What will I learn?

This program offers the study of literature, the English language, and the process of writing.

Studies in English enrich your enjoyment and understanding of all forms of literature. In the English program you will read a wide variety of texts, study the English language, and investigate and practice the process of writing. You will be asked to consider questions such as how culture, gender, ethnicity, race, social class, and/or historical context affect the texts you read.

The English Department offers courses in literary periods that range from classic to contemporary, focusing on writers from Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare to Carol Shields and Tomson Highway. The department also offers courses in historical periods, genres, children’s literature, women and literature, popular literature, gay and lesbian literature, creative writing, language and linguistics.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours) with a Major in English. The 4-Year BA offers students three areas of specialization: Creative Writing; Young People’s Texts and Cultures; and Screen and Cultural Studies.

Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in English as a secondary area of interest. The department also offers a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies - see separate fact sheet.

SAMPLE CAREERS

Students of English develop excellent analytic, reading, and writing skills, which are assets in almost any career. Critical readers and writers are required in many professions, including business, law, medicine, politics, and public service. More directly, the study of English leads to careers in teaching or to careers that involve writing and research, including advertising, journalism, publishing, and public relations.

SAMPLE COURSES

English 1 is a first-year course that covers the principles and practices of literary study, introducing students to research skills, literary criticism, the importance of historical and cultural contexts, and to reading a variety of novels, short stories, poems, or plays.

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures introduces students to literary and cultural texts by a range of Native Canadian and American authors, with a focus on texts produced during and after the 1960s.

Screen Studies offers an in-depth introduction to screen studies, a field that encompasses not simply cinema and television, but also considers other forms of moving image production and distribution: from artists’ video and the expanded screens of the art gallery to apps, videogames and other contemporary online audio-visual formats.

Picture Books for Children explores the varied and complex relationships between illustration and written text in children’s books.

MORE SAMPLE COURSES

Introduction to Creative Writing

Medieval Literature and Culture

Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Culture

Popular Literature and Film

Topics in Women Writers

Critical Theory: An Introduction

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,240.00 (US$ 12,316) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

6 January 2022, 2 May 2022, 6 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Arts

The University of Winnipeg,

515 Portage Avenue,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3B 2E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent). Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component; International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing, A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL); CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70; Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

For international students

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent).

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component.

International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing*
*A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL).

CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70

Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

Deadlines are:

Fall (September): June 1
Winter (January): October 1
Spring (May): March 1

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