English

 The study of English focuses on two activities - reading and writing. In some courses, students may concentrate on writing. In others, the emphasis will be on reading and interpretation. But rarely are reading and writing separated. A degree in English is invaluable training in how language works.

English at Memorial

In the Department of English you will encounter ideas, both new and old, and texts, both experimental and traditional. You will read some of the best works in literature and culture, and you will engage in provocative conversations about meaning, literary history, the future, your identity and your place in the world. All of our programs are designed to help you think critically, read closely, and write effectively.

The Department of English offers select courses on Memorial’s Harlow Campus in England. Live theatre, literary landscapes, social justice in the arts: you can find all that and more across the pond at Harlow.

Admission requirements

You may apply for admission into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences by indicating bachelor of arts as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty is subject to your meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.

You may choose English as your major at the time of application or you can explore your options and declare a major in a later semester by emailing reghelp@mun.ca to make your choice official.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for students studying english.

Sample courses and degree map

ENGL 2850 - What is Film
ENGL 3843 - Introduction to Comics
ENGL 3910 - Investigative Writing

English degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your bachelor of arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.

 

Career opportunities

An english degree is good preparation for further education and virtually any career as it teaches critical thinking and skilled communication. A few employment areas:

  • print and digital journalism
  • media and publishing
  • editing and proofreading
  • advertising, marketing and public relations
  • teaching and education

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.

Program Information
Faculty/School:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

English

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:

No


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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000