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Bachelor of Arts in English

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
85,357 CAD
Start dates
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
Surrey (British Columbia)
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in English program focuses on the diverse literatures of the English-speaking world, including the full range of British, Canadian, and American literary traditions, diasporic literature and literature in translation, oral and written Indigenous narratives, and classic and contemporary film. This degree will allow students to develop the knowledge, core competencies, and skills characteristic of a traditional Bachelor of Arts program, while preparing them to respond critically and creatively to a wide range of issues and challenges in our community and in society in general. In addition to critical reading, writing and thinking skills, students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in English will be prepared for entry into the labor market through the incorporation of essential employability skills into all of our courses. They will also benefit from the expertise and the commitment to teaching excellence of our faculty, as well as from the small class sizes that characterize undergraduate study at KPU. Arts degrees have high levels of student satisfaction, and the literacy and analytical skills developed in such programs will prepare students to become constructive members of society and to fit well into the workplace.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a major in English must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

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Program content

1000 Level

  • Introduction to University Writing
  • Reading and Writing about Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature
  • Reading and Writing About Genre: An Introduction to Literature

2000 Level

  • Canadian Literature in English
  • Literature of the United States of America
  • English Literature: 14th to 18th Centuries
  • English Literature: 18th to 20th Centuries

3000 and 4000 Level

  • Critical Theory
  • Film Theory
  • Studies in Chaucer
  • Studies in Shakespeare
  • English Renaissance Drama, Excluding Shakespeare
  • Seventeenth-Century British Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • 19th-Century Canadian Literature in English
  • Literature of the United States: Beginnings to 1865
  • Romantic Poetry and Poetics
  • Victorian Poetry and Non-Fiction
  • The Victorian Novel, 1837-1900

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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