Bachelor of Arts, English
The Bachelor of Arts, English Major program is intended for you if you want to specialize in this discipline. One Directed Studies course is included.
What Can You Do With This Credential?
Jacob Cowan gained a Bachelor of Arts, English degree through Open Learning, which helped him to achieve his Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters of Education, Educational Administration.
"Before I enrolled in Open Learning through TRU, I was seriously considering re-entering the workforce without a degree. I would now be earning considerably less than I am and would have considerably fewer options."
—Jacob Cowan, BA, MEd
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).
30 credits of the program requirements (with no more than 15 credits at the upper level) may be applied studies; fine and performing arts studio courses and technology courses. Education, business and administrative studies courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
120 credits, including 45 third- and fourth-year (upper-level) credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:
General Education Requirements
These may be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the General Education requirements for arts and science degree programs.
- 6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical and business writing courses.
- 6 credits in humanities other than English
- 6 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
- 6 credits in social science
- ENGL 2111, English Literature from Chaucer to Milton (3) or equivalent
- ENGL 2211, English Literature of the Eighteenth or Nineteenth Centuries (3) or equivalent
Courses used to meet lower-level requirements must meet General Education requirements in that area.
- 3 credits in Canadian literature (may be ENGL 4321)
- 3 credits in twentieth-century poetry and/or drama (may be ENGL 4321)
- 3 credits in eighteenth-century or nineteenth-century literature (includes Victorian writers)
- 3 credits in Renaissance/medieval literature (includes Chaucer or Shakespeare)
- 15 credits of other upper-level English courses (may include ENGL 4241, 4351)
- 3 credits of Directed Studies (ENGL 4991)
- 15 credits of upper-level elective courses
- 45 credits of lower- or upper-level elective courses
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).
If you proceed otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.
A Directed Studies course consists of concentrated study of a topic you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Directed Studies is open to you if you have fulfilled the General Education and lower-level requirements and have completed at least 15 credits of upper-level requirements in your major.
Registration procedures differ for Directed Studies courses, so it is essential that you speak to your Program Advisor before registering.
Please see Tuition and Fees for details.
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