Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

CURRICULUM

Within the framework of the general requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits including:

Courses Credits
One of
ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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ENGL 1129 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Drama
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to a sampling of modern drama. Writing assignments are related to the literary works studied.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128.

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ENGL 1130 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Film
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to the dramatic elements and narrative techniques of modern film. Writing assignments are related to the works studied. A feature film series accompanies the course, in addition to class hours.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128. Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

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ENGL 2223 Survey of English Literature I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the tradition of early English literature, focusing on Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Term papers are required.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2224 Survey of English Literature II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores a range of English literature by focusing on major authors and literary forms from the Restoration to the late nineteenth century. Term papers are required. (ENGL 2224 is usually preceded by ENGL 2223, but it can be taken either before or along with ENGL 2223.)

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2225 Canadian Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides a survey of Canadian literature, focusing on a selection of representative works from two or more genres (e.g. poetry, novels, drama, non-fiction prose, etc.). In addition, the course will note some of the characteristic patterns and trends in Canadian literature.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.


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ENGL 2227 Intermediate Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course teaches the strategies of reading and writing non-fiction prose. Students will learn and practice various rhetorical techniques - including description, narration, cause and effect, definition, comparison, classification, and argument - that will help them effectively convey their ideas to a specific audience. While this course focuses on academic writing, skills acquired will transfer beyond the classroom to the workplace and other settings.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2230 Survey of Narrative Film
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will examine major historical movements in narrative cinema, with particular emphasis on genres and stylistic shifts in acting, scripting, and production design. Film showings will be accompanied by introductory lectures and following discussions. A research project is required in addition to examinations.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127, or 1128; and ENGL 1130; or approval of the instructor.

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ENGL 2231 World Literature in English
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course will study 20th and 21st century literature written in English outside the traditional British/North American contexts. Course themes and content, as determined by the English Department, may vary each semester. Check the Registration Guide for details.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2233 Prose Fiction
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course will study prose fiction in a variety of forms with the goal of improving their strategies for reading and writing about 20th and 21st century prose. Course themes and content, as determined by the English Department, may vary each semester. Check the Registration Guide for details.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2234 Literature from a Feminist Perspective
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course concentrates on literature written by women and about women but welcomes students of both sexes. Depending upon the instructor, the focus of the course may be fiction, poetry, drama or criticism, taking into consideration feminist viewpoints. Term papers are required.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2235 American Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This introductory course explores a selection of major writers and themes and gradually builds a view of the distinctive features of American literature. Writing assignments are related to the works studied.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2237 Exploring Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course examines one genre, theme, or national literature. Contents vary with instructor and semester. Check the Registration Guide and Course Schedule each semester for details. Term papers and extensive reading are required.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130 or equivalent.

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ENGL 2238 Studies in Drama
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course will study a variety of plays with the goal of improving their strategies for reading and writing about dramatic texts. Term papers and extensive reading will be required. Course themes and content may vary as determined by the English Department, each semester. Check the Registration Guide for details.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1126, 1127 or 1128; and ENGL 1129 or equivalent.

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ENGL 2239 Studies in Poetry 1
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

The course examines a broad range of poems, mostly from the twentieth century. It focuses on questions of form, style, theme, and craft in order to develop an appreciation of the richness and variety of poetic expression. Term papers, oral presentations, and active involvement in discussions are required.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2327 Intermediate Composition II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Building on what students have learned in English 2227 (or equivalent), English 2327 students will continue their studies of rhetoric, "the art of persuasion." Through close analysis of various kinds of prose models, students will improve their critical reading and writing skills. They will learn various strategies for discovering and developing various kinds of arguments, including dialectic, inductive, deductive, narrative, oral, and visual arguments.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2227 or equivalent.

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ENGL 2330 Studies in Canadian Cinema
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course examines the historical development, accomplishments, limitations, and possible future directions of Canadian cinema. Film viewings will range from early silent works to contemporary French and English-language productions.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128; and ENGL 1130; or approval of the instructor.

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ENGL 2430 Film through Theory
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course examines the language of film criticism, history, and discourse, while studying the forms of narrative, cinematography, and direction within a theoretical context. Specifically designed for those students with a serious interest in cinema, the course will concentrate on the important cinematic and theoretical texts that govern current critical views of film, including formalist, psychoanalytical, semiological, feminist, and post-Marxist. Short films and film clips will be shown in class; students will be asked to view longer films on their own outside of class.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128; and ENGL 1130; or approval of the instructor.

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Notes:
1 ENGL 2239 is recommended for students who wish to take ENGL 2266
 
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ENGL 2236 Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This study of the short story emphasizes individual student writing, but the course also includes some analysis and discussion of recent and current directions in prose fiction. You will be expected to complete one or two average-length short stories and participate in writing workshops.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2246 Creative Writing: Stageplay
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students will read and study some professionally written one-act plays, but the central focus of the course will be on developing a one- or two-act play for the stage, revised on the basis of dramatic reading workshops. Preliminary assignments will include a short prose narrative, some character sketches, and exercises in the languages of dialogue, action, and setting.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, ENGL 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2256 Creative Writing: Screenwriting
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students will study the elements of screenwriting and develop a synopsis and character back stories before writing the first thirty pages of an original screenplay. Through dialogue workshops with trained actors and a director, students will revise and polish scenes. Selected scenes will be performed and videographed in a studio.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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ENGL 2266 Creative Writing: Poetry
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students will study examples of contemporary poetry and poetic theory, but our central focus will be the writing of poems. In a supportive workshop environment, writers will read their work and receive feedback. Each writer will produce a portfolio of their eight best poems, revised and presented according to standard publishing guidelines.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130 or equivalent.

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ENGL 2276 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students will study the forms and techniques of the personal essay. While students will analyse samples from a variety of professional writers, the focus of the course will be on the development of the students' own writing abilities. Students will keep a creative journal and will produce two 6-10 page personal essays. They will be encouraged to submit work for publication and to participate in public readings.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127 or 1128; and one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

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