Renison University College

English Literature and Rhetoric (HONS)

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Program Information

School:Renison University College
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
English Language and Literature, General
Description:Love the written word? An English degree at Waterloo gives you all kinds of opportunity to explore that passion, with more than 150 undergraduate courses available. Take rhetoric courses and learn the art of persuasion. Focus on digital media, where you’ll merge the latest technology with enduring principles of effective communication. Or explore the pleasures and insights of English literature, from Beowulf to Virginia Woolf. At Waterloo, you’ll be learning from the best: the Department of English features internationally recognized scholars. In their classes, you’ll develop all-important skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and persuasion. At the end of first year, choose Literature; Literature and Rhetoric; or Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication as your major within the English program.

Apply to Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business and choose English as your major at the end of first year. As an Honours English student, you have the choice of three majors: Honours English - Literature gives you insight into our world, our culture, and our human identity through an analysis of historical and contemporary literature (British, American, Canadian, and Postcolonial) and theory. Honours English - Rhetoric and Professional Writing provides intellectual challenge and practical insight into rhetoric, professional writing and communication design, and digital media. Honours English - Literature and Rhetoric is an innovative combination of these two areas. You can pursue any of these degrees in a single or a Joint Honours academic plan and as a regular or a co-op student.

URL:English Literature and Rhetoric (HONS) at Renison University College
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Managers in PublishingEditors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including English 4U (minimum grade of 70% is required).

* 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 August 27, 2022