and to English prose in pre-Conquest England, examining Old English prose style, its principal practitioners, and their world view.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 305B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005125
Old English 2
An introduction to Old English poetry, noting in representative Old English poems those things about its purpose, style, and its audience which make it unique but which also provide the beginnings of the English poetic tradition.
Prereq: Level at least 3A and ENGL 305A

ENGL 306A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005126
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to linguistics and the principles of linguistic analysis through an examination of English phonology, forms, syntax, and discourse.
Also offered Online

ENGL 306B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005127
Modern English Grammar
Introduction to modern English grammar and structure - its meaningful forms and syntax. Several methods of analysis will be employed and evaluated, including the traditional, structural, transformational-generative, and functional.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

ENGL 306C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005128
Historical Linguistics
Introduction to historical-reconstruction and comparative analysis. Basic phonological, morphological, syntactic changes as they manifest themselves in language will be examined.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

ENGL 306D LEC 0.50Course ID: 005129
The History of English
Introduction to the linguistic history of English from earliest documents to the present, with some consideration of various modern dialects.

ENGL 306F LEC 0.50Course ID: 005131
Introduction to Semiotics
A study of systems of signs, codes, and signification in language, culture, and literature.

ENGL 306G LEC 0.50Course ID: 005136
Approaches to Style
Theories of style and approaches to the stylistic analysis of both literary and non-literary texts. Students will consider contributions to the study of style from such areas as traditional stylistics, New Criticism, formalism, affective stylistics, speech act theory, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.

ENGL 309A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005133
Classical Rhetoric
A study of rhetorical theories from the Classical period (Pre-Socratic to Augustine) with an emphasis on how these theories reflect changing attitudes towards language, reality, and the self.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005134
Medieval to Pre-Modern Rhetoric
A study of rhetorical theories and practices from late antiquity and the medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods, with an emphasis on how those theories and practices reflect changing attitudes towards language, society, and the self.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005135
Contemporary Rhetoric
An examination of contemporary rhetorical theory and its relationships to criticism, interdisciplinary studies, and digital applications.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005137
Speech Writing
The analysis, writing, and editing of speeches. Analysis will focus on the reading and viewing of several famous 20th-century speeches using theories of communication. Writing and editing will focus on implementing oral/aural communication strategies.
Prereq: Level at least 4A English Rhetoric and Professional Writing
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 323)

ENGL 309G DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011393
The Discourse of Dissent
A study of the social, historical, and rhetorical dimensions of collective action. Topics may include health and welfare movements, civil rights and anti-war protests, and environmentalism.
(Cross-listed with HIST 309, SPCOM 434)

ENGL 310A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005139
Chaucer 1
An introduction to the poetry and the prose translations of Geoffrey Chaucer, including his dream allegories, "Troilus and Criseyde," and related compositions.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 310B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005140
Chaucer 2
A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 310C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005141
Non-Chaucerian Middle English Literature
Non-Chaucerian English writings during the later Middle Ages; the Middle English romance, including "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"; alliterative literature, such as "Piers Plowman"; and representative examples of Middle English non-Chaucerian verse.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 313 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005145
Early Canadian Literatures
This course examines a selection of pre-1920 Canadian texts concerning first contact, imperialism, colonization, incipient nationhood, and early multi-racial immigration that participate in the ongoing invention of Canada.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 315 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005147
Modern Canadian Literature
This course focuses on the varied ways in which 20th-century writers of poetry and prose participate in the shaping of Canadian literary culture, with emphasis on the literature of the middle decades.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered at Renison University College
Also offered Online

ENGL 316 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005148
Canadian Drama
This course explores traditions and experiments in Canadian drama through an analysis of Canadian plays, especially those from 1960 to the present, in their historical and theatrical contexts.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 380)

