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
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. Works studied will include at least one of the major genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama), and at least one other type, drawn from another of the major genres or from less traditional sources, such as graphic novels, film or literary work in other media.
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 1102, students will examine thematically-linkedworks in at least one of the following major genres:

  1. Fiction (novels, novellas and/or short stories)
  2. Poetry (dramatic, narrative or lyric, which may include song lyrics)
  3. Drama
  4. Non-fiction (personal essays, autobiography, memoir, journals/diaries, travel literature)

Additionally, students will examine works in one or more of the other major genres OR in one or more of the following:

  1. Graphic novel
  2. Film
  3. Literary work in other media (such as blogs, podcasts, zines, music videos)

Texts in any of the four major genres will account for at least 70% of course readings overall.

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 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 1102, the successful student should also be able to

  1. recognize and understand the elements 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

Sample Reading Lists

A. Theme: Versions of Marriage

(Genres: fiction, drama, narrative poetry)                      

  • 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:  From Adolescence to Adulthood

(Genres: fiction and film)                                                                           

  • MacInnes, Absolute Beginners                                                                           
  • Kureshi, The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic                                                                            

(graphic memoir)

  • Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
  • Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides (film)*
  • Erian, Towelhead
  • Clowes, Ghost World (graphic novel)
  • Zwigoff, Ghost World (film)*

*Films not shown in class may be available on reserve at the library.  Students may also be required to rent and view the film on their own.

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

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency 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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 163 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 103 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3) 2017/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ENGL 1XX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
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. 2011/09/01 to 2013/08/31
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 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
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 -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENGL 1102 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1202 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1129 (3) or LANG ENGL 1130 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC ENG 122 (3) 2018/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC ENGL 151 (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 115 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 105 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2016/08/31
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 1115 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3) & TRU ENGL 101 (3) 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) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2011/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) 2015/01/01 to 2021/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 1XX (3) 2021/05/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) or TWU ENGL 104 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/12/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2009/05/01 to -
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 - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 170 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ATWP 1XX (1.5) 2009/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ENGL 250 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ENGL 1200 (3) 2019/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3) 2009/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32081
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Bourget
Jason
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32082
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Robinson
Leni
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33732
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Bourget
Jason
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
29
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2130
18:30 - 20:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33953
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Robinson
Leni
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33954
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Trainor
Kim
Open
ENGL 1102 004 - This section can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34274
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Trainor
Kim
Open
ENGL 1102 005 - This section can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
26
9
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2030
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34773
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Wright
David
Open
ENGL 1102 006 - This section is offered in a hybrid delivery format. Class meets for 2 hours per week on Wednesdays and students complete remaining course time asynchronously online.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4309
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34994
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Stiles
Diane
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35257
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Wright
David
Open
ENGL 1102 007 - This section is offered in a hybrid delivery format. Class meets for 2 hours per week on Friday and students complete remaining course time asynchronously online.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4309
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35417
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Phillips
Noelle
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35425
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Phillips
Noelle
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35489
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Klotz
Kurt
Open
ENGL 1102 010 - This section can count as a relevant course for the Certificate in Academic Foundations: Indigenous Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
31
4
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N1119
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
36375
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Stiles
Diane
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
18:30 - 21:20