waterloo | Also available in brantford
We offer students a chance to explore language and narrative in print and electronic media. Our engaging and vibrant program allows you to develop your critical reading, as well as your analytical and writing skills, in preparation for working in a globally connected world where your abilities to communicate effectively are key to your professional success.
Our innovative classroom experiences emphasize active learning and students engage critically with literary and film texts drawn from the breadth of English-speaking cultures.
Taught by scholars who are internationally recognized researchers and award-winning teachers and writers, our courses include British, Canadian, American, Indigenous, and World literatures and films which explore the multifaceted dimensions of our contemporary world.
Our students can connect with visiting writers-in-residence and award-winning instructors, writers and poets.
You can also apply for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) in English to receive two conditional offers of admission: one to undergraduate studies (BA) in English, and one to graduate studies (MA) in English.
Join the English Student Association and take part in academic and social events with students in the program.
These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
For non-English majors:
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