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English (BA)


 Brantford  |  Also available in Waterloo

As a student at Laurier’s Brantford campus, you can earn the Laurier degree in English while enjoying the advantages of a smaller, more intimate campus and urban environment. Laurier English offers you a comprehensive overview of the history, forms and concerns of literature written in the English-speaking world. You’ll be trained in techniques of literary criticism that will cultivate your analytical abilities, and you’ll hone writing techniques that will make you an exceptional communicator.

In your classes you’ll read some of the richest and most interesting works ever written. By thinking about the ideas and communication patterns in these works you’ll gain a better appreciation for how ideas circulate in our own culture – ideas about how people should live, how people and the environment coexist, how people of different races, genders and classes relate to each other, and more.


Program Highlights

  • Connect with world-renowned writers who visit Laurier as part of our 2 writer-in-residence programs. Recent writers have included Elizabeth Hay, Joseph Boyden and Colleen Murphy.
  • You can double major in English and Society, Culture and Environment while getting your BEd by enrolling in Laurier Brantford’s popular Concurrent Education program with Nipissing University.
  • Or, you can combine your English major with another honours program, such as Criminology or Society, Culture and Environment.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Children’s Literature
  • Indigenous Writers in English
  • Canadian Fiction
  • Mystery and Crime Fiction
  • Literature, Nature, Ecocriticism
  • Drama of the Romantic Period
  • Pulp and Popular Fiction
  • Shakespeare’s Tragedies and History Plays
  • Postcolonial Literature

Requirements

  • Admission range of low-mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.

Careers

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Journalism
  • Film production
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting

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