|Field of Study:||English Language and Literature, General
|Description:||Within the liberal arts environment of Bishop’s University, the Department of English offers a diverse range of courses and programs that help students to develop their critical appreciation of texts of all kinds (literature, film, television, etc.) and to broaden their understanding of culture and its relationship to the individual, from historical and theoretical perspectives. Students of English develop analytical, research, and communication skills that are crucial in today's information economy and that make them well-prepared for a wide variety of careers and for graduate study. Recent graduates work in fields as diverse as marketing, film-making, law, politics, television, publishing, education, journalism, and business communications.
The Honours in English Literature is designed for students who wish to specialize in the study of English Literature, especially with the goal of continuing to study the subject at the graduate level. It provides students with a thorough understanding of English literary history, of the diversity of English literary cultures, and of the range of theoretical frameworks from which literature can be studied. Honours students have the option of writing a 6-credit thesis to complete the program requirements.