ENGL 318 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005150
Contemporary Canadian Literature
This course examines Canadian Literature written in the latter decades of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Literary works are studied in relation to relevant contemporary social, cultural and political topics, such as nationalism, aboriginality, multiculturalism and diaspora.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 319 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012358
History and Theory of Media 1
This course explores the development of media technologies such as writing and print (including the book) from their beginnings to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of these developing technologies.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 320 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011392
History and Theory of Media 2
This course explores the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of contemporary technologies of representation such as print and visual media, photography and film, audio recordings, computer-mediated communications, and interactive digital media.
[Note: Formerly ENGL 392C]
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 322 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011583
Postcolonial Literature of the Americas
This course examines postcolonial literature in English from Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. Through study of both written and oral genres, we will discuss how language practices adapt to and are created in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Topics may include diaspora and migration, nationalism, gender, neo-colonialism, and multiculturalism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 325 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012931
Austen
A study of selected novels by Jane Austen, including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Her letters and juvenilia may also be considered, as well as some of the films based on or inspired by her novels.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with WS 325)

ENGL 330A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005152
Sixteenth-Century Literature 1
A study of short poems by such writers as Wyatt, Gascoigne, Whitney, Ralegh, Spenser, the Sidneys, Shakespeare, and Donne.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 330B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005153
Sixteenth-Century Literature 2
A study of selected genres, topics, and works from Tudor literature.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 335 WSP 0.50Course ID: 005155
Creative Writing 1
Aimed at encouraging students to develop their creative and critical potentials, the course consists of supervised practice, tutorials, and seminar discussions.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered at Renison University College

ENGL 336 WSP 0.50Course ID: 005156
Creative Writing 2
Designed to assist advanced creative writers to develop their skills in various genres by means of workshop processes, supervised practice, and critical discussion of one or more major projects.
[Note: Admission by portfolio review]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A and ENGL 335

ENGL 342 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010339
American Literature to 1860
A study of developments in early American Literature. Texts may be drawn from Anglo-European movements such as gothicism and romanticism; captivity narratives and other colonial writings; Afro-American, Native American, and other minority traditions; sentimental and domestic fiction; and indigenous American forms such as the frontier romance, and other minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 343 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005157
American Literature 1860-1910
A survey of literary developments in America from the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth-century, including significant movements of the period such as realism, regionalism, and naturalism; the New Woman's writing and other developments in women's literatures; popular forms such as the Western; and minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 344 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005158
Modern American Literature
A study of American Literature from the early twentieth century through the second world war, emphasizing aesthetic innovation in the modernist movement, and its aftermath in the social writings of the 1930s.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered Online

ENGL 345 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005159
American Literature in a Global Context
A study of the ways in which movements of peoples and cultures have shaped American literature. Topics may include colonialism, immigration and migration, literary influence across borders and languages, nativism and internationalism, racial and ethnic styles and exchanges.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered Online

ENGL 346 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010195
American Fiction
A study of four to five writers. Topics may include the evolution of narrative style, realism and anti-realism, literature and story, fiction and history, the novel and film, gender and ethnicity.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: ENGL 346C

ENGL 347 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005162
American Literature Since 1945
A study of the movements of American Literature following the second world war. The course will consider the formal and cultural diversity of writing in this period, with attention to topics such as avant-garde experiment, the persistence of realism, counter-cultural politics, feminism and literature, postmodernism, and the emergence of minority writers in the mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: ENGL 347A

ENGL 348 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010196
American Poetry Since 1850
A study of poems, poets, ideas, and movements, contributing to the growth of a distinctive American poetry from Whitman and Dickinson to the twenty-first century. Texts will be drawn from popular and avant-garde contexts, as well as the literary mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 350A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005164
Seventeenth-Century Literature 1
A study of literature by such writers as Jonson, Donne, Wroth, Herbert, Bacon, Milton, Behn, and Dryden.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered Online

ENGL 350B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005165
Seventeenth-Century Literature 2
An intensive study of Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, in its historical and literary contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered Online

ENGL 361 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004682
English Drama to 1642
The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 311)

ENGL 362 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005166
Shakespeare 1
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 386)
Also offered Online

ENGL 363 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005167
Shakespeare 2
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 387)
Also offered Online

ENGL 364 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010197
Shakespeare in Performance at The Stratford Festival
An historical, theoretical, and analytical introduction to Shakespeare's plays in performance, both on stage and screen, this course focuses on specific problems and decisive issues of past productions and of those in the current Stratford Festival season.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 365 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005168
Selected Studies
Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

