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8.10 English, Film, and Theatre 8.10 English, Film, and Theatre

Head: Brenda Austin-Smith

General Office: 625 Fletcher Argue Building

Telephone: 204 474 9678

E-mail: english@umanitoba.ca

Website: umanitoba.ca/english_film_and_theatre

8.10.1 English Program Information

Literature connects us in vital ways to times, places, and cultures, including our own; engages us in important moral and social questions; encourages us to reflect upon the capacities of the human mind and imagination; invites us to probe connections between language, form, structure, and meaning; asks us to think critically about arts of representation; and, not least, entertains, surprises, shocks, and moves us. With its wide range of courses in English-language literature, historical and contemporary, and in creative writing, our program fosters the study of literary works from these myriad perspectives and approaches.

For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

Major Program

For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340. For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate, including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

Minor (Concentration) Program

For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340.

Honours Program

For entry to the Honours program see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs. A grade of “B” or better is required in ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or in both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340; ENGL 1200 is strongly recommended. Students may also be admitted to Honours in English in the third year of undergraduate study, in consultation with the department. Honours students must have their programs approved by the department each year. Normally, to continue in the Honours program, a minimum grade of “B” must be obtained in all English courses.

Honours courses are also open to students who have been accepted into the pre-M.A. program and to students who have obtained the written consent of the department head.

Honours students who revert to a General program in English must meet the literature prior to the 1900 requirement for a Major or Minor, and they should consult the department head before continuing.

Students taking Single Honours should, if possible, take at least 12 credit hours in one of the following languages: French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish.

Notes

ENGL 0930, ENGL 0940, ENGL 1061 and ENGL 1071 are not designed to teach English as a second language.

For students who need help with basic writing skills, the Department of English, Film, and Theatre offers two half courses: ENGL 0930 English Composition and ENGL 0940 Writing About Literature. These courses are limited in size. Both ENGL 0930 and ENGL 0940 are acceptable for credit towards a degree in Arts or Science, but they may not be counted for credit in the 48 hours for a Single Advanced Major, the 42 hours for a Double Advanced Major, the 30 hours for a General Major, or the 18 hours for a Minor (Concentration). Either or both will, however, be included in the total number of hours a student is allowed to take in the combined Ma­jor and Minor. There is no prerequisite for entry into ENGL 0930 or ENGL 0940, and these courses are not required for admission to subsequent Eng­lish courses. 

Study Resources

All students taking English should own a writing handbook and a good dictionary such as Webster’s New Collegiate, Funk and Wagnall’s Standard College, The Concise Oxford, The Gage Canadian, or The New World. Students will also find useful The MLA Handbook and M.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms.

8.10.2 English

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

GENERAL MAJOR1, 4 TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

24 credit hours in general courses at the 2000 level and above to include at least 9 credit hours of literature prior to 19004 [of the credit hours listed above, at least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 level].

 

SINGLE ADVANCED MAJOR1, 4, 9 TOTAL: 48 CREDIT HOURS

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

42 credit hours in general courses3 at the 2000 level and above to include at least 15 credit hours of literature prior to 19004 [of the credit hours listed above, at least 9 credit hours must be at the 3000 level].

DOUBLE ADVANCED MAJOR1, 4, 9 TOTAL: 42 CREDIT HOURS

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

36 credit hours in English at the 2000 level and above to include at least 12 credit hours of literature prior to 1900 [of the credit hours listed above, at least 9 credit hours must be at the 3000 level].

MINOR (CONCENTRATION)2, 4 TOTAL: 18 CREDIT HOURS

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

12 credit hours in general courses at the 2000 level and above to include at least 6 credit hours of literature prior to 1900 [of the credit hours listed above, at least 3 credit hours must be at the 3000 level]. Students may not offer literature in translation courses4 to satisfy the requirements of the Minor (Concentration).

