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Course descriptions


ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Intensive practice in academic essay writing. Emphasis on grammatical and well-reasoned expository writing, essay organization, preparation of research papers, and proper acknowledgment of sources. Frequent written exercises and development of composition skills. Use of Writing Centre resources required outside regular class hours.

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ENG1112 Technical Report Writing (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Practice in the writing of technical reports. Topics include exposition, argumentation, presentation of technical data, and effective communication. Frequent written exercises and development of composition skills. Use of Writing Centre resources required outside regular class hours.

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ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of critical reading skills and coherent discourse. Study of the proper use and acknowledgement of sources. Works by English-language prose authors provide matter for frequent written exercises.

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ENG1121 Literature and Composition II:Drama and Poetry (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of critical reading skills and coherent discourse. Study of the proper use and acknowledgement of sources. Works by English- language dramatists and poets provide matter for frequent written exercises.

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ENG1122 Literature and Composition III: English Literature Before 1700 (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of critical reading skills and coherent discourse, both written and spoken. Study of selected authors before 1700 will furnish subject matter for frequent written exercises.

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ENG1123 Literature and Composition IV:English Literature Since 1700 (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of critical reading skills and coherent discourse, both written and spoken. Study of selected authors since 1700 will furnish subject matter for frequent written exercises.

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ENG1131 Effective Business English (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of skills in written communication. Review of grammatical usage and basic principles of composition. Analysis of samples of effective business prose. Reserved for students enrolled in a baccalaureate program of the School of Management.

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ENG2110 Children's Literature (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Introduction to literature written primarily for children.

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ENG2120 Mystery Novel (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Introduction to the genre from its beginnings to the present.

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ENG2130 Tradition of King Arthur (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Survey of literature devoted to the Arthurian legends.

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ENG2131 Fantasy, Myth and Language (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Introduction to writers such as Lewis Carroll and C. S. Lewis whose works explore the relationships between language, myth and the evolution of ideas.

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ENG2132 Utopian Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of literary manifestations of the ideal society (and its nightmare inversions) from Plato's :ITALIC.Republic:EITALIC. to such twentieth-century visions as Orwell's :ITALIC.Nineteen Eighty-Four.:EITALIC.

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ENG2133 Literature and Psychology (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of the complex relationships between analytical psychology and literature through readings of selected texts.

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ENG2135 Science Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of fiction founded on scientific theory or hypotheses and new or speculative technologies.

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ENG2136 Fiction of Horror (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Fiction of the supernatural and horror fiction from the 18th century to the present.

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ENG2137 Literature and Ideology (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of how ideologies are varyingly revealed and concealed in literary texts from various historical periods.

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ENG2140 Literature and Film (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Analysis of the translation of literary texts into film/video, with a view to illuminating the distinctive strategies and properties of the two art forms.

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ENG2141 Literature and the Environment (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of literary texts which reflect, and reflect upon, the physical world, and our complex relationships with it.

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ENG2142 World Literatures in English (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of the works of writers from diverse English-speaking cultures, such as those of Africa, Australia, India, New Zealand, and the West Indies.

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ENG2171 Craft of Writing (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Advanced workshop in composition. Intensive practice in essay writing. Study of prose models. Prerequisites: ENG1120 or ENG1121 or permission of the Department.

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ENG2212 Classical and Biblical Backgrounds in English Literature (3,0,0) 6 cr.
Introduction to classical and biblical texts that have influenced the development of English literature.

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ENG2235 Women in Literature (3,0,0) 6 cr.
Introduction to questions of gender and genre, focusing on works by and about women.

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ENG2313 European Contexts of English Literature (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major European works that have influenced the development of English literature.

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ENG2320 Practice of Criticism (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study and practice of the close reading and analysis of literary texts.

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ENG2325 Introduction to Critical Theory (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study and practice of contemporary critical methodologies.

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ENG2333 Elizabethan Shakespeare (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Survey of Shakespeare's work to c. 1603.

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ENG2334 Jacobean Shakespeare (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Survey of Shakespeare's work after c. 1603.

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ENG2400 Introduction to Canadian Literature (3,0,0) 6 cr.
Survey of major Canadian writers.

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ENG2450 Introduction to American Literature (3,0,0) 6 cr.
Survey of major American writers.

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ENG2901               3 cr.
Co-op Work Term 1

ENG3101 History of the English Language (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of the English language from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. Topics studied range from etymology and phonetics to dialect variations and the cultural role of language.

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ENG3103 The Bible and the History of English Letters (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of the Bible as literature, with special attention to the King James Authorized Version. Consideration of the Bible's influence on the style, structure, imagery and language of English literature.

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ENG3264 Creative Writing (3,0,0) 6 cr.
Workshop in the writing of poetry, drama, and fiction, with emphasis on shorter forms and the active participation of students. As a preliminary to registration, applicants must submit samples of their writing in any one of the genres mentioned above. The samples must be sent to Creative Writing, Department of English, before August 31. Students will be selected solely on the basis of aptitude as indicated by work submitted. They will be notified of their acceptance by early September. Since all material presented during this course must be typewritten, candidates should take this into consideration before making application.

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ENG3300 Beowulf (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Detailed study of the Old English folk epic :ITALIC.Beowulf.:EITALIC. Students will work with the published text and the manuscript in facsimile. Prerequisite: ENG3316 or equivalent.

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ENG3310 Chaucer I (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of Chaucer's works, with special attention to The :ITALIC.Canterbury Tales.:EITALIC.

