The study of English brings awareness of culture and tradition, creation and critique, the self and others. It is a means of understanding our identities as individuals in communities, whether local, global or cultural.
Dedicated to developing and studying the art of expression, Mount Royal University's English program emphasizes interpreting and communicating information, ideas and creativity through poetry, fiction, essays, drama, film and technical documents.
Besides covering English literature in its historical, analytical and creative dimensions through a major and minor, the department offers an interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies. Both areas examine genres worldwide from historical, technical, aesthetic, theoretical and philosophical perspectives.
Writer in Residence Program
The Writer in Residence Program brings authors of national and international standing to Mount Royal University to work with and mentor students. Since 2007, the program has provided an opportunity for authors, students and faculty to meet, exchange ideas and increase awareness of scholarly and artistic endeavours. The goal of the Visiting Author Program is to allow students, faculty and the greater community access to distinguished and unique voices in the Canadian literary landscape in a personal and professional way that encourages new ideas.
Bachelor of Arts
Mount Royal’s four-year Bachelor of Arts degree gives you the freedom of countless career destinations. The degree offers majors in English, Anthropology, History, Policy Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish as well as minors in 22 subject areas. General information about the Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, can be found here.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English program have the choice of two streams of study: major in English and honours in English. Ghana Field School
Dr. Yaw Asante from the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures leads a Field School to Ghana. This experience allows students to apply their growing understanding of post-colonial literature and theory to African literary texts while experiencing first-hand the life and culture of Ghana. Field School Participants Savannah Cromwell, Shannon Pruden, and Negaar Tebyanian have offered their observations in From Text to Experience: Reflections on the Ghana Field School 2018.