Literature Requirement

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

There are many courses that fulfill the Literature Requirement. In addition to courses in the Department of English, you can also take courses from the list below. Most of these are also 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 deregister before the first withdrawal deadline. Please refer to the Department of Asian Studies website for testing information.

Courses that fulfill the Literature Requirement (from UBC Calendar)

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Updates (newly approved / yet to be updated in UBC Calendar)

– History (HIST) 403B taught in 17W or 18W may be used towards the Literature Requirement.

– Near Eastern Studies (NEST) 401 may be used towards the Literature Requirement.

– Russian (RUSS) 323 may be used towards the Literature Requirement.

– Scandinavian Studies (SCAN) 332B taught in 18S may be used towards the Literature Requirement.

– English (ENGL) 409K taught in 17W may be used towards the Literature Requirement.

– Sanskrit (SANS) 300 taught in 16W does not qualify as Literature.

– Chinese (CHIN) 2nd transfer credit preclusions for CHIN 431 and 433 do not count towards the Literature Requirement. 

– Chinese (CHIN) 3nd transfer credit preclusions for CHIN 481, 493, 491 and 493 do not count towards the Literature Requirement.