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ENG3311 Chaucer II (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of Chaucer's works, excluding The :ITALIC.Canterbury Tales.:EITALIC.

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ENG3316 Old English (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of the language, literature, and culture of the Anglo- Saxons to 1100, with special attention to the shorter poems and selected prose extracts.

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ENG3317 Spenser and Milton (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of the two poets, with special emphasis on The :ITALIC.Faerie Queene:EITALIC. and :ITALIC.Paradise Lost.:EITALIC.

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ENG3318 Romantic Literature (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major poets and prose writers of the Romantic period.

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ENG3319 Rise of the Novel: 18th-Century and 19th-Century Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of the English novel from its beginnings to the late 19th century.

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ENG3320 Modern British Literature (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Selected prose and poetry of the 20th century.

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ENG3321 Canadian Short Story (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Short story in Canada from the 19th century to the present.

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ENG3333 Shakespeare's Contemporaries I: Tudor Drama (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of English drama from the medieval period to 1603.

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ENG3334 Shakespeare's Contemporaries II: Stuart Drama (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of English drama from the accession of James I (1603) to the closing of the theatres (1642).

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ENG3346 Elizabethans and Metaphysicals (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Close reading of selected English poets from Wyatt to Marvell.

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ENG3347 Milton (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Intensive reading of selected works of Milton. Prerequisite: ENG3317 or equivalent.

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ENG3349 Restoration and 18th-Century Drama (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of English drama from 1660 to 1800.

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ENG3350 Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
English literature from 1660 to 1798, with special attention to Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson.

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ENG3356 18th-Century and Romantic Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Readings in the 18th- and early 19th-century novel.

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ENG3362 Victorian Literature (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major poets and prose writers of the Victorian period.

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ENG3364 Victorian Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major Victorian novelists.

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ENG3370 Modern British Poetry (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major poets of the 20th century.

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ENG3371 Modern Drama (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of modern drama from the late 19th century to the present, with some attention to important continental influences.

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ENG3372 Modern Short Story (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of modern short story writers.

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ENG3373 Modern British Novelists (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Major British novelists from 1900 to 1950.

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ENG3374 Emergence of the Modern Imagination (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Development of the modern literary imagination in late 19thand early 20th-century writers.

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ENG3376 Contemporary Novel (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of major English, American and Commonwealth novels since 1950.

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ENG3377 American Fiction of the 19th Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of selected novelists, including Hawthorne, Melville, James, and Twain.

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ENG3378 American Fiction of the 20th Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of significant novelists and their works.

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ENG3379 American Poetry of the 20th Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of selected poets.

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ENG3380 History of Criticism (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Major critical texts from Plato and Aristotle to Arnold and Eliot.

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ENG3384 Canadian Literature: The Colonial Period (1760-1866) (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Emergence and growth of literary and cultural life in English Canada.

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ENG3385 Canadian Literature of the Confederation Period (1867-1912) (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of selected writers and works.

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ENG3386 Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century to Mid-Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of selected fiction writers.

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ENG3387 Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century Since Mid-Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Study of selected fiction writers.

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ENG3388 Canadian Poetry of the 20th Century (3,0,0) 3 cr.
A study of major poets from Pratt and F.R. Scott to Layton, Cohen, and Atwood.

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ENG3389 Postcolonial Literatures (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Introduction to some of the major writers and key texts in contemporary postcolonial literatures.

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ENG3390 Special Topic (3,0,0) 3 cr.
See Department brochure.

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ENG3901               3 cr.
Co-op Work Term 2

ENG3902               3 cr.
Co-op Work Term 3

ENG4115               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Middle English: Seminar I

ENG4120 Literary Theory: Seminar (3,0,0) 3 cr.
New developments in literary criticism and theory from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

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ENG4142               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Shakespeare: Seminar I

ENG4148               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Renaissance: Seminar I

ENG4151               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
18th Century: Seminar I

ENG4152               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Romantics: Seminar I

ENG4165               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Victorian Literature: Seminar I

ENG4175               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Modern British Literature: Seminar I

ENG4180               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
American Literature: Seminar I

ENG4182               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Canadian Literature: Seminar I

ENG4315               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Middle English: Seminar II

ENG4342               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Shakespeare: Seminar II

ENG4348               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Renaissance: Seminar II

ENG4351               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
18th Century: Seminar II

ENG4352               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Romantics: Seminar II

ENG4365               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Victorian Literature: Seminar II

ENG4375               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Modern British Literature: Seminar II

ENG4380               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
American Literature: Seminar II

ENG4382               (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Canadian Literature: Seminar II

ENG4394 Unassigned Special Topic (3,0,0) 3 cr.
See Department brochure.

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ENG4395 Senior Honours Essay (3,0,0) 3 cr.
See Department brochure.

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ENG4397 Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Workshop directed by the Department's Writer-in-Residence. Content and approach will vary, depending on the interests and expertise of the instructor. Prerequisite: ENG3264 or equivalent. As a preliminary to registration, applicants must submit samples of their writing to the instructor.

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ENG4398 Advanced Workshop in Poetry (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Intensive workshop in poetry writing. Survey of literary magazines and other avenues for publication of finished work. Prerequisite: ENG3264 or equivalent. As a preliminary to registration, applicants must submit samples of their writing to the instructor.

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ENG4399 Advanced Workshop in Fiction (3,0,0) 3 cr.
Intensive workshop in fiction writing. Emphasis on the completion of finished work. Prerequisite: ENG3264 or equivalent. As a preliminary to registration, applicants must submit samples of their writing to the instructor.

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ENG4901               3 cr.
Co-op Work Term 4

     
 


 

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