2004 - 2005 Calendar

FACULTY OF ARTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL DEGREE

1. One of English 1000, 1050, 1080, the former 1100 AND one of English 1001, 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1110 are prerequisites for all other courses. In the case of students whose first language is not English and who take 1020 or 1030, that course and one of English 1000, 1001, 1021, 1050, 1051, 1080, 1101, 1102, 1103 or the former 1100 are prerequisites for all other courses.

2. Students who choose English as their Major must include 36 credit hours in courses in the subject, including:
a)    English 2000 and 2001;
b)    English 2390;
c)    English 3200 or 3201;
d)    Three credit hours in Canadian literature;
e)    Three credit hours in American literature;
f)    Six credit hours at the 4000-level*;
g)    Six credit hours in additional English courses.

*These 6 credit hours may not be chosen from courses conducted by another Department.

3. In addition to the general major defined in (2) above, students may take a specialization in theatre/drama within the English major. Admission to this specialization is by application only, and application may be made only after English 2002 has been completed. Normally students will apply for admission at the end of their second year. Application forms are available from the Department.

In this specialization, students must complete 39 credit hours in courses as follows:

a) Six credit hours in English courses at the first-year level (see Clause 1 above).
b) English 2000, 2002, 2390, 3350, 3351, 4400, 4401;
c) Three credit hours in one of 3200, 3201;
d) Three credit hours in one of 4300, 4301;
e) Three credit hours in one of English 3156, 3171, 3260 or 4302;
f) Three credit hours in one of English 3021, 3022, 3181 or 3302;

4. In addition to the general major defined in (2) above students may take a specialization in language within the English major. In this specialization students must complete 42 credit hours in courses as follows :

a) Six credit hours in courses at the first-year level (see Clause 1 above).
b) English 2000, 2400, 2401;
c) Three credit hours in one of 2390, 3651;
d) Three credit hours in one of 3200, 3201;
e) At least 21 credit hours chosen from the following courses, of which at least two courses shall have an initial digit "3" and at least two courses an initial digit "4": 2600, 2601, 3500, 3501, 3650, 3651, 3700, 3814, 4403, 4420, 4421, 4500, 4501, 4600, and 4601.

Students in this specialization are advised to take 2390 before 3650 and to take 2400 before 2401.

5. Students who choose English as their minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in the subject. These must include:
a) One of English 2002, 2003, 2004, 2120, 2121, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2811;
b) English 2390;
c) One of English 3200 or 3201;
d) Three credit hours in Canadian literature;
e) Six credit hours in additional English courses.

NOTES: At least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000-level.

Requirements for the minor may not be chosen from courses conducted by another Department (e.g., English 3110, 3111).

6. No student shall register in any course having an initial digit "3" unless he/she has successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in courses having an initial digit "2".

7. No student shall register in any course having an initial digit "4" unless he/she has successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in courses having an initial digit "3".

8. English 3395 (SWGC) will be accepted as a substitute for English 2390 for fulfilling the requirements of the English major.

9. The programs at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College contain some courses that are not available in St. John's. Hence, students wishing to transfer from the St. John's campus to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College may have difficulty in completing their program in a timely fashion.

HONOURS DEGREE WITH ENGLISH AS MAJOR SUBJECT

1. Courses will be chosen in consultation with the Head of Department.

2. Students who choose to complete an Honours in English must complete 60 credit hours in the subject, including:
a)    English 2000 and 2001;
b)    English 2390;
c)    One of English 3200 or 3201;
d)    Three credit hours in Canadian literature;
e)    Three credit hours in American literature;
f)    English 4100 and 4101;
g)    English 4900;
h)    Three credit hours in pre- 19th century literature (excluding 3200 and 3201);
i)    Three credit hours in 19th century literature;
j)    Three credit hours in 20th century literature;
k)    Two of 2600, 2601, 3500, 3501, 3600;
l)    Nine credit hours in additional English courses;
m)    English 4999.

NOTE: At least 36 of the 60 credit hours required must be in English courses at the 3000-level or above. Courses at the 4000-level may not be chosen from those conducted by another department.

3. In their final year, all Honours candidates are required to present an Honours Essay (4999); the topic of the Honours Essay is to be approved by the Head.

4. English 3395 (SWGC) will be accepted as a substitute for English 2390 for fulfilling the requirements of the English Honours degree.

JOINT HONOURS DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND ANOTHER MAJOR SUBJECT

1. See General Regulations for Honours Degree.

2. Candidates shall complete at least 39 credit hours in courses in English beyond the first-year; and a student’s program must be approved by the Head of the Department and conform to the General Regulations for Joint Honours degrees.

3. The 39 credit hours shall include:
a)    English 2000 and 2001;
b)    English 2390;
c)    One of English 3200 or 3201;
d)    Three credit hours in Canadian literature;
e)    English 4100 and 4101;
f)    English 4900;
g)    Three credit hours in pre- 19th century literature (excluding 3200/3201);
h)    Three credit hours in 19th century literature;
i)    Three credit hours in 20th century literature;
j)    Six credit hours in additional English courses at the 4000-level.

NOTE: At least 27 of the 39 credit hours in English beyond the first-year must be at the 3000-level or above.


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