University of Saskatchewan

English (B.A. Honours)

Program Information

School:University of Saskatchewan
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The study of English literature is an exploration of the ways in which we express or create worlds through language. By examining works of literature published in English, we not only imagine other worlds and forms of human experience, but also learn how to become better readers, writers, editors, researchers, and critical thinkers. During studies for a degree in English, you will investigate literature from a variety of critical standpoints, historical periods, and geographical areas; research the interactions of literary, political, and intellectual cultures; and explore timely and important issues through literature. You may also write poetry, fiction, and plays; edit literary works and journals; and analyze theatrical productions. And you will gain a broader understanding of literary culture and learn to communicate effectively.

The Honours degree in English allows you to benefit from a more structured, comprehensive program in English literature that teaches you the skills to undertake independent, original research. The Honours seminars allow for intensive study and research into selected areas of literary culture, while the seminars and the capstone Honours Colloquium provide opportunities to practice presentation skills and work as part of a community of inquiry. The Honours degree may be of especial interest if you have a keen interest in literary culture, want to work in professions such as journalism, editing, communications, digital media, and publishing, or want to go on to advanced studies through graduate work in English, library studies, or publishing. You may also choose to enroll in a Double Honours program, which allows you to combine advanced studies of English literature with studies in another discipline.
URL:English (B.A. Honours) at University of Saskatchewan
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost per year amount is approximate.

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management  or  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency. Students entering or continuing in an Honours program should consult advisors in the English department every year before registering for courses. Not more than 60 credit units of the courses comprising the B.A program may be in any one subject, and of the 120 credit units required for the B.A. degree, at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level. Application for admission to Honours is not considered until successful completion of at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject of Honours. In some programs, higher averages may be imposed.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 15, 2016