Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

English
Department of English & Film Studies

The English Studies program offers students the opportunity to explore British, American, Canadian and other literatures from the Medieval period to the present. In keeping with the lively and vibrant developments in English studies, our undergraduate courses are organized in various ways: according to historical periods, national literatures, genres, themes and theoretical issues. The undergraduate English program encourages the development of skills in interpreting a variety of literary and cultural works, including fiction, film, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and the historical, political, cultural, and discursive frameworks determining their composition and reception. Courses introduce students to cross-cultural approaches, particularly in the context of postcolonial and global texts, and to the close analysis of the language and form of complex texts. Students also engage strategically with a variety of theories of writing, reading, and representation, and conduct independent research, including evaluating a variety of resources (print, audio-visual, and virtual). These skills promote intellectual growth, interdisciplinary thinking, and successful careers after university.

Honours BA and Minor:

Department of English & Film Studies

Full-Time Faculty

 
Notes: EN Courses

Senior English courses are not normally available to Year 1 students. Courses at the 400 level are open only to Year 4 students.

 
Seminar Courses

The following 400 level courses are studies of an advanced nature, conducted in small participating groups in which significant topics of literary interest are explored through reading primary and secondary sources.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
EN107 Literature and Catastrophe 0.5
EN108 Literature and the Environment 0.5
EN111 Literature and Crime [1] 0.5
EN119 Reading Fiction 0.5
EN165 Enriched Literary Studies: Elements and Approaches 0.5
EN190 Introduction to Academic Writing [2] 0.5
EN200 The Pleasures of Poetry [3] 0.5
EN201 Children's Literature 0.5
EN203 Tragic Drama [4] 0.5
EN206 Writing for Business [5] 0.5
EN207 Comic Drama [6] 0.5
EN209 Special Topics 0.5
EN210 Literature and Social Change 0.5
EN211 Postcolonial Literatures 0.5
EN213 The Child in African Literature & Popular Culture [7] 0.5
EN214 Medieval Poetry of the Fantastic 0.5
EN218 Contemporary American Literature [8] 0.5
EN220 Reading Culture: Strategies and Approaches 0.5
EN222 Literary Adaptation [9] 0.5
EN225 Contemporary Women’s Writing [10] 0.5
EN231 Arthurian Traditions 0.5
EN233 Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances: Gender and Genre 0.5
EN234 Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories [11] 0.5
EN238 Tolkien and Fantasy 0.5
EN240 Critical Reading and Writing [12] 0.5
EN245 British Literary Tradition I [13] 0.5
EN246 British Literary Tradition II [14] 0.5
EN249 Mystery and Crime Fiction 0.5
EN250 Literature, Nature, Ecocriticism 0.5
EN252 Multiculturalism and Literature [15] 0.5
EN263 Canada Then: Exploring Canadian Literature [16] 0.5
EN265 American Literature to 1900 [17] 0.5
EN266 American Literature of the Early 20th Century [18] 0.5
EN267 Canada Now: Contemporary Canadian Literature [19] 0.5
EN280 Indigenous Writers in English 0.5
EN281 Cyborg Fictions 0.5
EN285 Tween Literature and Culture 0.5
EN286 Young Adult Literature 0.5
EN292 Romantic Radicals [20] 0.5
EN293 Romantic Dystopians [21] 0.5
EN298 British and Irish Writers 1900-1920 [22] 0.5
EN299 Modernism and British Literature Between the Wars [23] 0.5
EN300 Narrative Forms 0.5
EN301 Literary Theory 0.5
EN303 Advanced Academic Writing [24] 0.5
EN304 Technical Writing [25] 0.5
EN309 Special Topics 0.5
EN310 The Politics of Transgression and Desire 0.5
EN313 West African Literatures & Cultures 0.5
EN322 Modern Drama: Experiments in Form [26] 0.5
EN324 Canadian Women's Writing 0.5
EN330 Human Rights in Contemporary Cultural Forms 0.5
EN344 18th-Century Fiction: Sex, Shopping and Scandal [27] 0.5
EN345 The British Novel in the 19th Century 0.5
EN346 The 20th–Century Novel [28] 0.5
EN347 The Narratives of Empire 0.5
EN370 Creative Writing: Poetry 0.5
EN371 Creative Writing: Short Story 0.5
EN372 History of the English Language 0.5
EN381 Gaming and Narrative Theory 0.5
EN388 18th-Century Literature: From Sense to Sensibility [29] 0.5
EN390 Chaucer and the Middle Ages 0.5
EN392 Diversity in the Middle Ages [30] 0.5
EN393 Elizabethan Poetry and Prose [31] 0.5
EN394 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama [32] 0.5
EN395 17th-Century Literature [33] 0.5
EN396 Mid-Victorian Literature: Culture and Anarchy 0.5
EN397 Later Victorian Literature: Dissonance and Decadence 0.5
EN399 Postmodern Narratives and Theory 0.5
EN400 Studies in Language and Discourse 0.5
EN409 Special Topics 0.5
EN410 Topics in Gender 0.5
EN420 Topics in Genre 0.5
EN430 Studies of an Individual Author 0.5
EN440 Advanced Studies of a Period 0.5
EN450 Texts and Contexts 0.5
EN460 Topics in Culture 0.5
EN470 Topics in Theory 0.5
EN489 Directed Study 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Deletion February 4, 2015: EN110, EN204, EN205, EN221, EN226, EN235, EN236, EN268, EN270, EN295, EN296, EN325, EN326, EN350, EN398 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN111 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN190 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN200 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN203 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN206 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN207 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  7. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN213 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  8. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN218 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  9. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN222 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  10. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN225 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  11. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN234 Course title change; effective September 1, 2015.

  12. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN240 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  13. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN245 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  14. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN246 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  15. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN252 Course title change; effective September 1, 2015.

  16. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN263 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  17. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN265 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  18. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN266 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  19. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN267 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  20. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN292 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  21. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN293 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  22. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN298 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  23. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN299 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  24. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN303 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  25. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: EN304 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  26. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN322 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  27. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN344 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  28. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN346 Course title change; effective September 1, 2015.

  29. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN388 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  30. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN392 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  31. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN393 Course title change; effective September 1, 2015.

  32. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN394 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  33. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: EN395 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.