Pre-requisites

First-Year English Courses and the Honours Program: Pre-requisites

Any six credits of the first-year courses listed below provide viable pathways to the English Honours Program.

Students who are considering a Major in English are encouraged to choose English 100, plus one 3-credit course from the list below. Completing the Arts One program or the Coordinated Arts Program will also meet the first-year English requirement for the English Honours Program.

English 100 (3 credits) provides a writing-intensive introduction to the discipline of literary studies through the exploration of texts in their critical and theoretical contexts.

English 110 (3 credits) focusses on a selection of literary texts: poetry, fiction, and drama.

English 111 (3 credits) studies a number of non-fictional prose texts.

English 112 (3 credits) introduces students to university-level discourse through writing assignments and the study of prose texts.

English 120 (3 credits) offers enriched study of literary works for students who have excelled in high school English.

English 121 (3 credits) explores various theories of literature with students who have excelled in high school English.

Please note that ASTU 150/ WRDS 150 is equivalent to ENGL 100, so students who take ASTU 150/ WRDS 150 plus one of ENGL 110, 111, 120 or 121 are welcome to apply to the English Honours Program.

Students who receive UBC English credit for Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs may count those credits toward the first-year English requirement for the Major. Students with 6 AP or IB credits are eligible to take 200-level English courses; if you need help registering, contact Donna Shanley (English.undergraduate@ubc.ca).

Students who have received transfer credits for first-year English courses may count those credits toward the first-year English requirement for English Honours.