ENGL 366 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005169
Selected Studies
Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

ENGL 371 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011772
Editing Literary Works
Investigating scholarly, educational, popular, and electronic editions, this course explores the theory and practice of editing literary texts.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 376R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005172
Applied English Grammar 1
In exploring different definitions and types of grammar (e.g. descriptive vs. prescriptive), students develop their own critical framework for explaining the structure of English. Of interest to intending teachers of English as the native or second language.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 377R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005173
Applied English Grammar 2
A continuation of ENGL 376R. Practical applications of language theories to error analysis and correction.
Prereq: ENGL 376R

ENGL 392A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005175
Information Design
The theory and practice of design for print and digital media, including the study of design concepts such as space, colour, typography, interactivity, immersion, motion, and presence. Students produce designs using professional software tools.
Prereq: One of ENGL 292, 293, DAC 202/ENGL 204

ENGL 392B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005176
Visual Rhetoric
This course introduces students to the study of images from a rhetorical perspective, including the interaction of texts and images in such professional writing fields as advertising, book illustration, technical documentation, journalism, and public relations. Issues may include visual and textual literacy, the semiotics and rhetoric of design, and the ideological basis of social communication.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or DAC 200/202/ENGL 204

ENGL 400s


ENGL 403 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011683
Digital Design Research Project
Students work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.
Prereq: ENGL 293

ENGL 406 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012663
Advanced Rhetorical Study
Topics may include communication, media, politics, science, and social movements. Students will explore the topic(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.
Prereq: ENGL 309A, 309B, or 309C

ENGL 407 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012357
Language and Politics
This course explores how language shapes and is shaped by the unequal distribution of power in modern societies. The role of language will be considered in, for example, the maintenance of sexual difference, the establishment and maintenance of national identity, and the conflict between social classes. The reading will consist of literary and theoretical texts, the latter including such writers as Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Foucault, Cameron, Lakoff, Ngugi wa Thion'go, and Paulin.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 408A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005177
Writing for the Media
This course examines the genres and strategies of both journalism and public relations. With a strong orientation towards rhetorical and linguistic theories, this course will cover audience concerns from both within and outside organizations.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or 309A or 309B or 309C

ENGL 408B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005178
The Discourse of Advertising
This course introduces students to writing and editing advertising copy. Students will also be introduced to models of discourse and rhetorical analysis of advertising texts. Assignments include creating a portfolio of advertising copy and an extensive analysis of sample advertising discourse.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or 309A or 309B or 309C

ENGL 408C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005179
The Rhetoric of Digital Design: Theory and Practice
Students apply a variety of analytic perspectives - design discourse, multimodal discourse, rhetorical theory, social semiotics - to the design and production of a major digital project (or compilation of projects) using professional software and hardware tools.
Prereq: ENGL 392A; Level at least 3A

ENGL 409A LEC 0.50Course ID: 011394
Rhetoric of Argumentation
This course studies the discursive, social, and rhetorical principles of argumentation, including topics such as evidence, reasoning, and the organization and presentation of arguments. Scholars studied may include Richard Whatley, Jurgen Habermas, Stephen Toulmin, Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrecht-Tyteca, Kenneth Burke, and Pierre Bourdieu.
Prereq: Any one of ENGL 309A, 309B, 309C

ENGL 410A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005183
Restoration Literature
A selection of literature, including drama, from the period 1660-1700 by such authors as Cavendish, Dryden, Behn, Etherege, Rochester, and Wycherley. Topics may include the poetry of the court wits, literary reflections of Restoration feminism and libertinism, and the rise of print culture.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005184
Eighteenth-Century Literature 1
A selection of early and mid eighteenth-century literature by such writers as Finch, Pope, Swift, Congreve, Manley, Montagu, Addison, and Steele. Topics may include satire, neo-classicism vs. literary modernism, the development of women's publication, and generic experimentation.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410C LEC 0.50Course ID: 012930
Eighteenth-Century Literature 2
A selection of mid- and late eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Thomson, Gray, Smart, Thrale, Johnson, Sheridan, and Wheatley. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, the emergence of (auto) biography and of (anti-) colonial writing, and the consolidation of women's publication.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410D LEC 0.50Course ID: 010341
Eighteenth-Century Fiction I
A selection of late-seventeenth and eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Behn, Manley, Haywood, Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Topics may include the novel as an experimental form, romance and amatory fiction, and authorial engagement with issues of gender, class, and colonialism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410E LEC 0.50Course ID: 014557
Eighteenth-Century Fiction II
A selection of mid- and late eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Fielding, Haywood, Sterne, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen. Topics may include sentiment and sociability, the gothic, and abolitionism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410F LEC 0.50Course ID: 014558
Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
A selection of writing by women such as Behn, Finch, Montagu, Fielding, Edgeworth, and Austen. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, romance and the gothic, and the interaction of women's writing with discourses of race and colonialism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with WS 410F)

