First-Year English

REGISTRATION NOTE: ENGL 112 IS NOW FULL. If you need a writing course, register for WRDS 150. Sections numbered 600 and above are restricted FOR students outside of Arts, but you’ll need to move quickly to get the remaining available seats. Sections with letters (01A, 02B) are for Arts students only, so scroll ahead to the NUMBERED sections. **Get on the waiting list for WRDS 150.


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 special courses for students who think they might want to major in English (ENGL 100 and 120).

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!