Examples of Acceptable English Courses at Ontario Universities

The following table provides examples of many of the acceptable 100 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 refernce.  Please note, however, that you are not limited to the 100 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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Updated July 2017

Course Code
ENGL1006 or 1906
Athabasca University (Alberta) ONLINE courses

Note:  3 credits equals 0.5 (half) credit equivalent at U of Toronto.  Challenge for credit is not acceptable.
One of: ENGL211 or 255
One of : ENGL 1F91 , 1F95, 1F97
One of:  ENGL1000, 1009, 1010, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400
ENGL2200 (online)  is NOT acceptable
One of: ENGL1030, 1080, 1200, 1410
One of: ENGL 1011, 1015, 1016, 1031, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118
(ENG1238 is NOT Acceptable)
One of : ENG1705 or 1706
One of: ENG1A03, 1AA3, 1C06, 1CS3
One of : ENGL 1006, 1007, 1016, 1017, 1026, 1027, 1036, 1037
(ENGL1551 is NOT acceptable)
One of : ENG1100, 1120, 1121, 1124
(ENG1112 and 1131 are NOT acceptable)
One of: ENGL100 (also offered online) or 160
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, 110Y1, 140Y1 or 150Y1
(PCL285H1 taken 2009 to  2015 is also acceptable)
ENG287H1 (The Digital Text) is NOT acceptable
Toronto (Mississauga)
One of : ENG100H5, 110Y5, 140Y5
(ENG121H5 and 122H5 - Theatre and Drama-  are NOT acceptable)
Toronto (Scarborough)
One of : ENGA10H3 or ENGA11H3
One Of: ENGL1001H, 1003H, 1005H, 2001H
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Joint courses offered  with Trent University – see Trent listing above
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
One of : ENG1020E, 1022E, 1024E, 1027F/G, 1028F/G
Wilfrid Laurier
One of: EN107, 108, 111, 119, 165, 190
One of: English 26-100 /122/123/128/140
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