University of Waterloo

English - Literature and Rhetoric

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Rhetoric and Composition
Description:Reading and writing are as natural to you as breathing. While most of your friends are watching Romeo and Juliet online to cram for the exam, you're reading the play for the tenth time. Your poetry could give T.S Eliot a run for his money. English, reading, writing, and analysis are your passions, and you want somewhere that will inspire you to improve on these skills.

You can choose from 151 English courses - 24 in first year alone! Take rhetoric courses and learn how advertising copy sells ideas. Take digital media studies classes and merge high tech with communication. Or focus on British, Canadian, and American literature. Choose Literature or one of 2 programs developed at Waterloo: Rhetoric and Professional Writing, or Literature and Rhetoric. Also available are specializations in Digital Media Studies and English Literature in a Global Context.
URL:English - Literature and Rhetoric at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,905
International: $31,157
Careers:Managers in PublishingEditors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

To apply for admission into an English Plan, normally you must: be in good academic standing, have successfully completed ten courses and have taken at least one (and preferably two) ENGL courses.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 12, 2018

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