|Campus: St. John's||Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Department: English||Honours available: Yes|
|Degree(s): Bachelor of arts; International bachelor of arts; Joint arts and science degree|
|Length: Four years|
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.