English Literature (Co-op Available)
When you study English Literature at Trent you are able to pursue your passions through poetry, prose, plays and other texts. Whether you are enthusiastic about novels or enjoy the succinctness of critical writing, in English at Trent you can explore the lasting impact of how we write and share stories of the human experience. Explore the written word across time periods ranging from medieval romance to the Harlem renaissance to contemporary graphic fiction.
Earn your Master’s degree in English (Public Texts) within one year of graduating with your honours B.A.
- B.A. (Honours)
- B.A. Co-op (Peterborough Only)
- Durham GTA
- Explore your strengths and career interests, and graduate with 12 months of work experience (and income) through the new four-year B.A. co-op stream, giving you the competitive edge for future job prospects.
- Take your love of books global and travel to a globally-known literary heritage site - from the fjords of Norway to the paths of pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales - by competing for the Barbara Rooke Travel Prize
- Gain the skills you need to become a published author contributing to Chickenscratch, an annual anthology of creative writing that puts students in the editorial seat
- Engage with acclaimed authors, including professors and guests hosted through Trent’s Writers Reading series, and explore a range of hands-on learning experiences including dramatic performance, music, creative writing, peer-assessed active learning, or blogging
- Participate in seminar and workshop classes that provide opportunities for discussion, critical thinking, and interaction with leading scholars and teachers who care about their students
"A lot of it is about communication and getting your ideas across, and that is a very valued quality to have in any job"
This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations, and for performers, athletes, writers and other talented individuals. They are employed by consulting firms, advertising agencies, corporations, associations, government, social agencies, museums, galleries, public interest groups, and cultural and other organizations, or they may be self-employed. Agents such as entertainment, literary and sports agents are included in this unit group.
- Speech Writer
- PR Specialist
- Information Services Consultant
- Drama Critic
- Social Media Manager
- Foreign Service Officer
- Marketing Executive
- Children’s Literature
- Contemporary African Fiction
- Studies in Shakespeare
- Producing Punk
- Theatre & Journalism
- Writing the Body
- Horror, Terror and the Gothic
- Graphic Fiction
- Indigenous Fiction
- Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
- Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- A minimum 70% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
- A minimum 80% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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