Examples of Acceptable English Courses at Ontario Universities

The following table provides examples of many of the acceptable Introductory (first year) level English courses identified at Ontario universities, plus some online courses at non-Ontario institutions.  There are also some specific examples of unacceptable courses for reference. Please note, however, that you are not limited to the first year level credits; you may choose from the very large variety of courses offered at the upper year levels if you have the pre-requisite(s) as required at your home university. You should also note that there may be restrictions on enrolment based on your program of study.

Acceptable courses include English Composition and English Literature courses in many genres including Children’s Literature, Science Fiction, Poetry and Prose, Detective Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and The Graphic Novel.

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As of September 6, 2019

University Course Code
Algoma ENGL1006
Athabasca University (Alberta) ONLINE courses 
Challenge for credit is not acceptable.
One of: ENGL211 or 255

Note ‘100’ level courses are NOT acceptable

Brock One of : ENGL 1F91 , 1F95, 1F97
Carleton One of:  ENGL1000, 1009, 1010, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400
ENGL2200 (online) is NOT acceptable
Guelph One of: ENGL1030, 1080, 1200, 1410
Lakehead One of: ENGL 1011, 1015, 1016, 1031, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118
(ENG1238 is NOT Acceptable)
Laurentian One of : ENG1705 or 1706
McMaster One of: ENGL 1C06, 1CS3, 1F03, 1G03, 1H03

Or former ENG1A03 or 1AA3

Nipissing One of : ENGL 1006, 1007, 1016, 1017, 1026, 1027, 1036, 1037
(ENGL1551 is NOT acceptable)
Ottawa One of : ENG1100, 1120, 1121, 1124
(ENG1112 and 1131 are NOT acceptable)
Queen’s One of: ENGL100 (also offered online) or 160
Ryerson One of : ENG/CENG 101, 104, 108, 112
(CENG 108 and 112 are also offered online)
Thompson Rivers University (ONLINE courses)
One of : ENGL1001,  1009, 1019, 1021, 1101
Note:  courses beginning with ‘0’ are NOT acceptable
Toronto (St George) One of:  ENG100H1, 102H1, 110Y1, 140Y1 or 150Y1
former PCL285H1 (offered from 2009 to 2015) is also acceptable
ENG287H1 (The Digital Text) is NOT acceptable
Toronto (Mississauga) One of : ENG100H5, 101H5, 110H5, 140Y5

ENG121H5 and 122H5 – Theatre and Drama-  are NOT acceptable

Toronto (Scarborough) One of : ENGA10H3 or ENGA11H3
Trent One Of: ENGL1001H, 1003H, 1005H, 2001H
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Joint courses offered  with Trent University – see Trent listing above
Waterloo One of: ENGL100A/B/C, 101A/B, 104,108A/B/C/E/F/H/M, 109, 190, 140R
(ENGL101B, 109, and 190 also offered online)
ENG108D (Digital Lives) is NOT acceptable
ENGL/ESL/EMSL 129R is NOT acceptable
Western One of : ENG1020E, 1022E, 1024E, 1027F/G, 1028F/G
Wilfrid Laurier One of: EN107, 108, 111, 119, 165, 190
Windsor One of: English 1009,1229, 1239, 1289, 1409
York One of : EN1001 3.0, 1006 3.0, 1101 6.0, 1102 6.0, 1103 6.0, 1201 6.0, 1602 6.0, 1953 6.0