4 Year BA in Screen Studies


As of May 2016, students will be able to register in this Specialization and it will be noted on their transcripts.

The Screen and Cultural Studies Specialization focuses not only on literary texts, but also on cinematic, media, and cultural texts. Courses in this area reflect an interest in literary and cultural history; literary and cinematic forms, movements, and genres; cultural and critical theory; audience and reception studies; and the intersections between literature, film and other forms of cultural production.

Students interested in registering in this specialization should consult a faculty advisor prior to Registration. The 2016-17 faculty advisor is Dr. Andrew Burke (

All students are welcome to take courses in this area, whether they choose the specialization or not.

(see below for a list of 2016-17 courses)

Required Courses

Students are required to fulfil all current requirements for a 4-Year BA in English, as listed in the Calendar:

In addition, students pursuing a specialization in Screen and Cultural Studies must complete the following:

Core Course:

ENGL-2146 (6) Screen Studies OR ENGL-2145(6) Field of Cultural Studies

12 credit hours of study in additional courses in Screen and Cultural Studies, chosen from the following list:

ENGL-2145(6) Field of Cultural Studies (if not already counted as the core course)
ENGL-2146 (6) Screen Studies (if not already counted as the core course)
ENGL-2180 (6) Popular Literature and Film
ENGL-3169(3) Films for Young People
ENGL-3190(6) Literature and Film
ENGL- 4741(3/6) Topics in Screen and Cultural Studies

A minimum of 18 additional credit hours in English courses other than courses in Screen and Cultural Studies.

Additional recommended courses:   
ENGL-3151(6) Critical Theory: An Introduction OR ENGL-4110(6) Critical Theory
THFM-2610(3) Script and Screen*
THFM-2612(3) Script and the Small Screen*

*Note that a maximum of 9 credit hours in Theatre and Film can count toward the minimum 48 credit hours in the Major subject.  Also note that Theatre and Film courses have their own prerequisites and regulations.

2016-17 COURSES

The following courses are recommended for students in the 4 Year BA Specialization in Screen and Cultural Studies. Students should select courses from the following list in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Note: Non-Honours students need the instructor’s permission to register in 4000-level courses.


ENGL 1004.3-001 Introduction to Reading Cultures (TBA)
ENGL 1004.3-002 Introduction to Reading Cultures: Sports & Culture (A. Burke)
ENGL 2922.3-001 Topics in Women Writers: African American (J. Wills)
ENGL 3169.3-001 Films for Children (H. Snell)
ENGL 3980.3-001 Topics in Comics and Graphic Narrative: Canadian Comics (C. Rifkind)
ENGL 4160.3-050 Advanced Studies in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (N. Hamer)
ENGL 4901.3-001 Gender, Sex, and Culture (H. Milne)


ENGL 2113.6-001 Picture Books for Children (N. Hamer)
ENGL 2114.6-001 Fairy Tales and Culture (C. Tosenberger)
ENGL 2145.6-001 Field of Cultural Studies (B. Cornellier)
ENGL 2146.6-050 Screen Studies (A. Burke)
ENGL 2180.6-001 Popular Literature and Film (TBA)
ENGL 2722.6-001 Postcolonial Literature and Culture (H. Snell)
ENGL 3716.6-001 Canadian Literature and Culture (C. Rifkind)
ENGL 3901.6-001 Queer Literature, Culture, and Theory (H. Milne)
ENGL 3905.6-001 Biblical Texts and Cultural Studies (K. Venema)
ENGL 4110.6-001 Critical Theory: Pop Music (A. Burke)


ENGL 1004.3-051 Introduction to English: Reading Cultures (C. Tosenberger)
ENGL 3724.3-001 Topics in Race and Ethnicity: Biologism & Identity (J. Wills)
ENGL 3980.3-002 Topics in Comics and Graphic Narrative (B. Christopher)
ENGL 4160.3-001 Advanced Studies in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (H. Snell)
ENGL 4740.3-052 Topics in Comparative Literature: Graphic Biography (C. Rifkind)