Upcoming Courses


Please have a look at our various online/web (full blackboard) offerings for January 2017.  They are all listed in the course schedule, and have limited enrolment, so be sure to register early especially if you are a regional student.

Winter 2017

ENGL 205 Fiction - Dr. Dee Horne

ENGL 485/685  Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the US - Dr. Dee Horne

For more information, please contact the course instructors directly at:

Dr. Karin Beeler - Karin.Beeler@unbc.ca

Dr. Dee Horne - Dee.Horne@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!