The Department of English at UBC offers a wide range of exciting courses that will interest students from across campus. Our first-year courses in literature and writing have been specially designed to appeal to students from all faculties who need to meet specific requirements or who are in the process of discovering and selecting their majors. We offer many courses in language history, grammar, and rhetoric that are geared toward both students in our language program and students who want to learn more about the way the English language works and its speech and rhetoric operate. Our literature courses for second-year, majors, honours, and graduate students cover all of the historical periods from the Middle Ages to the present, national and trans-national cultures, theoretical approaches and literary genres, and a wide range of crucially important topics such as gender and sexuality, politics and war, the economy and colonialism, and space and the environment.
A Sampling of the Courses We Offer