English literature courses and degrees develop analytical and communication skills that are crucial for considering how personal identities intersect with the local and global communities in which we live and work. A degree in English can lead to careers in advertising, editing, publishing, journalism, technical writing, teaching, library and information sciences, website design, law, public service, speech writing, corporate training, business administration, marketing public relations, translation — any kind of work that requires the ability to analyze texts, engage with complex issues, think critically and imaginatively, and write clearly and concisely. More information about the value and skills of an English degree is available in our department’s Program Goals.
U of S English Programs and Advising
The University of Saskatchewan has a range of English program options, including three- and four-year degrees and a minor in Canadian Literature. Information about these programs is available online in the Program Catalogue.
For English undergraduate advising, including questions about degree options and—for Honours students and upper-year Majors—permissions to enrol in 400-level seminars (including ENG 496.3, our Career Internship course), please contact the English Undergraduate Chair, Professor Ella Ophir, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office at email@example.com.
Students with an average of at least 70% at the end of the second year are strongly encouraged to apply for entry to Honours English, a four-year program that enables students to take multiple 400-level seminar classes, which feature in-depth critical discussions of literature. The Honours program is especially suitable for those who have a keen interest in literature or who intend to go on to further studies, either graduate work in English or professionalization in fields such as librarianship, education, publishing, and journalism. Honours students as well as upper-year English Majors also have access to our pioneering Career Internships class (ENG 496.3), which provides opportunities for experiential learning and active engagement with community organizations through targeted job placements.
Applications for the Honours Program (deadline May 31) are available online. Students who are interested in Honours English are invited to contact the English Undergraduate Chair, Professor Ella Ophir, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange an advising session.
Several dedicated scholarships are available to English majors, and several more to English Honours students.