Literature Requirement

The Literature Requirement is met by successful completion of 6 credits in literature in the Faculty of Arts.

To fulfill the Literature Requirement, you can take courses in the Department of English as well as courses listed below. Most courses are taught in English.

Note: All incoming students who wish to take any CHIN-, JAPN-, KORN-, PERS- or PUNJ- subject-coded literature course are required to complete a placement test with the Department of Asian Studies to obtain placement approval for registration. Students without this approval should de-register before the first withdrawal deadline.

Courses listed in the UBC Calendar that fulfill the Literature Requirement


*Important note: ENGL 112 and ENGL 229 are not eligible literature courses even though they may appear in the UBC calendar.

Course Exceptions Not Listed in the UBC Calendar

Courses that may be used towards the Literature requirement:

  • Fantasy in Chinese Literature (CHIN) 465 taught in 19S and after.
  • Chinese Martial Arts Fiction (CHIN) 466 taught in 19S and after.
  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Film (CHIN) 485 taught in 19S and after.
  • History (HIST) 403B taught in 17W or 18W.
  •  Near Eastern Studies (NEST) 401.
  •  Scandinavian Studies (SCAN) 332B taught in 18S and 19S.
  •  English (ENGL) 409K taught in 17W.

Courses that cannot be used towards the Literature Requirement:

  •  Sanskrit (SANS) 300 taught in 16W.
  •  Chinese (CHIN) 2nd transfer credit preclusions for CHIN 431 and 433. 
  •  Chinese (CHIN) 3nd transfer credit preclusions for CHIN 481, 483, 491 and 493.
  • ENGL 112
  • ENGL 229