Course

Reading Fiction

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1106
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 fiction. Texts assigned will emphasize a variety of genres, such as realism, fantasy, mystery and romance, and may reflect significant developments in the history of fiction.
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 1106, students will read both novels and short stories in a variety of genres.

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 and paragraphs. A maximum of 20% of the course grade may be based on informal writing such as quizzes and short answer tests, and/or non writing-intensive assignments such as oral reports, presentations, participation and 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 on written work.

Upon completion of 1106, the successful student should also be able to

  1. recognize different strategies of narrative development in fiction;
  2. discuss elements of fiction, such as plot, setting, character, and point-of-view;
  3. understand the features and concepts of genre in fiction; and
  4. identify and define the interpretive elements of themes in fiction.
Textbook Materials

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

Sample Reading List A:

  • The Norton Anthology of Shorter Fiction
  • Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Robinson, Monkey Beach

Sample Reading List B:

  • Contemporary Women's Short Stories: An Anthology
  • Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Vermette, The Break

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 1106
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX ENGL 101 (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU ENGL 211 (3)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 1XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC ENGL 108 (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ENGL 102 (3)
Columbia College (COLU) COLU ENGL 121 (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ENGL 121 (3)
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3)
Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) JIBC ENGL 1110 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1XXX (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1XXX (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC ENGL 151 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 112 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1110 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW ENGL 105 (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 103 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ATWP 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ENGL 1XXX (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32083
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Fong
Instructor First Name
Dorritta
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
New Westminster - South Bldg.
Room
S1670
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32084
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Fong
Instructor First Name
Dorritta
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
33
2
Actual Wait Count
4
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
New Westminster - South Bldg.
Room
S1670
Start Time
10:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32085
Wed Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Klotz
Instructor First Name
Kurt
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

ENGL 1106 003 - This section can count as a relevant course for the Certificate in Academic Foundations: Indigenous Studies.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
Building
New Westminster - South Bldg.
Room
S1620
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32764
Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Klotz
Instructor First Name
Kurt
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

ENGL 1106 004 - This section can count as a relevant course for the Certificate in Academic Foundations: Indigenous Studies.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
New Westminster - South Bldg.
Room
S1670
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34775
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Earle
Instructor First Name
Nancy
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2010
Start Time
10:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34783
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Earle
Instructor First Name
Nancy
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2010
Start Time
14:30
-
End Time
16:20