Course content will be drawn from the following areas:
I. Tasks (Written and Oral)
II. Compositional Strategies
This course will emphasize learning through interactive instruction. Students will involve themselves in the discussion, analysis, and production of various writing activities. Under the instructor’s direction, students will integrate the results of primary and/or secondary research activities with appropriate language and structural principles in a number of writing situations. Additionally, instructors will respect the principle and values advocated by instructors within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies. Students may be requested to write in response to textbook and program material, film or video scenarios, field trips and other experiential situations in the workplace. Other methods include lectures, group discussions, and presentations by resource people with field-related expertise.
To pass CMNS 1110, students must demonstrate the ability to write in standard English and demonstrate communicative competence in relation to the designed writing purposes, audiences and tasks in the social services field.
Evaluation will be based on this general breakdown:
|Preparation and Participation||10%|
Communications 1110 has been developed to meet the communications requirements of specific programs within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies.
I. General Skills
The student will be able to:
II. Specific Skills
The student will be able to:
III. Specific Writing Tasks
The students will be required to successfully complete writing tasks selected from the following list:
IV. Specific Oral Tasks
No single text is applicable for all career programs or for all course objectives. However, a handbook and/or exercise book is required. The following are examples of possibilities:
Any College entrance Language Proficiency Requirement with the exceptions of the Douglas College Course Options in ELLA or ENGU and the assessments listed below. These require the specified higher standard for entry into CMNS, CRWR and ENGL courses.
• a minimum grade of C- in ELLA 0460, or a minimum grade of C- in both ELLA 0465 and 0475, OR
• a minimum grade of C- in ENGU 0450 or ENGU 0455 or ENGU 0490, OR
• Mastery in ELLA 0330 and any two of ELLA 0310, 0320, or 0340, OR
• TOEFL overall score of 83 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, OR
• IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; for individual bands below 6.0:
• if in Speaking, ELLA 0210 required
• if in Reading or Listening, ELLA 0220 required
• if in Writing, ELLA 0230 and ELLA 0240 required
• CLB score of 8, OR
• CEFR level B2+, OR
• CAEL minimum overall and essay score of 70 (computer or paper based), OR
• recognized equivalent or exemption.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO BUS 130 (3)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||No credit||2013/01/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU CMNS 1110 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG CMNS 1XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CMNS 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CMNS 1XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ENGL 150 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU COMM 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CMNS 125 (3), Credit granted for only one of DOUG CMNS 1110, DOUG CMNS 1111, or DOUG CMNS 1115.||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ENGL 225 (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ENGL 204 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|