Course

Reading Literature and Culture

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1102
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

Course Description
In this course students will read, discuss and write about at least one major theme in literature and culture, such as crime and punishment, gender roles, immigrant experiences, or paradise lost. Texts studied will be drawn from at least two literary genres.
Course Content

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

  1. Students are instructed in the writing of analytical 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 1102, students will examine thematically linked texts in at least two literary genres.

The majority of class-time will be spent in discussing and analyzing course materials.  Where film or works in other media are to be examined, students may be required to view some of these works outside of class time.

Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  1. Lecture/discussion
  2. Group work
  3. Peer review
  4. Instructor feedback on students’ work
  5. Individual consultation
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

  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 such as essays, essay-based exams, journals or paragraphs. A maximum of 20% of the course grade may be based on informal writing such as quizzes or short answer tests, and/or non writing-intensive assignments such as oral reports, presentations, participation or preparation.
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. read analytically and reflectively, with attention 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 argumentative thesis supported by appropriate, correctly integrated and cited evidence; and
  5. give and receive constructive criticism about written work.

Upon completion of English 1102, the successful student should also be able to

  1. recognize and understand the element of theme in literature;
  2. understand and analyze the relationship of theme to other literary elements, such as plot, character, setting, figurative language and irony; and
  3. recognize and appreciate connections between the theme(s) studied in the course and social issues.
Textbook Materials

A list of required textbooks and materials will be provided for students at the beginning of the semester.

Sample Reading Lists

A. Theme: Versions of Marriage                 

  • Chaucer, “Prologue to ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’”          
  • Ibsen, A Doll's House                                               
  • Ross, As for Me and My House                                          
  • Rule, Desert of the Heart                                                                                    
  • Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing                         
  • Shields/Howard, A Celibate Season                              

B. Theme: Globalising: Identity as Diversity                                                                        

  • Damrosch et al., The Longman Anthology or World Literature (Compact Edition)
  • Lindberg, Birdie
  • Murata, Convenience Store Woman
  • Shamsie, Home Fire
  • Tan, The Arrival

C. Theme: The Limits of Humanity

Course reader including science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories such as:

  • Butler, "Blood Child"
  • Chiang, "Story of Your Life"
  • Heinlein, "'– All You Zombies –'"
  • Liu, "The Paper Menagerie"
  • Roanhorse, "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience"
  • Tuttle, "Wives"

Novel:

  • VanderMeer, Annihilation

Film and Television:

  • Brooker, "San Junipero" (Black Mirror episode)
  • Garland, Ex Machina
  • Peele, Get Out

 

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

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
OR
• 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.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for ENGL 1102
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 163 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 103 (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC ENGL 104 (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ENGL 1XX (3)
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1202 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1129 (3) or LANG ENGL 1130 (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC ENG 122 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC ENGL 151 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 115 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 1XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 1st (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 1XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 170 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ATWP 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ENGL 1200 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33953
Wed Fri
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Stewart
Fenn
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
13
22
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4303
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33954
Wed Fri
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Stewart
Fenn
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
31
4
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4303
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34274
Mon Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Bourget
Jason
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
17
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2010
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34773
Wed Fri
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
TBA
(Faculty)
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
14
21
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34994
Mon Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Bourget
Jason
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
8
27
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2010
18:30 - 20:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35257
Wed Fri
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
TBA
(Faculty)
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
15
20
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35417
Tue Thu
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
McCausland
Elizabeth
Open
This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in
Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
20
15
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35425
Tue Thu
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
McCausland
Elizabeth
Full
This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in
Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
12:30 - 14:20