The goal of the Department of English at York University is to produce people who will lead productive and satisfying lives. The great literature of the ages can give wisdom and insight into the human condition; it nurtures our understanding, our compassion and all that is highest and best in us, and so in a hundred ways it can help us feed our souls as Christians.
As a student of English at York University, you will:
The English Department offers classes in British, American, and world literature; composition; creative writing and poetry; critical theory; and the teaching of English. A Bachelor of Arts in English could lead to a career in publishing/editing; copyrighting and advertising; public relations and professional communication; and English education, to name a few.
As a York University English student, you will also be well prepared for graduate or professional studies in literature, rhetoric, writing, law, communication, and education. The Department of English also cooperates with the Department of Education to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education (7-12).
We look forward to meeting you!