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English Literature

This uniquely flexible program is designed to prepare you for any career that demands creativity, critical inquiry, and strong communication skills. Explore literature, culture and the history of ideas in courses ranging from medieval romance to contemporary graphic fiction. Participate in seminar and workshop classes that provide opportunities for discussion, critical thinking, and interaction with leading scholars. 


Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Develop a solid foundation for graduate studies and/or professional studies
  • Engage with authors during guest lectures and study with award-winning faculty dedicated to teaching and research
  • Explore alternative learning methods, including dramatic performances, music, peer-assessed active learning, blogging, or take your love of books international through the Barbara Rooke Travel Prize

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

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Career Paths

  • Broadcaster
  • Communications Strategist
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Archivist
  • Arts Critic