Upcoming Courses

Spring / Summer 2017

Hello Students

Please have a look at our spring/summer course offerings and make sure that you register a month before the course starts as courses are normally cancelled if there is insufficient enrolment (under 15 students) three weeks prior to the course start date.

This year we are offering two sections of ENGL 170, Writing and Communication Skills, in May and July

ENGL 493/693, Cultural Studies: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki in June

ENGL 271, Introduction to Creative Writing in Port Edward, May 29 - June 2.

For more information, regarding ENGL 271 or ENGL 493/693 please contact the instructor Robert Budde at robert.budde@unbc.ca

For ENGL 170 please contact the English Department Chair Dr. Karin Beeler at karin.beeler@unbc.ca

See the UNBC course schedule for other English course offerings including courses offered in the Regions.

Visiting Writers/Speakers

The Department of English has hosted readings or talks by writers and visiting speakers who enhance the literary and cultural experience for the UNBC community and for the general community.

Some of writers over the years have included  Janet Rogers, Jeannette Armstrong, Denise Chong, Lorna Crozier, Maggie de Vries, Robert Kroetsch, Kathy Page, Eden Robinson, Aritha van Herk, Rudy Wiebe and visiting scholars like Dr. Jonathan Hart (Alberta) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Martens (Saarland University).

For further information on some of the past writers please click here.


UNBC offers a Master of Arts in English:  Application Deadline is December 15th

For further information on Graduate Admissions, please click here

Application requirements are available at the Office ​of the Registrar.


The Bachelor of Arts Program

A degree in English is the cornerstone for many interesting careers and prepares students to be effective communicators, shrewd thinkers, and excellent writers.

Our department is innovative with an emphasis on literary, creative and media studies.  We offer courses from around the globe as well as creative writing.  Key areas include Canadian, American, British and First Nations literatures, Media Studies (film and television) and Creative Writing.

We also offer a Major and a Minor in English as well as Joint Majors in English/History, English/Political Science, English/Women’s Studies, and English/Environmental Studies.

The Department of English is committed to artistic and cultural expression not only through undergraduate courses in literary studies, creative writing and media studies, but also through graduate level offerings that are part of the Master of Arts degree in Literature, Culture and Place. Come join us!