The Department of English Language and Literature offers a wide variety of courses leading up to both major and minor concentrations in English, as well as an honours degree. The core of the program reflects a traditional approach to English studies, including literary-historical and genre courses. What makes the department distinctive, however, are a number of courses cross-listed with other disciplines or programs, such as:

  • Atlantic Canada Studies,
  • Women and Gender Studies,
  • Linguistics,
  • Irish Studies,
  • and Creative Writing. 

This feature allows students to expand their area of academic study in ways that reflect interdisciplinary approaches and their own developing interests.  The Department also offers four enhanced minors in:

  • Dramatic Literature,
  • English Language,
  • Culture, Race and Resistance,
  • and British Studies (in collaboration with the History department).