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English Course Handbook 2016-17

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The study of English literature is an exploration of the ways in which we express or create worlds through language. Literary works help us not only imagine other worlds and forms of human experience, but also learn how to become better readers, writers, editors, researchers, and critical thinkers.

The department of English offers Three-year, Four-year, and Honours degrees in English literature, as well as Minors in English and in Canadian Literature. An English major at any level will introduce you to the major genres, time periods, and geographical areas of literature in English, with more comprehensive study in the four-year and Honours programs. All major and minor programs will help you to improve reading, analytical, research, and communication skills; the more concentrated the study, the more those skills will be refined. Each program requires 6 cu 100-level English, as well as:

3-year B.A. Major Requirements:
6 cu English classes from among Categories 1, 2, or 3
18 cu other senior English classes
(12 cu must be at the 300 level and 3 cu must be Canadian)
 
4-year B.A. Major Requirements:
6 cu Foundation courses
6 cu each from two of Categories 1, 2, or 3 (12 cu total)
12 cu other senior English classes
(15 cu must be at the 300 level and 3 cu must be Canadian)
 
B.A. Honours Major Requirements:
12 cu Foundation courses
6 cu from each of Categories 1, 2, 3, and 4/5 (24 cu total)
18 cu other senior English classes
(12 cu must be at the 300 level, 12 cu at the 400 level, and 6 cu Canadian; ENG 497.0 also required)
 
B.A. Double Honours Major Requirements:
6 cu Foundation courses
6 cu each from two of Categories 1, 2, or 3 (12 cu total)
12 cu other senior English classes
(12 cu must be at the 300 level, 6 cu at the 400 level, and 3 cu Canadian; ENG 497.0 also required)
English Minor Requirements:
6 cu 300-level courses
9 cu other English courses
 
Canadian Literature in English Minor Requirements:
ENG 253.6
12 cu other Canadian Literature courses                                                                                

For more details on the various English programs, see the program catalogue. Please also check out the English Department website.

Students wishing to take 200-level English courses need first to complete 6 credit units at the 100 level. Those wishing to take courses at the 300 level are required to complete a pre- or co-requisite of 3 credit units at the 200 level.

 

THE HONOURS PROGRAM

The Honours program is designed for students who have a keen interest in literature or who intend to go on to further studies, either graduate work in English or studies in librarianship, education, publishing, journalism, etc. The minimum average required is 70%, and students must apply for this program by May 31 through the College of Arts and Science Undergraduate Office; a link to the form is on the English Department’s Undergraduate Advising and Resources web page. In addition to providing a more intensive training in English, this program allows the student to take 12 credit units in 400-level seminar classes that promote in-depth critical discussions of literature, and to participate in the annual Honours Colloquium. Honours students also have access to our pioneering career internships class (ENG 496.3), which provides opportunities for experiential learning and active engagement with community organizations. Several dedicated scholarships are available to Honours students. 

 

ENGLISH ADVISING

NEW! This year, the department will be hosting an advising workshop for English Majors from 2-3:30 p.m. April 11, in Arts 109. Requirements for all Major and Minor English programs will be outlined. Please come with your questions!

Advisors in the Arts and Science Undergraduate Student Office, Room 265, Arts Building (student-advice@artsandscience.usask.ca) are happy to meet with you individually to help you plan your overall programs. Most advising through the Undergraduate Student Office will take place between March 16 and April 29.

The English Department’s ADVISING WEEK is April 11-15. Honours and other senior English students (third and fourth-year) are strongly encouraged to consult faculty advisors in the Department of English. There will be sign-up sheets on the doors of departmental faculty advisors. Please contact the Office Coordinator for the Department of English (english.department@usask.ca) or English Undergraduate Chair Ann Martin (ann.martin@usask.ca, phone 306-966-5527) for more information about how to sign up for appointments.

 

ENGLISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2016-2017 

The links below will take you to websites showing further information about each class, including detailed course descriptions, instructors, and scheduled dates and times. This information is correct as of March 31, 2016.

* Pease check the University of Saskatchewan Dynamic Course Schedule for the most up-to-date scheduling information and for summer course offerings.

