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Undergraduate English

Our Core Undergraduate Program

This comprehensive academic journey delves into the rich tapestry of the English language, literature, and culture. As students pursue this degree, they take diverse courses, including literary analysis, creative writing, rhetoric, and cultural studies. The curriculum hones their critical thinking and communication skills and fosters a deep appreciation for the power of words and the nuances of expression. Graduates of a Bachelor of English program emerge with a nuanced understanding of literature's historical and cultural context and the ability to articulate ideas with precision and clarity. Whether aspiring writers, educators, or professionals in various fields, those with a Bachelor of English have a versatile skill set that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Optional Streams/Add-Ons

Double Majors

English students can pursue double majors to enrich their studies. A combination of English and History delves into literature and historical contexts, offering insights into societal evolution. Alternatively, pairing English with Philosophy explores the interplay of language and thought, fostering critical analysis. Both double majors provide a versatile skill set, enhancing career prospects with analytical thinking, effective communication, and a nuanced understanding of human experience.

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Creative Writing

English students can focus their studies with a concentration in creative writing, honing their craft in crafting narratives, poetry, and other literary forms. This specialized track allows students to develop a distinct creative voice while gaining essential skills in storytelling and expression. Whether crafting fiction or poetry, a creative writing concentration offers a unique avenue for students to explore their artistic potential within the broader context of an English major, preparing them for careers in writing, editing, or related creative fields.

Exchange

English students have the exciting prospect of participating in exchange and study abroad programs to broaden their academic horizons. Engaging in these opportunities allows students to immerse themselves in different cultures, enhancing their understanding of global perspectives and enriching their appreciation for diverse literary traditions. Whether spending a semester at a foreign university or participating in a language immersion program, these experiences provide a unique lens through which students can analyze literature and language. Additionally, exposure to different educational systems fosters adaptability and cross-cultural communication skills, valuable assets in today's interconnected world.

Co-op

The Coop program presents English students with a transformative opportunity to integrate paid work terms into their degrees, extending the overall duration by a year. This immersive experience not only provides financial support but also equips students with practical skills and real-world insights. Engaging in Coop allows students to apply their literary knowledge in professional settings, bridging the gap between academia and the workforce. Beyond financial benefits, the program enhances employability, offering a competitive edge with a year of hands-on experience, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for diverse career paths in writing, publishing, or related fields.

Other Offerings

Minors
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A minor is a focused secondary area of study that complements a student's major. It allows individuals to delve into a specific subject of interest, gaining additional expertise and broadening their skill set. Minors typically consist of a set of related courses, providing students with a well-rounded education and increased versatility in their chosen field. Students are eligible to take ANY minor at TMU via their open elective credits. 

Continuing Education
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Continuing education is an ongoing learning process beyond formal education. 

Certificate in English Literature and Popular Culture

Build a foundation in diverse literary forms, from Shakespeare to popular culture.