Department of English

University of Toronto

Undergraduate Programs


UTSG (St. George) Undergraduate Programs                

English Programs provide students with different frameworks within which to develop their knowledge of the field while balancing the demands of breadth and depth. Students should note that neither the Specialist nor the Major Program are designed to meet the requirements for admission to any particular graduate program: students interested in graduate school should seek advice on course selection from their professors and academic advisors, as well as the Graduate School they wish to attend. Similarly, students considering a teaching career in Ontario should consult the admission advisors at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/UT. Students with questions about English Programs should first consult the appropriate Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar, and then Undergraduate Advisor or the Office of the Associate Chair.

Advising

If you have any questions about our English programs or wish to set up an advising appointment, please contact Vanessa Andres, Undergraduate Advisor, at english.undergraduate@utoronto.ca

For detailed program advising, please be sure to review your program on Degree Explorer before your advising appointment. Please also refer to the information below, as well as our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Students are responsible for completing all of the requirements of an English Program from the Calendar of the year in which they enrolled in the program.

2018 Specialist Program

Enrolment in the English Specialist program requires a final grade of at least 73% in ENG110Y1, ENG140Y1, or ENG150Y1; or a final grade of at least 73% in 2.0 ENG 200-series FCE.

10.0 ENG credits including 4.0 credits from 300+ level courses, at least 1.0 credits of which must be at the 400 level.
Only 1.0 100-series ENG FCE may be counted.
We do NOT accept ENG100H1, ENG102H1, or any CR/NCR courses toward our programs.

Courses must fulfill the following requirements:
1. ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1, and ENG252H1
2. 0.5 ENG FCE Indigenous, Postcolonial, Transnational Literatures
3. 2.0 ENG FCE Pre-1800 British Literature
4. 0.5 ENG FCE Theory, Language, Critical Methods
5. ENG286H1 or ENG287H1. If not, one 0.5 credit in any BR=5 course


2018 Major Program

7.0 ENG credits including 2.0 credits from 300+ level courses, at least 0.5 credits of which must be at the 400 level.
Only 1.0 100-series ENG FCE may be counted. 
We do NOT accept ENG100H1, ENG102H1, or any CR/NCR courses toward our programs.

Courses must fulfill the following requirements:
1. ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1, and ENG252H1
2. 0.5 ENG FCE Indigenous, Postcolonial, Transnational Literatures
3. 1.0 ENG FCE Pre-1800 British Literature
4. 0.5 ENG FCE Theory, Language, Critical Methods
5. ENG286H1 or ENG287H1. If not, one 0.5 credit in any BR=5 course


2018 Minor Program

4.0 ENG FCE, including 1.0 300+series ENG FCE.
Only 1.0 100-series ENG FCE may be counted. 
We do NOT accept ENG100H1, ENG102H1, or any CR/NCR courses toward our programs.


NEW 2018 ENGLISH COURSE GROUPS

Courses that are not grouped:
ENG 110Y1, 140Y1, 150Y1, 202H1
or 202Y1, 203H1, 210H1 or 210Y or 210Y0, 213H1, 214H1, 215H1, 232H1, 234H1, 235H1, 236H1, 237H1, 239H1, 250H1 or 250Y1, 252H1 or 252Y1, 269H1, 273Y1, 287H1, 289H1, 296Y0, 297Y0, 299Y1, 324Y, 325H1, 328Y1, 329H1, 340H1, 341H1, 347Y1, 348Y1, 349H1, 350H1, 352H1, 353Y1, 354Y1, 357H1, 360H1, 363Y1, 364Y1, 365H1, 378H1, 379H1, 388H1 or ENG389Y1, 389H1 or 389Y1, 390Y1 or 392H1, 391Y1 or 393H1, 398H0, 399Y0, 480H1, 481H1, 482H1, 483H1, 484H1, 485H1, 486H1, 487H1, 488H1, 489H1, 499Y1

Indigenous, Postcolonial, Transnational Literatures:
ENG 254H1
or 254Y1, 269H1, 270H1 or 270Y1, 355Y1 or 355H1, 356Y1 or 359H1, 366H1, 367H1, 368H1, 369H1, 370Y1 or 370H1, 371H1, 372H1, 375H1

Pre-1800 British Literatures:
ENG
200H1, 220H1 or 220Y1 or 220Y0,  240Y1, 300Y1, 301H1, 302Y1 or 304Y1, 303H1, 305H1, 306Y1, 307H1, 308Y1, 311H1, 320Y1, 322Y1, 323H1, 330H1, 331H1, 335H1, 336H1, 337H1, 373H1, 374H1

Theory, Language, Critical Methods:
ENG 201Y1, 205H1, JEI206H1, 280H1, 281H1, 285H1, 376H1, 377H1, 380H1, 382Y1, 383H1, 384Y1, 385H1

Note: For 2018 programs.  Current Calendar courses are listed in bold.


Minor in Creative Writing

The Minor in Creative Writing allows students to exercise their creativity and to improve as writers through the practice-based and reflective study of genres, strategies, and techniques. The program includes lecture courses on forms including short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; form-specific workshops focused on the discussion of students’ work; opportunities to write in longer forms such as the novella and the poetry collection; and seminars on subjects such as the publishing industry and literary culture. Through these courses, students will develop their writing and editorial skills while gaining a better understanding of literary craft and of writing beyond the university.

Enrolment Requirements: This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade Average A minimum grade average in required courses is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

For students who have completed 4.0 to 8.5 credits:ENG110Y1, ENG140Y1, or ENG150Y1 with a final grade of at least 77%

For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:2.0 credits in 200-level ENG courses, each with a final grade of at least 77%

Completion Requirements:(4.0 credits as follows, including at least 1.5 credits at the 300 level or above)

  • 1.5 credits from: ENG110Y1, ENG140Y1, ENG150Y1, ENG201Y1, ENG205H1, ENG210H1, ENG213H1, ENG215H1, ENG234H1, ENG235H1, ENG237H1, ENG239H1, ENG285H1, ENG287H1 
  • ENG289H1 
  • 2.0 credits from the following: ENG387H1/CRE279H1, ENG388H1/CRE280H1, ENG389H1/CRE275H1/WRR311Y1, ENG394H1, ENG497H1, ENG498H1; approved courses offered by other departments and programs (see list of Cognate Courses below).
 Accepted Cognate Courses: 
  • Writing and Rhetoric: WRR211H1, WRR311Y1 
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies: DRM228H1, DRM328H1, DRM428H1
  • Creative Expression and Society: CRE275H1, CRE276H1, CRE279H1, CRE280H1, CRE282H1, CRE350Y1, CRE479H1, CRE479Y1, CRE480H1
Notes: 
  • We do not accept any CR/NCR courses toward our program. 
  • 200-level English courses in the program are open to students who have obtained standing in 1.0 ENG credit or in any 4.0 credits. Students without these prerequisites may enrol in a 200-level course if they are concurrently enrolled in ENG110Y1, ENG140Y1, or ENG150Y1.
  • ENG387H1, ENG388H1, ENG389H1, and ENG394H1 are open to students who have obtained standing in ENG289H1 and any further 3.5 credits. 
  • ENG497H1 and ENG498H1 are open to students who have obtained standing in 9.0 credits, including ENG289H1 and any additional 1.5 ENG credits. 
  • ENG387H1, ENG388H1, ENG389H1, ENG394H1, ENG497H1, and ENG498H1 may not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements for the Specialist, Major, or Minor programs in English. 
  • Please note that prerequisites and exclusions will be strictly enforced.

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