off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Examine the English literature of the world from a variety of critical standpoints. Research the interactions of literary, political, economic and intellectual culture. Gain a broader understanding of writing. Write poetry, fiction and drama. Edit literary works and journals. Explore timely and important issues through literature. Learn to communicate effectively. Analyze theatrical productions at Greystone and Saskatoon professional theatres.
We speak it, read it and write it everyday. Yet many do not understand how truly empowering an education in English can be. Through examining English literature from various critical standpoints, our students learn how to become better readers, editors and writers. The ability to communicate and express oneself effectively is something highly sought after by today’s employers. Schools, businesses, industry and bureaucracies are increasingly recruiting graduates with superior communication skills, and the Department of English plays an important role in preparing students to succeed in a variety of professional careers. Since most jobs have a significant communications component, English courses also complement specializations in other subjects such as law, medicine, engineering, education, business and agriculture.
- The largest on campus, the Department of English is both complex and multi-faceted. It is one of Western Canada's forerunners in the development of live, interactive satellite television instruction.
- The department is also known for its strong publishing record and internship opportunities for honours students.
- In addition, it is exploring Canada’s first literary tradition through the introduction of Aboriginal literature courses.
- Explore one of the vast options of an English grad by participating in the Career Internship Seminar (English 496.3) offered to students in the honours program! Current placements include such activities as assisting with the editing of the academic journal Essays on Canadian Writing, learning about the operation of the University Library and working with the Saskatchewan Literacy Network among others!
- ENG 204: History and Future of the Book
An introductory history of the concept and technology of the book. The course focuses on the development of the book as a vehicle of communication and on its ideological and political impact, with some attention to the emergence and consequences of digital platforms such as e-mail, the web, and electronic books.
- ENG 362: The British Novel 1800 to 1850
A study of the development of the British novel, beginning with Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott, and ending with the early work of Dickens, Gaskell, and the Brontes.
- ENG 324: Early Modern Drama
A study of English drama, 1580-1640, including such playwrights as Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Jonson, Dekker, Middleton, and Ford. The course will investigate the philosophies, techniques, power and popularity associated with Tudor, Stuart, and Caroline plays.
- Technical Writer
- Communications Consultant
- Literacy Program Administrator
- Print Journalist
- TV or Radio Broadcaster
- Freelance Writer
- Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
- Communication skills: written and/or oral
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Honesty, integrity, and ethical standards
- Interpreting research findings
- Organizational/Planning skills
- Personal management/Motivational skills
- Research skills and methods