Department of English & Cultural Studies


Welcome to the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. We have a tradition of outstanding scholarship and teaching in the field of English, and our graduate and undergraduate programs have strong reputations. We combine long-standing commitments to the exploration of British, American, and Canadian literature of all periods with expertise in Postcolonial literature and cultures and in approaches to literary study that emphasize transnational connections. We were among the first English Departments in Canada to develop courses and programs in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, and we strongly believe that these offerings foster a unique and valuable set of critical, analytical, and communications skills in our students. Please explore our website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, our faculty and students, our visiting speakers series, our Mabel Pugh Taylor writer-in-residence program, our annual John Douglas Taylor Conference, and the journals we edit. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Undergraduate Registration

Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015

Sessional Dates

Department of English & Cultural Course Listings

Programs Offered by Department of English & Cultural Studies
Areas of Study

Honours English (B.A) Requirement
Honours English & Mathematics (B.A)
Combined Honours In Cultural Studies and Critcal Theory and Another Subject (B.A)
Combined Honours in English and Another Subject (B.A)
English (B.A)


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