Richard Van Camp: Storyteller-in-Residence
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Plan your 2024–25 courses.

Let next year’s course offerings excite and inspire you! 

Our courses
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Hone your skills

Studying English increases your ability to analyze texts and to write effectively, all while delving further into the literature you love. Maya Linsley (BA '24) completed research into fan culture and unlikely archives as an Honours student.

Undergraduate studies
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ENSH is the new ENGL

Check out our Curriculum Upgrade.

ENSH is the new ENGL
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A vibrant community of graduate students

Our programs let you explore different topics and build your own skill sets. Graduate student Alana Sayers’ research is focused on Indigenous literature and its importance.

Graduate studies
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Vibrant research

Our students and faculty participate in a number of fascinating research projects, like the Map of Early Modern London project: a digital, interactive version of the Civitas Londinum.

Our research
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Professional communication

UVic's unique Professional Communication program lets you develop highly employable skills while you complete your undergraduate degree.

Professional communication program

Literature captures us and urges us to reflect on our relationship to the world, to our culture and to ourselves. In stories, poems and plays; in film, graphic novels and even video games, we represent who we are through imagination and language.

We offer a wide range of both traditional and innovative courses that tackle literature from a variety of perspectives. Let us feed your imagination and challenge your intellect.

The English Department is proud to announce a Curriculum Upgrade, which includes changes to all courses and programs. This Upgraded Curriculum will:

  • expose students to a wider range of global English-language literatures, cultures and histories (such as Indigenous, Caribbean, African and Indian) than our current curriculum and program requirements, which rest solidly on the British literary tradition, permit.
  • prepare students with the analytical, argumentative and writing skills necessary to the careers that, as English Majors or Honours students, they are likely to pursue in communications, teaching, editing, public writing, and librarianship, among other areas.
  • maintain excellence in preparing students for post-graduate studies in literature and associated fields as graduate programs in literature departments continue to broaden their offerings to include digital, media, genre and cultural studies.
  • ensure student success by scaffolding skills development in writing, analysis and argumentation from year to year through the degree.

The Upgraded Curriculum went into effect Summer 2023. You can learn more about the Curriculum Upgrade here.



We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Find your edge in UVic’s Department of English