2017-2018 Academic Year

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Chair

Reina Green, BA(Hons) (MSVU), MA, PhD (Dalhousie), Associate Professor

Our courses appeal to a wide variety of students-from those who are interested in a particular genre of literature and want to take one or two courses, to those who want to explore a certain theme in more detail, to those wishing to take a minor, concentration, combined major, major or honours in English. In addition, the department offers a minor in Writing. Courses designated ENGL/WRIT may be counted toward either the Writing minor or the English honours, major, combined major, concentration, or minor. Courses designated WRIT can be counted only toward the Writing minor.

Experiential or hands-on learning is integrated into all ENGL/WRIT courses. All courses include activities that are directly relevant to the type of work undertaken by English graduates in their later careers.

Any student wishing to do a major, combined major, or concentration in English, or who wish to minor in English or Writing must consult with the department Chair, who will assign the student to an advisor. The student’s program should be planned in consultation with the advisor. Students wishing to take honours may apply after completing 10.0 units of university study.

Admission Requirements

Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Major
Combined Major
Honours Degree
Concentration
Minors - English & Writing

Major The degree with a major is intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain knowledge in depth of a single discipline.

Students intending to complete the major degree must declare their intention to do so before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements: 
a minimum of 8.0 and a maximum of 10.0 units in the major as follows:
 ENGL 1155 or (ENGL 1170 and 1171) Students may not take both ENGL 1155 and 1170/1171
  ENGL 2201
  ENGL 2202
 1.0 unit selected from ENGL 3300, 3355, 3356, 3361, 3364, 3365, 3376, 4475, 4476 or a Special Topics course that has been approved by the department for this requirement
 1.5 units of ENGL at the 2000 level or above
 2.0 additional units of ENGL at the 3000 level or above
 1.0 unit of ENGL at the 4000 level
 a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 8.0 units of ENGL
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department offering the minor. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units
students may choose a second 3.0 unit minor in any area that offers a minor
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) 
(exclusive of the major):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses 
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.



Special Studies
Students may count a maximum of 4.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses towards the degree, with no more than 2.0 units in any single discipline.

Major Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts General Studies degree may apply to do a major certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the major degree listed above.

Combined MajorThe combined major degree is intended for those students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students must declare a major or combined major before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units.  In order to complete a combined major in English, the following requirements must be met: 
a minimum of 6.0 units and a maximum of 8.0 units in the English combined major as follows:
 ENGL 1155 or (ENGL 1170 and 1171)
 ENGL 2201
 ENGL 2202
 1.0 unit selected from ENGL 3300, 3355, 3356, 3361, 3364, 3365, 3376, 4475, 4476 or a Special Topics course that has been approved by the department for this requirement
 1.5 additional units of ENGL at the 2000 level or above
 1.0 additional unit of ENGL at the 3000 level or above
a second combined major specified by another program 
(Biology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Economics, Family Studies, French, Gerontology, History, Mathematics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies)
a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 6.0 units of each combined major
at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(inclusive of the majors):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses 
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.

Students wishing to combine an arts major and a science major (e.g. Chemistry and English or Biology and Political Studies):
❏ must meet all of the requirements listed above
and  
 ♦ to complete a BSc (Combined Major) primary science discipline plus secondary arts discipline
  ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in science disciplines
 ♦ to complete a BA (Combined Major) primary arts discipline plus secondary science discipline
  ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in arts disciplines

Honours Degree

Admission to the honours program must be approved by the honours committee of the English Department. Typically, application through the department Chair would be made after the completion of 10.0 units of study; acceptance is contingent upon the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the thesis. Students considering graduate school should take a language other than English.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements: 
a minimum of 10.0 and a maximum of 12.0 units in the honours subject as follows;
 ENGL 1155 or (ENGL 1170 and 1171) Students may not take both ENGL 1155 and 1170/1171
 ENGL 2201
 ENGL 2202
 1.0 unit from ENGL 3330, 3354, 3363, 4407, 4408, 4454
 4.0 units from the following list with at least 0.5 unit from four different areas:
Medieval: ENGL 3361, 3376, 4475, 4476
Renaissance: ENGL 3355, 3356, 3364
Eighteenth-Century or Romantics: ENGL 3300, 3307, 3308, 3365
Nineteenth-Century British or American Literature: ENGL 3327, 3352, 3366, 4427
Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature: ENGL 3313, 3319, 3342, 3346, 3354, 3363, 
4446, 4480
 1.5 additional units of ENGL at the 2000 level or above
 ENGL 4499, including the presentation of an honours colloquium and attendance at the colloquia of other honours students
 of all the ENGL courses taken for the honours degree, 1.0 unit must be at the 4000 level in addition to 4499
 with departmental approval, designated ENGL 4401, 4405, 4406 (Special Topics) may be used to meet honours requirements
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department. Students must achieve a minimum 
GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(exclusive of the honours subject):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of at least C- in 10.0 units of the required ENGL honours courses
achieve a minimum of B- in the honours thesis
obtain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree.  Courses 
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.
 Note: First-class honours will be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better in 10.0 units in the honours subject and no grade below B- in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken.

 

Honours Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English may apply to do an honours certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the honours degree listed above and meet the University regulations regarding honours certificates.

ConcentrationTo obtain a concentration in English, students must fulfill the following requirements:
 ❏ either ENGL 1155 or ENGL 1170 and 1171
 ❏ 1.0 additional unit of ENGL at the 2000 level or above
 ❏ 2.0 additional units of ENGL at the 3000 level or above

 

Minor in English To obtain a minor in English, students must fulfill the following requirements:
 ❏ either ENGL 1155 or ENGL 1170 and 1171
 ❏ 1.0 additional unit of ENGL at the 2000 level or above
 ❏ 1.0 additional unit of ENGL at the 3000 level or above

Minor in Writing

The Writing Minor is for those who want to explore the theory and practice of writing in a more intensive way than is possible in other courses. From classical rhetoric to contemporary theories about composition, from creative writing to the principles of editing and researching in a digital age, the topics covered in the Writing Minor examine various aspects of the academic discipline of writing studies.

 To obtain a minor in Writing, students must fulfill the following requirements:
 ❏ WRIT 1120
 ❏ 2.5 additional units at the 2000 level or above from WRIT, ENGL/WRIT, LIBR 2100, COMM/WRIT 3512


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