 

SINGLE HONOURS1, 4, 8

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

•  ENGL 2640 (in Year 2)10

•  24 credit hours of literature prior to 19004, of which 12 credit hours is to be in literature prior to 1700 selected from the following English courses: ENGL 2070, ENGL 2080, ENGL 2090, ENGL 3000, ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, ENGL 3030, ENGL 3050, ENGL 3080, ENGL 3090, ENGL 31805

•  6 credit hours in Canadian literature, selected from the following English courses: ENGL 2270, ENGL 32705

•  12 credit hours in other literature after 1900, selected from the following English courses: ENGL 2160, ENGL 2180, ENGL 2830ENGL 3980, ENGL 39905

•  9 credit hours in other English courses at the 2000 level and above [of the credit hours listed above, at least 9 credit hours must be at the 3000 level]

•  9 credit hours in Honours courses (4000 level) in Years 3 and 4

•  24 credit hours in ancillary options6

DOUBLE HONOURS2, 4, 8

ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

•  ENGL 2640 (in Year 2)10

•  18 credit hours of literature prior to 19004

•  6 credit hours in other English courses at the 2000 level and above [of the credit hours listed above, at least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 level]

•  6 credit hours in Honours courses (4000 level)

•  36 credit hours in second honours field

•  6 credit hours in ancillary options6

•  12 credit hours in free options7

NOTES:

1 Students may offer up to 6 credit hours in Film Studies or Theatre courses, with the exception of FILM 1290, FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300), THTR 1220, THTR 2170, THTR 2180 and THTR 2490, toward the General Major, Single Advanced Major, Double Advanced Major and Single Honours in English. Any Film Studies or Theatre courses so applied may not also be offered toward a Minor (Concentration) in Film Studies or Theatre.

2 Film Studies course FILM 2280 may be used as an English course to satisfy the English course requirements. If it is used as such, it may not also be applied to a Minor (Concentration) in Film Studies or as an ancillary option in Honours.

3 Credit in ENGL 2000 may be offered toward the 48 hours in general courses required for a Single Advanced Major only.

4 Students may offer up to 6 credit hours of literature in translation courses (ENGL 2490, CLAS 2612, CLAS 2622, ICEL 3320, ICEL 3330) to satisfy requirements for a General Major, Single Advanced Major, Double Advanced Major, Single Honours or Double Honours. Students may offer up to 3 credit hours of literature in translation courses to satisfy the “literature prior to 1900” requirement for a General Major, Single Advanced Major, Double Advanced Major, Single Honours or Double Honours. Students may not offer literature in translation courses to satisfy the requirements for a Minor (Concentration).

5 Certain courses that vary in content from year to year, such as Honours courses and Special Topics courses, may also satisfy this requirement, as determined by the Department.

6 Ancillary options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (excluding English courses).

7 Free options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (including English courses).

8 Honours courses: all 4000 level courses.

9 It is recommended that students complete a six credit hour theory course, specifically ENGL 2640.

10 ENGL 2640 should be taken in Year 2 when possible, as it may not be offered every year.

Literature Prior to 1900

Students declaring a four-year Advanced Major in English must take at least 15 credit hours from the courses listed below. Students declaring a three-year General Major in English must take at least 9 credit hours from the list. Students declaring a Minor (Concentration) in English must take at least 6 credit hours from the list. Courses chosen from this list will be deemed to satisfy the previous “Special List” requirement for students in progress towards a degree with previously declared Majors or Minors (Concentrations) in English. [NOTE: From year to year, other courses may meet this requirement. Please refer to the on-line course timetable for additional information on these courses.]

Course

Credit Hours

English

ENGL 2070

Literature of the Sixteenth Century

6

ENGL 2080

Medieval Literature

6

ENGL 2090

Literature of the Seventeenth Century

6

ENGL 2120

Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

6

ENGL 2130

Literature of the Romantic Period

6

ENGL 2140

Literature of the Victorian Period

6

ENGL 2170

American Literature to 1900

6

ENGL 3000

Chaucer

6

ENGL 3010

Shakespeare

6

ENGL 3020

Milton

6

ENGL 3030

Studies in Sixteenth-Century Literature

3

ENGL 3050

Studies in Old English

6

ENGL 3080

Studies in Medieval Literature

3

ENGL 3090

Studies in Seventeenth-Century Literature

3

ENGL 3120

Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

3

ENGL 3130

Studies in the Romantics

3

ENGL 3140

Studies in the Victorians

3

ENGL 3180

Studies in Renaissance Literature

3

NOTE: Restrictions apply to the following courses regarding their use for credit in English (ENGL 2490) and for fulfillment of the literature prior to 1900 requirement. See program note 4. Contact the department for further information on restrictions.

Classics (Classical Studies)

CLAS 2612

Greek Literature in Translation (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

CLAS 2622

Latin Literature in Translation (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

CLAS 3610*

Greek Literature in Translation (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

CLAS 3620*

Latin Literature in Translation (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

Icelandic

ICEL 3320

Old Norse Mythology (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

ICEL 3330

Icelandic Sagas in Translation (taught with ENGL 2490)

3

* Indicates course no longer offered.

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