Mount Royal’s Department of English offers a rich variety of courses designed to give you a solid base for your liberal arts education. The department offers an opportunity to sharpen your writing and analytical skills. As part of its international focus the department offers a unique field school opportunity in Ghana.
Bachelor of Arts
Mount Royal’s four-year Bachelor of Arts degree gives you the freedom of countless career destinations. The program offers majors in English, Anthropology, History, Policy Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish as well as minors in 17 subject areas. General information about the Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, can be found here.
A Co-operative Education option is available for qualified students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English program.
Dedicated to the Written Word
Students and faculty in the Department of English work towards an understanding and enjoyment of the written word. We read a text not just to find out what it says, but to see how it works. We practice the art of writing — not just to communicate information, but to do so with conviction, clarity, reasoned argument and personality. We work with the idea in mind that texts in their many forms - poetry, film, fiction, drama, the essay and technical communication — shape our critical and ethical sensibilities, our awareness of culture and tradition, and our identities as people in communities larger than ourselves.
News and Events
The English Department at Mount Royal University is a vibrant place. Below are just a few highlights of current department news and upcoming events. Please see the English Department News and Events page for a complete list. Prospective and current English students are also invited to check out the English Student Resources page for the most current information regarding things such as scholarships and English and Film Studies course offerings, as well as a list of links to helpful campus services.
The Department of English in conjunction with other MRU departments is now offering an interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies. Information regarding requirements for the minor and course offerings in Film Studies is available here.
The Mount Royal Centennial Reader was launched in 2010-2011 as part of the University's centennial celebrations. Please click here for more information regarding essay submission. The deadlines for submissions are October 31 and March 31 of each year.
English and Film Students' Societies
The English Students' Society can be reached here.
The Film Students' Society can be reached here.