English

The Department of English Languge and Literatures is one of the largest undergraduate departments in the Faculty of Arts. The Department offers three Majors streams: in English Literature, in English Language, and in a combined program in Language and Literature. Each stream requires students to complete at least 30 credits of senior English courses in designated areas.

The Literature program aims for coverage in literary studies, while providing opportunities for students to work in areas of individual interest.

The Language program covers history and structure of English as well as studies in rhetoric and discourse.

The combined Language and Literature program allows students to make selections from a menu of courses in both Literature and Language.

The Department also offers an Honours program which is intended for students who have a strong interest in English language and literatures and who show promise in the study of either or both. Students may choose to focus on English literature or pursue a combination of English literature and language.

In addition to the Majors and Honours programs, students can declare a minor in English with an emphasis in English Language or English Literature. Students must complete 18 upper-level credits of English coursework for the Minor.

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Admission

Admission to the major or minor programs does not require an application. Students can be declare these specializations on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when they have second-year standing.

Admission to the Honours program requires an application to the Department when a student has achieved third-year standing (completion of 54 credits). Students interested in the Honours program are advised to consult the Department prior to Year 2 to plan for the Honours specialization.

Profiles

Meet UBC’s latest Rhodes Scholar: Fatima Zehra Naqvi

Winning a Rhodes Scholarship feels life-changing. But I feel I did not win it on my own. I am very blessed to have had people around me who believed in me, pushed me, and supported me when things got challenging during my degree.

Rebecca Peng – BC’s Best Co-op Student in 2016

Rebecca’s supervisor commended her as the “best marketing co-op student” and consistently ranked her qualities [as] being in the top 3rd percentile...

Student Curators, Karol, Karen, and Kathryn

We wanted to make the exhibit exciting for everyone, not just English majors...

Arts Co-op Student Profile: Lara-Sophie Boleslawsky

English Honours. Arts Co-op Placement at the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society.

Eva Chan: Fostering Positive Connections

Eva Chan is a fifth-year English Literature major and Critical Studies in Sexuality minor, and the 2015 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in the UBC Community. Having dedicated her undergraduate years to enhancing the university experience for other students, Eva discusses how she made her impact on the UBC community through Rezlife, […]

Contact

Department of English
Buchanan Tower
Room 397
1873 East Mall
Tel: 604-822-5122

English Students’ Association
english.ubc@gmail.com