First-Year English



First-year English is the gateway to brilliant courses across the centuries of English Literature and Language/Rhetoric, whether you are getting ready for an English Major or meeting a degree requirement. The Department of English Language and Literatures offers an exciting variety of first-year English courses in literature and writing, including a special course for students who think they might want to major in English (ENGL 100).

Most UBC faculties require students to take 3 or 6 credits of first-year English. Check your Faculty requirements before you register to be sure that you are taking the right course(s) for your program.


See the full list of our first-year courses.

Questions? Email and we’ll be happy to help!