Faculty of Arts

English Major

The English Major Program provides a comprehensive study of writing from ancient to contemporary cultures. Students are encouraged to explore complex texts and to develop their thinking, writing, and reading skills – skills essential for numerous professions in the Information Age and for future literary studies.  Students may take 3000 and 4000 numbered courses at any time in their third and fourth years.   The numbering system does not reflect difficulty.

Six credits of ENGL 1100, 1110, 1120, 1140, or 1210Prerequisites

  • Twelve credits of second-year English electives:
    • ENGL 2110 (required)
    • Three credits from ENGL 2010,2020, 2060, 2070 or 2080
    • Six additional credits of second-year English electives: ENGL 2120 (recommended), 2040, 2140, 2150, 2160, 2170, 2180, 2190, 2200, 2210, 2240, 2250, 2260, 2270, 240, or 2410


A minimum of thirty credits numbered ENGL 3000 and above must be taken. A maximum of three of the thirty credits can be Creative Writing Courses.  A maximum of six credits of Service Learning may be applied to the Major in English.  A maximum of three of the thirty credits can be from the following: PHIL 3750 and JOUR 4310.

Service learning

 A service learning course is a faculty-supervised community-based learning project completed individually or in groups of up to five students.

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How do I register?

Details about making an appointment with an English Advisor will be posted on the English Department bulletin board on the second floor of the Arts and Education building, or contact the Co-Chairs of the Advising Committee, Genevieve Later, AE 187 glater@tru.ca1-250-828-5349 or Nick Pawliuk, AE 168C npawliuk@tru.ca 1-250-371-5567, or the Chair of English and Modern Languages, Dr. George Johnson (gjohhson@tru.ca). Whenever possible, a faculty advisor will act as a “mentor” or counselor from the time you enter the program until you graduate.