ENGL 430A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005185
Literature of the Romantic Period 1
An examination of the first generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Barbauld, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 430B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005186
Literature of the Romantic Period 2
An examination of the second generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Byron, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Hemans.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 451A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005190
Literature of the Victorian Age 1
A critical study of selected poetry by authors such as Robert Browning, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti. Some poetic theory and criticism will also be considered. Topics may include the Romantic inheritance, reactions to Darwin, and aestheticism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 451B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005191
Literature of the Victorian Age 2
A critical study of novels by such authors as Dickens, the Brontės, George Eliot, and Hardy. Social and cultural criticism by authors such as Newman, Ruskin, or Mill will also be considered. Topics may include the "Woman Question," the crisis in religious faith, and the "social problem" novel.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 460A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005192
Early Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom before and after World War I, including such writers as Conrad, Forster, Hopkins, Mansfield, Shaw, Synge, Wilde, and Yeats.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 460B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005193
Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland from World War I to World War II, including such writers as Auden, Eliot, Isherwood, Joyce, Lawrence, Orwell, West, and Woolf.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered Online

ENGL 460C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005194
Literature of the Postwar Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland after World War II, including such writers as Beckett, Greene, Larkin, Murdoch, Osborne, Pinter, and Spark.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 460D LEC 0.50Course ID: 014269
Contemporary Literature of the United Kingdom and Ireland
A study of the contemporary literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including such writers as Byatt, Boland, Drabble, Heaney, Hughes, Rushdie, and Stoppard.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 463 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011584
Postcolonial Literatures
This course examines postcolonial literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) from Africa, Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Topics may include the range of creative forms and language use in texts; indigeneity and migration; intersections of gender, sexuality and race; and resistance, nationalism, and history.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005195
Contemporary Critical Theory
Contemporary critical theory offers an array of competing constructions of text and culture. This course examines several topics in recent critical theory, such as gender, race, subjectivity, textuality, and popular culture.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005196
History of Literary Criticism
An historical survey of major critical texts and movements from the Greek and Roman classics to the New Criticism of the mid-20th century, examining different critical theories and practices in a context of cultural changes.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005197
Literary Studies in Electronic Forms
A critical examination of literary publication, editing, research, and criticism in CD-ROM and on-line.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 471 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011773
Adapting Literary Works
Focusing on adaptation of classic works of literature in English, this course examines the problems, possibilities, and principles of representing such works in other literary forms and in other media.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 481 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009976
Topics in the History and Theory of Language
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of language. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 484 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009979
Topics in Literatures Medieval to Romantic
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Medieval to Romantic literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 485 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014485
Topics in Literatures Romantic to Modern
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Romantic to Modern literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 486 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014486
Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Modern to Contemporary literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 492 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014487
Topics in the History and Theory of Rhetoric
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 493 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014488
Topics in Professional Writing and Communication Design
A special study of a selected topic in professional writing and communication design. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 494 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014489
Topics in Forms of Media and Critical Analysis
A special study of a selected topic in forms of media and critical analysis. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours English majors

ENGL 495A ESS 0.50Course ID: 005223
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
[Note: A grade for ENGL 495A will be submitted only after the completion of ENGL 495B.]
Department Consent Required

ENGL 495B ESS 0.50Course ID: 005224
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
Prereq: ENGL 495A