The Department of English Language and Literatures offers a broad and balanced curriculum featuring historical, national, and transnational literatures, cultural studies, genre studies, theory, media, rhetoric, and English linguistics.
Our courses are available to all UBC students. Our undergraduate courses and programs in English literature, English language, or a combination of English language and literature will complement any degree program across campus, from anthropology to zoology.
The skills you gain from an English degree will make a wide range of careers available to you. Our graduates work in media, communications, and the arts; have been accepted into professional programs such as law, education, business, medicine, or journalism; and have joined MA and PhD programs in English, linguistics, and many interdisciplinary fields. Co-op options for our English majors and honours are specially designed to prepare you for the job market.