200-Level Classes

300-Level Classes

400-Level Classes

 

ENGLISH COURSE OFFERINGS 2016-2017 - BY TERM

6-CREDIT-UNIT CLASSES (TERM 1 AND 2)

ENG 202.6 (61)  Reading the Canon: Texts and Contexts
ENG 203.6 (01)  Reading English: Critical Approaches
ENG 204.6 (01)  History and Future of the Book
ENG 253.6 (61)  Canadian Literature in English

3-CREDIT-UNIT CLASSES (TERM 1)

ENG 206.3 (01)  An Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENG 207.3 (01)  Decolonizing Literatures
ENG 217.3 (61)  Mythologies of Northern Europe
ENG 224.3 (61)  Shakespeare: Comedy and History
ENG 225.3 (01)  Shakespeare: Tragedy and Romance
ENG 230.3 (01)  Literature for Children
ENG 277.3 (61)  Literary Uses of Mythology
ENG 282.3 (01)  Feminist Critical Theory and Literature by Women
ENG 301.3 (01)  Old English Languages and Culture
ENG 324.3 (01)  Renaissance Drama
ENG 335.3 (01)  Emergence of Aboriginal Literature in Canada
ENG 340.3 (01)  Eighteenth-Century British Literature
ENG 341.3 (61)  The British Novel 1850-1900
ENG 344.3 (01)  American Literature 1865-1914
ENG 347.3 (01)  American Literature Since 1960
ENG 348.3 (01)  Modern Drama 1870-1950
ENG 358.3 (01)  Canadian Drama
ENG 402.3 (61)  Topics in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature
ENG 406.3 (01)  Topics in 17th-Century English Literature 
ENG 416.3 (01)  Topics in 19th-Century American Literature 
ENG 466.3 (01)  Topics in 20th-Century Canadian Literature  

COGNATE 3-CREDIT-UNIT CLASSES (TERM 1)
INCC 210.3 (01) Digital Communication and Design: Introduction 

3-CREDIT-UNIT CLASSES (TERM 2)
ENG 215.3 (62)  Life Writing
ENG 224.3 (02)  Shakespeare: Comedy and History
ENG 225.3 (62)  Shakespeare: Tragedy and Romance
ENG 242.3 (02)  Indigenous Storytelling of the Prairies
ENG 278.3 (02)  English Satire
ENG 284.3 (02)  Beowulf and Tales of Northern Heroes
ENG 288.3 (02)  Introduction to Film
ENG 294.3 (02)  Techniques of Canadian Poetry
ENG 305.3 (02)  Canadian Fiction From Beginnings to 1960
ENG 316.3 (62)  Middle English Literature of Defiance and Dissent
ENG 326.3 (02)  Renaissance Epic
ENG 334.3 (02)  Prose and Poetry of the Victorian Period
ENG 363.3 (02)  Approaches to 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction       
ENG 366.3 (62)  Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 373.3 (02)  English Fiction to 1800
ENG 383.3 (02)  Rereading Colonialism
ENG 414.3 (02)  Topics in 19th-Century British Literature
ENG 488.3 (02)  Topics in Genres and Contexts of Literature
ENG 496.3 (02)  Career Internship
ENG 497.0 (02)  Honours Colloquium

COGNATE 3-CREDIT-UNIT CLASSES (TERM 2)
INCC 401.3 (02) Digital Culture and New Media: Collaborative Design

 

ENGLISH COURSE OFFERINGS 2016-17 - BY CATEGORY

Foundation:
ENG 202.6 (61)  Reading the Canon: Texts and Contexts
ENG 203.6 (01)  Reading English: Critical Approaches
ENG 204.6 (01)  History and Future of the Book

Category 1 - Anglo-Saxon and Medieval:
ENG 301.3 (01)  Old English Languages and Culture
ENG 316.3 (62)  Middle English Literature of Defiance and Dissent
ENG 402.3 (61)  Topics in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature

Category 2 - Renaissance:
ENG 224.3 (02, 61)  Shakespeare: Comedy and History
ENG 225.3 (01, 62)  Shakespeare: Tragedy and Romance
ENG 324.3 (01)  Renaissance Drama 
ENG 326.3 (02)  Renaissance Epic 
ENG 406.3 (01)  Topics in 17th-Century Literature in English

Category 3 - 18th and 19th Centuries:
ENG 334.3 (02)  Prose and Poetry of the Romantic Period
ENG 335.3 (01)  Emergence of Aboriginal Literature in Canada
ENG 340.3 (01)  Eighteenth-Century British Literature 
ENG 341.3 (61)  The British Novel 1850-1900
ENG 344.3 (61)  American Literature 1865-1914
ENG 373.3 (02)  English Fiction to 1800
ENG 414.3 (02)  Topics in 19th-Century British Literature
ENG 416.3 (01)  Topics in 19th-Century American Literature

