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Athabasca University

BA English Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

As a student in Athabasca University’s English program, you will read a wide range of works from diverse genres, countries, and historical periods, analyze 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.

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

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Program Requirements

Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:

  1. A minimum of 36 credits in English courses including a minimum of 24 senior (300 or 400) level credits.
  2. 3 junior (200) level English credits in composition, for example ENGL 255.
  3. 6 junior (200) level English credits in literary genres, for example ENGL 211 and ENGL 212.
  4. 3 senior (300/400) level English credits in literary theory, for example ENGL 316.

Electives

Select all courses labelled ENGL, except all 100-level English courses. English courses at the 100 level will not count towards the concentration in English.

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

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated July 18 2017 by laurab

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