Undergraduate Programs
English Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2006

As a student in Athabasca University's English program, you will read a wide range of works from diverse genres, countries, and historical periods, analyse forms, styles, and ideas in terms of a variety of literary theories, from feminist to postcolonial. You will exercise and develop skills in critical thinking, interpretation, and writing.

In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you can complete the BA in English entirely in a classroom setting at Mount Royal College, or by taking a combination of distance and classroom courses. Refer to Section 9.3 for more information.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Requirements within the 120 credits required for the BA.
42 credits in courses designated as major courses including a minimum of 36 senior (300 or 400) level credits (a minimum of 12, 400-level credits).
6 junior (200) level credits in English.


To achieve a balanced major in English, students should select courses to cover British, Canadian, and American literature, and the major literary genres and historical periods.



All courses labelled ENGL, except all 100-level English courses and ENGL 255 Introductory Composition. These courses will not count towards the major in English but will count towards the total number of credits required for the degree.

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