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World Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
World Literature focuses on the way writing travels beyond its context of origin and gain new meanings in other languages, nations and traditions. Students learn about cross-cultural understanding and the influence among authors across time, culture and linguistic boundaries. Simon Fraser University is only one of seven other universities in the world that offer World Literature.
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Overview

Courses cover a broad spectrum of literary genres, historical periods and translated texts from regions such as Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Students in World Literature at Simon Fraser University have the opportunity to study languages such as Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Spanish and more ... the language of instruction is English. Students are also encouraged to participate in an international exchange, field school or co-operative education work term to complement their degree.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Copy Writer
  • Critic
  • Development Project Manager
  • Director of Community Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to World Literature
  • Writing About Literature
  • Literature Across Cultures: Law in Literature
  • Modern World Literature
  • East / West
  • Poets and Sages: on the Ineffable
  • Text & Context
  • Imperial Cultures
  • Special Topic: Creative Writing - Short Fiction
  • After Modernities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Quantitative and analytical skills requirement
  • All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills.
  • You need a minimum of a C- grade in Pure Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics on the GCE Ordinary “O” Level Examinations, or a minimum of a D grade in Advanced “A” Level (or AS Level) Examinations for admission.
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
  • Admission average calculated on a minimum of three A-Level subjects, or two A-levels and two AS-Level subjects (all of which must be in different subject areas)
  • Submit certified true copies of final GCSE results and predicted A-level results

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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