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Curriculum & Courses

Our curriculum's principal goals are:

  • To develop skills in research, analysis, writing, and presenting grounded in literary studies that prepare students for a broad range of career options,
  • To establish a foundation for PhD studies in English and related fields such as Cultural Studies and Communication Studies, and
  • To provide students with the opportunity to write a major research paper, to undertake a practicum that relates to their non-academic professional aspirations, or a combination of the two.  

Core Structure of Program Requirements

Our program is designed for completion in three consecutive terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer. The program offers nine courses a year (four in the Fall semester and five in the Winter semester), and students take six of these courses (three in each semester).  

Fall Term 

  • Foundations
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Winter Term  

  • Professional Skills
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course


* Courses offered in 2023/24