Combined Literature and Language Program

Students may enter the Honours program in either their second or third year of study. Admission into either emphasis in second year requires an average of at least 76% in 3 credits of First-Year English literature and 3 credits of First-Year writing or in UBC’s Arts One program. Admission into the Literature emphasis in third year requires an average of at least 76% in ENGL 210 and 211 OR in ENGL 200 plus 3 credits from ENGL 220-249. Admission into the Language and Literature emphasis in third year requires an average of at least 76% in ENGL 200 and ENGL 229.

Upper-Level Requirements

48 credits in ENGL courses numbered 304 or higher, comprising:

  • 12 credits of seminars: must include ENGL 489 and at least 3 credits of ENGL 491 or 492
    • Language seminar: ENGL 489 and/or graduate seminar on language (with permission)
    • Language and/or Literature seminar: ENGL 491, 492
  • 12 credits of literature:
    • 3 credits Literature Group A: Medieval and Renaissance Literatures (ENGL 343 to ENGL 350)
    • 3 credits Literature Group B: 18th- and 19th-Century Literatures (ENGL 351 to ENGL 364)
    • 3 credits Literature Group C: Modern, Contemporary, Transnational, and Indigenous Literatures (ENGL 365 to ENGL 379)
    • 3 credits Literature Group D: Media, Theory, Genre, and Special Topic (ENGL 332 to ENGL 339; ENGL 380 to ENGL 397)
  • 12 credits of language:
    • 3 credits: either ENGL 330 or ENGL 331
    • Remaining 9 credits: 3 credits from three out of five Language Groups A, B, C, D, E
  • 3 or 6 credits of ENGL 499, Honours Essay
  • 6-9 credits of additional ENGL courses numbered 304 or higher

Language Group A: Structure of English (ENGL 330, 331, 321, 3261, 4891)
Language Group B: History of English (ENGL 318, 319, 3261 342, 343, 344, 346, 4891)
Language Group C: Approaches to contemporary English (ENGL 323, 324, 3261,328, 4891)
Language Group D: Discourse and meaning (ENGL 312, 322, 3261, 327, 4891)
Language Group E: Rhetoric (ENGL 307-311, 4891)

Note: topics in ENGL 326 and ENGL 489 vary. In any year, each course will be classed into a Group depending on the topic covered in that specific year; please see an Honours Advisor.

Please refer to the list of courses offered for details on our courses.