Second Year Courses for Summer 2017.

For more information, feel free to contact the individual instructors or Kina Cavicchioli, English Department Chair: 604-323-5391 or

All our second year courses are fully transferable to UBC and SFU. 

English 2223: Survey of English Literature I 

English 2223 explores the wealth of English literature from its beginnings through the 17th century, emphasizing major works by major authors: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Milton’s Paradise Lost. This summer, among other adventures, we’ll wend our way to Canterbury, gather rosebuds while we may, change our identities and reveal our selves, and pursue things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. We’ll read poems long and short, silently and aloud, rhymed and unrhymed, and we’ll get to be really, really comfortable with iambic pentameter. Really.                                      

20232 ENGL 2223 001 TR 1030-1220 with Noel Currie

English 2236: Creative Writing, Prose Fiction

This course is designed to help students become better writers and critics of fiction at a beginner to intermediate level. Activities include lectures, in-class writing exercises, discussion based upon unit notes and two workshops. You'll write two strong stories and two critiques. It's very interactive and your vocal contributions are an important aspect of the course!

20233 ENGL 2236 001 MW 1230-1420 with Trevor Newland

ENGL 2237: The Future of Fiction? Studies in Video Game Storytelling

Critics and academics often dismiss the artistic merit of video games; for instance, in 2010, Roger Ebert remarked “video games can never be art.” The purpose of this course is to challenge this idea: we will consider games as art. Specifically, you will learn to critically “read” video games in a similar way that you would analyze a novel, poem, play or film. This course is welcome to all students – from hardened video game veterans to squishy newbies.

20234 ENGL 2237 001 TR 1230-1420 with Greg Holditch


English 2276: Creative Writing, Nonfiction

Discover the amazingly flexible form of the personal essay. We’ll draw on personal memory, literature, music, popular culture and other sources of inspiration in this dynamic, supportive, playful and hands-on workshop in capturing, bending, and shaping the truth. Class activities will include responding to writing prompts, discussion of readings and peer-editing and critique of each others’ writing. Assignments include two personal essays, written critiques, and journal responses to a wide variety of examples of the genre. In the process, you’ll find out how much fun nonfiction can be.

20235 ENGL 2276 001 MW 1030-1220 with Kathleen Oliver