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Studies in Canadian Literature

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1101
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to works by Canadian authors, primarily contemporary, within the contexts of Canadian culture and identity. Students will read works from at least two major literary genres.
Course Content

All first-year English literature courses share the following features:  

  1. Students are instructed in the writing of critical essays on literary subjects.
  2. Students are taught to recognize and understand a variety of literary devices and textual elements, such as metaphor, symbolism, distinctions between author and narrator/narrating persona, and issues of language and of structure, as appropriate to the genres and texts studied.
  3. Readings and topics vary among sections of the same course, according to each instructor’s selection; however, all course materials are consistent with the objectives/outcomes for this course.

In English 1101, students will examine works in at least two of the following genres: 

  1. Fiction (novels and/or short stories)
  2. Non-fiction (personal essays, memoir, journals/diaries, travel literature)
  3. Drama
  4. Poetry
Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  1. Lecture/discussion
  2. Group work
  3. Peer editing
  4. Instructor feedback on students’ work
  5. Individual consultation
Means of Assessment
  1. A minimum of two formal academic essays, with a combined value of at least 40% of the course grade.
  2. A minimum of 80% of the course grade will be based on writing assignments (essays, essay-based exams, journals, paragraphs).  A maximum of 20% of the course grade may be based on informal writing (quizzes, short answer tests); oral reports/presentations; participation/preparation grades; and/or other non writing-intensive assignments.
  3. A minimum of 15% of the course grade will be based on in-class writing (essay or exam).
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of any first-year English literature course, the successful student should be able to

  1. read receptively and reflectively, with sensitivity to the subtleties of language;
  2. recognize and understand literary devices;
  3. practice writing as a process involving pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing;
  4. write an essay of literary analysis that develops an interpretive thesis supported by appropriate and correctly cited evidence; and
  5. give and receive constructive criticism about written work.

Upon completion of English 1101, the successful student should also be able to understand 

  1. some of the wide variety of themes and focuses in Canadian writing, such as immigrant experiences, ethnic heterogeneity, post colonialism, regional diversity, and relationships with the natural environment;
  2. the shifting nature of Canadian identity and of the Canadian literary canon; and
  3. the positioning of Canadian literary culture(s) in global contexts. 
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Sample reading list:

  • Atwood, Oryx and Crake
  • Choy, The Jade Peony
  • Highway, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
  • Selvadurai, Funny Boy
  • Coursepack, including personal essays and travel literature, short stories, and poetry

Requisites

Prerequisites

A minimum score on the Douglas College writing assessment, or equivalent, as per the College calendar.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

In combination with another 1100-level English or CRWR course or with ENGL 1200 (as per College calendar requirements), this course may serve as a prerequisite for any 2000-level English course.

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 270 (3) 2013/01/01 to 2014/08/31
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 203 (3) 2003/05/01 to 2014/08/31
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ENGL 103 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3) 2013/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 & EC ENGL 101 (6) if six credits taken as follows: EITHER = one of DOUG ENGL 1130 or 1200 plus Any 1 of: DOUG ENGL 1101, 1102, 1106, 1107, 1109, 1112, 1114, 1115, or 1118. OR = Any 2 of: DOUG ENGL 1101, 1102, 1106, 1107, 1109, 1112, 1114, 1115, or 1118.; Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1107 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1112 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1118 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2011/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3) 2012/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENGL 1102 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1201 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2005/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2009/05/01 to 2014/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 207 (3), W/B-Hum 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3), TRU ENGL (3) for each additional course. & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XX (3), OL; Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3) & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3), TRU ENGL (3) for each additional course. & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3), OL 2011/01/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) or TWU ENGL 104 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) & DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) = UBCO ENGL 150 (3) & UBCO ENGL 151 (3) 2005/05/01 to 2009/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) & DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) = UBCO ENGL 150 (3) & UBCO ENGL 151 (3) 2005/05/01 to 2009/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2009/05/01 to 2014/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 240 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ENGL 202 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ACWR 1XX (1.5) 2009/05/01 to 2014/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3) 2009/05/01 to 2014/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.