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Curriculum & Courses

BA English (Honours) Major Curriculum

Please note: Students should follow the calendar published in their admit year to TMU. 

This means that if you joined the program in Eg. 2016; you must follow the course calendar for the program published in that same year. To view the full list of course calendars please visit:

In the first year, students gain a broad, interdisciplinary base of knowledge, skills, and methodologies and complete foundational studies in fictional and non-fictional texts.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

In second  year, students  build a strong foundation in theory and methodology and study English research methods, engage in experiential learning by selecting a Practicum course from a range of electives (i.e., the 300-series courses), and increase their  breadth of knowledge and hone their literary skills by selecting a variety of English Electives.

Students can also consider studying abroad in the Winter Term of Third Year. Applications take place during Second Year. 

Required Courses:

  • ENG 810 Approaches to English Research
  • SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods

One Practicum Course:

  • ENG 302 Practicum: Writing in the Arts
  • ENG 304 Practicum: Making Digital Work
  • ENG 306 Practicum: Writing Poetry
  • ENG 307 Practicum: Writing Fiction
  • ENG 308 Practicum: Grammar Principles for Editors
  • ENG 340 Practicum: Making Little Magazines
  • ENG 390 Practicum: Open Topics

One Literary Histories and Movements Course:

Elective Courses (broken up over both Second and Third Year):

One Literary Histories and Movements Course:

One Urban and Global Literatures Study: 

  • ENG 223 Literatures of Exile and Migration
  • ENG 413 Literature, Empire and Colonization
  • ENG 620 Literatures of the Caribbean
  • ENG 623 Film/Literature: Middle East, North Africa
  • ENG 640 Literatures of Asia and its Diasporas
  • ENG 650 Indigenous World View
  • ENG 653 Black Literatures and Cultures
  • ENG 942 Decolonizing Literature

Elective Courses (broken up over both Second and Third Year):

In fourth year, students develop and showcase high-level research and writing skills and satisfy any remaining elective requirements.

Required Course

  • ENG 910 English Capstone Seminar

Elective Courses