Language is power. We use language for the whole range of activities that make us human, from passion to politics; we negotiate through language in every waking moment of our lives. Literature is language at its most effective.
English at Otago is designed to fulfil three main aims: opening up the vast and delightful range of literatures written in English; providing a grasp of the concepts and techniques for analysing texts; and improving communication skills of every kind.
By taking English you will find your perceptions sharpened, your understanding deepened and your enjoyment enhanced - for life. Above all, you will equip yourself for a career in almost any sector of society.
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of English (ENGL) papers.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English
ENGL 121 English Literature: A Survey
Three 200-level ENGL papers
EURO 202 The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 200-level ENGL paper
Four 300-level ENGL papers
EURO 302 The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 300-level ENGL paper
198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in English
Master of Arts (MA) in English
Minor Subject Requirements
English as a minor subject for a BA, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc or BCom degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree
Two papers from 200-level ENGL papers
One 300-level ENGL paper