The Honours Program is intended for students who have a strong interest in English language and literatures and who show promise in the study of either or both. Students may choose to focus on English literature or pursue a combination of English literature and language. Honours students receive an intensive educational experience: they participate in small-group seminars and write a graduating essay. Both requirements provide the opportunity for students to work closely with each other as well as members of the faculty. The 48 credits required in Honours provide breadth and depth through area requirements exceeding those of the Major. The specialized degree in Honours may also offer students a competitive edge in applications for law school and teacher education as well as graduate programs in English. English Honours may be combined with Majors and Minors or even double-Honours degrees in other disciplines.