Category 4 - 20th Century:
ENG 207.3 (01)  Decolonizing Literatures
ENG 242.3 (02)  Indigenous Storytelling of the Prairies
ENG 253.6 (61)  Canadian Literature in English
ENG 305.3 (02)  Canadian Fiction from Beginnings to 1960
ENG 347.3 (01)  American Literature Since 1960
ENG 348.3 (01)  Modern Drama 1870-1950
ENG 358.3 (01)  Canadian Drama
ENG 363.3 (02)  Approaches to 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction
ENG 466.3 (01)  Topics in 20th-Century Canadian Literature
ENG 488.3 (02)  Topics in Genres and Contexts of Literatures

Category 5 - Media, Culture, and Community:
ENG 206.3 (01)  An Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENG 288.3 (02)  Introduction to Film
INCC 210.3 (01) Digital Communication and Design: Introduction
INCC 401.3 (02) Digital Culture and New Media Collaborative Design

Non-Category:
ENG 215.3 (62)  Life Writing
ENG 217.3 (61)  Mythologies of Northern Europe
ENG 230.3 (01)  Literature For Children
ENG 277.3 (61)  Literary Uses of Mythology
ENG 278.3 (02)  English Satire
ENG 282.3 (01)  Feminist Critical Theory and Literature by Women
ENG 284.3 (02)  Beowulf and Tales of Northern Heroes
ENG 294.3 (02)  Techniques of Canadian Poetry
ENG 366.3 (62)  Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 383.3 (02)  Rereading Colonialism
ENG 496.3 (02)  Career Internship
ENG 497.0 (02)  Honours Colloquium
 
Canadian:
ENG 242.3 (02)  Indigenous Storytelling of the Prairies
ENG 253.6 (61)  Canadian Literature in English
ENG 294.3 (02)  Techniques of Canadian Poetry
ENG 305.3 (02)  Canadian Fiction from Beginnings to 1960
ENG 335.3 (01)  Emergence of Aboriginal Literature in Canada
ENG 358.3 (01)  Canadian Drama
ENG 466.3 (01)  Topics in 20th-Century Canadian Literature
 

AWARDS

Click here for a list of scholarships and awards designated for English majors and/or that are adjudicated by the Department of English. Questions regarding these awards may be directed to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca. Awards for which applications are required appear in order of due date.

For information on more general scholarships, awards, and bursaries, see the University of Saskatchewan awards website and the College of Arts and Science website

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

A list of all University of Saskatchewan English faculty members, including contact information and degree credentials, is found here.

 

ENGLISH UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY

The University of Saskatchewan English Undergraduate Society (EUS) works to represent, provide resourses for, and connect English students or those interested in English-related studies.

What do we do?

  • Career sessions
  • Game nights
  • Community talks
  • Book sales
  • "Meet the Prof" mixers
  • Coffee hours and movie nights

The U of S has a vibrant English Community full of interesting discussions, new perspectives, and fantastic people. Take advantage of these great opportunities, and have an even better University (and English class) experience!

For more information and updates on upcoming events, find us on Facebook.

 

WRITING HELP

The Student Learning Services Writing Help centre at the University of Saskatchewan offers intensive, individualized instruction in academic writing. It charges no fees and serves all students, undergraduate and graduate, of all disciplines and colleges across campus. Students can receive help by submitting their papers or writing questions online (www.usask.ca/ulc/onlinewritinghelp) or in person at the drop-in centre in Murray 142 (first floor of the Main Library). Free workshops on such topics as punctuation, clarity, organization, and documentation are offered regularly.

Students may seek advice at any stage of the writing process, whether they are developing a topic or drafting revisions, and for any kind of academic writing: the exam, the five-page assignment or lengthier research essay. Tutors assist students in sharpening their powers of expression, but do not proofread or edit student papers. ESL/EAL instruction is not provided. For more information on subsequent language instruction, please contact the Language Centre at learnenglish.usask.ca, phone 306-966-4343.

More information about Writing Help can be found at http://www.usask.ca/ulc/writing or by contacting Liv Marken, Writing Help Coordinator: phone 306-966-2771 or e-mail writinghelp@usask.ca.

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