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Mar. 10th, 2006 @ 08:14 am english minor
i'm a first year mass comm student, and have been contemplating applying for an english minor.
i was wondering if anyone could give me any information on the three required courses,

ENGL 2300 British Literature I
ENGL 2802 Canadian Literature
ENGL 3502 Contemporary Literary Theory

thanks!
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From:hired_penguin
Date:March 10th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
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Be careful with british lit. Depending on the prof you get, it could be the worst english class you've ever taken.

On the other hand Canadian Lit can be a very fun course. Haven't taken contempo lit theory though.
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From:zorbgoink
Date:April 5th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Who are the profs to avoid?
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From:thetreble
Date:March 10th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
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i have taken all of them. Most kids who aren't english majors dont really enjoy the british literature courses. They are extensive and Britlit 1 focuses on literature from about 700-1700s i think? i cant remember. maybe it goes to victorians. its a year long course and its a lot of reading.

contemporary theory is a lot of just..literary theory. its pretty dry. but can lit is great. ive pretty much taken every can lit course at carleton cause im really into it. its really good to read books from canadian authors.
From:mementomori4
Date:March 10th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
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hahah most kids who ARE english majors don't enjoy the brit lit courses!
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From:thetreble
Date:March 10th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
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hahah true true. you know whats up, roomie!
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From:refrainagain
Date:March 10th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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For Canlit, Colette Tracey is a good prof if you don't like exams. The marks are from 2 essays and several group presentations, plus attendance.

For BritLit, do some research on the profs. Some are horrible lecturers but don't give midterms. Some are great lecturers with midterms from hell. Depends what you prefer!