For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major.
Students may complete a maximum of six credits from the 2300-series of AP/EN courses (the Popular Genres series) for major credit in English and professional writing.
Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits
Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.
Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.
General education: 24 credits of general education chosen from approved courses in humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science and social science, including a minimum of six credits in each of humanities, natural science and social science.
Major credits: students must complete 78 credits in English and professional writing, including:
six additional credits in 2000-level English courses;
six credits in 3000-level English courses;
12 credits in 4000-level English courses.
Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.
Credits outside the major: at least 18 credits.
English Course Requirements
Students must conform to the English Department guidelines for choosing courses at each year level. Please refer to the English Department guidelines for this information.
Please also note that students must achieve a mark of 60 per cent (C) or better in both AP/EN 1001 3.00 and AP/EN 1002 3.00 to continue in the program. This is a programmatic requirement for all English degrees.
Students must choose one of the following professional writing streams in their second year of study.
Subject to course exclusions, program requirements/restrictions and residency requirements, out-of-Faculty courses may normally count for program credit toward a Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies degree.
The following out-of-Faculty courses will not count for program credit toward a Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies degree in English and professional writing:
Subject to course exclusions, program requirements/restrictions and residency requirements, the following courses are acceptable substitutes for the purpose of meeting English and Professional Writing program requirements: