English (BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

Either ENGL 1483 - 1493 FW (co-requisite courses over two consecutive terms) or both ENGL 1413 and ENGL 1423


24h Electives
Courses of your choice, totalling 24 credit hours

Important Notes

You will need to register for the named courses above (either ENGL 1483 - 1493 or both ENGL 1413 and ENGL 1423), and for your 24h of elective courses. These required ENGL courses are the prerequisites for upper-year English courses.

The Arts Core is a series of requirements common to all students pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Arts. We encourage you to complete as many of these as possible in the first year:

  • 6 hours in a single language other than English: French, German, Greek, Latin, or Spanish
  • 6 hours of Social Science: Economics, Politics, Sociology, or Women's and Gender Studies*
  • 6 hours of Humanities: Art, Classics, Comparative Religion, History, Philosophy, Music, Women's and Gender Studies* (NB. studio classes in Art and Music do not fulfil this requirement)
  • 6 hours of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Math and Stats, Nutrition, Physics, or Psychology