There are many ways to customize your degree in English Literature.  Below you will find links to information about course offerings in the current and forthcoming academic sessions.

If you have any questions, you can contact the English Department's Academic Advisor at

Essential Information

Helpful Information

Planning for 2014-15

A list of tentative course offerings for Summer 2014 and for Fall and Winter 2014-15 can be found at the following two links:

Peterborough 2014-15

Oshawa 2014-15


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Options within the English Degree –

Emphasis Programs

Joint Degree (New)

For Queen's-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education Students

Information on course choices for students in the Queen's-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education Program can be obtained by by clicking here or by contacting the Program Administrator by email.

Ancient History & Classics Courses of Possible Interest in 2013-14

AHCL 3351: Romance,Fantasy, and Adventure

Did the ancients distinguishbetween “fiction” or “fantasy” and “non-fiction” as we do? Topics include the “quest theme” (Gilgamesh, Odyssey, Voyage of Argo, Lucian’s “True”History), the concept of Utopia (the myth of Atlantis), and stories of sex and love (Ephesian Story, Satyricon, Golden Ass).

AHCL 4002: Ancient Greece and theModern Imagination

A close analysis of thereception of Greek literature in the modern era, with particular emphasison popular culture and mass media. Topics will include the establishment of a precise critical vocabulary for classical eception, exploration of the relationship between antiquity and the current era, and determination of what is at stake in this critical debate.

Each course has specific prerequisites, including AHCL courses. For students with strong performance records, however, we are willing to waive some of these. Weare particularly interested in expanding the potential discussion of AHCL 4002,and generating some truly cross-disciplinary dialogue which will benefitstudents of Classics and cognate programs.

Interested students can contact the instructor of these courses,

Pr. George Kovacs, directly at