English - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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English @ UWin

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Immerse yourself in studying English literature from early oral traditions to contemporary writing from around the world and meet visiting writers and academics. You will be in many small classes exclusive to English majors and will receive the attention you need to thrive. Plus, you can get hands-on experience by applying to the Co-op program or enrolling in specialized courses like the Editing and Publishing practicum where students collaborate to publish an original manuscript by a local author. The world needs smart thinkers and writers. Become one of them. 

Sample Courses: Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Indigenous Literature, World Literature, Writing About the Arts, Editing & Publishing Practicum

Career Tracks: Journalist, editor, librarian, publisher, public official, teacher, communications director, copywriter, lawyer, administrator, researcher, policy analyst

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Minimum Average (Co-op): 80%; 70% minimum in English
Mean Average: 82%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Learn the skills of writing, editing, and publishing in this unique program that combines rigorous academics with practical experience. The creative writing component begins in second year and with courses capped at 20 students, which guarantees lots attention and feedback on your work. Peer editing and a publishing practicum offer valuable hands-on experience

Sample Courses: Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Writing Creatively, Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing Practica

Career Tracks: Writer, copywriter, screen writer, editor, publisher, communications director, journalist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Recommended: Creative Writing/EWC4U
Minimum Average: 70%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Learn how to know about, appreciate, and teach English literature with this program that gives you two degrees at once. You’ll meet visiting writers and develop both in-depth academic and real-world skills. You will be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior level (grades 7-12).

Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Children’s Literature, Indigenous Literature

Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, educational specialist, publisher/editor, communications director

Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average: 88%
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy

Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average: 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Jasmine Bell

"Exploring diverse topics and perspectives through the study of literature and critical theory equipped me with a number of professional competencies that are highly sought-after in many fields. The practice of synthesizing ideas and formulating convincing arguments has served me well in non-profit communications, ghostwriting, and now student affairs.”

Jasmine Bell
BA (Honours) in English Language
& Literature with Minor in Philosophy

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What Will I Learn?

  • Reading intelligently and perceiving ambiguity and complexity in texts
  • Appreciating the collective human condition and major themes of human experience
  • Understanding the ways in which language and literature inform and reflect various cultures, social bodies, and historical periods
  • How to edit and publish books in the hands-on Editing and Publishing practicum

  • Exploring the diversity of literary and social voices within traditions of literature
  • Asserting knowledge, ideas, and opinions in persuasive writing with correct grammar and vocabulary
  • Interpreting, reorganizing, and rephrasing written materials to improve or modify effectiveness


Number of Graduates (2020)



*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Humanities, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Business advisor
  • Communications director
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public official
  • Public policy analyst
  • Public relations officer
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Screen writer
  • Social media co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Television/Radio analyst

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

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