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English and History (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Specialization
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study English and History?

Take on the narrative of the human story, through analysis and the re-interpretation of historical events. Challenge your assumptions about the human condition by reflecting on the lives represented in literary texts from ancient Anglo-Saxons to contemporary post-colonial voices from around the world.

The Joint Specialization in English and History will help you develop a vocabulary for making thematic connections across time. The course requirements are designed to allow you to examine the same period of history and literature in tandem, or pick complementary periods by topic.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program option

  • Joint Specialization in English and History
    (30 credits in English, 30 credits in History)


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 20
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26  

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Additional requirements for admission

English proficiency
Some applicants may be required to write an English language proficiency test with the following minimum scores: TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) – a minimum score of 100 with 22 in the writing component or IELTS – 7.0 overall with a 6.5 in the writing component.


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

After graduation, you will be prepared for any career that demands critical thinking, as well as superior research, writing, and rhetorical skills. And of course, this degree allows future teachers to gain expertise in two teachable subjects.

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