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
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
In this course, students will read, discuss and write about fiction. Works 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 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 1106, students will read both short stories and novels in at least three different genres of fiction, such as realism, romance, mystery and fantasy.

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 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

Sample reading list A:

  • The Norton Anthology of Shorter Fiction
  • Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • Bram Stoker, Dracula
  • Alice Munro, Selected Stories

Sample reading list B:

  • Contemporary Women's Short Stories: An Anthology
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden
  • Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, Skim

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

Requisite for

In combination with another 1100-level English or CRWR course (as per College calendar requirements), this course may serve as a prerequisite for any 2nd year 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
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX ENGL 101 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU ENGL 211 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 1XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 104 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ENGL 102 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) COLU ENGL 121 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ENGL 121 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
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 & 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) EC ENGL 100 lev (3) 2013/09/01 to -
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
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENGL 1102 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) JIBC ENGL 1110 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2009/05/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1XXX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1129 (3) or LANG ENGL 1XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/12/31
North Island College (NIC) NIC ENG 120 (3) 2013/01/01 to 2018/08/31
Okanagan College (OC) OC ENGL 151 (3) 2009/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 101 (3), W/B-Hum 2004/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 112 (3), W/B-Hum 2016/09/01 to -
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) 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 1110 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
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), OL 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) or TWU ENGL 104 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW ENGL 105 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 151 (3) 2009/05/01 to 2012/12/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2013/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 103 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 1XX (3) 2019/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 120 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ACWR 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) 2017/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 1st (3) 2013/01/01 to 2016/12/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3) 2009/05/01 to 2012/12/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 112 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
33495
Tue Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Earle
Nancy
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34774
Tue Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Earle
Nancy
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34775
Tue Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Fong
Dorritta
Waitlist
Online
ENGL 1106 007 - This section can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
30
5
6
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34783
Tue Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Fong
Dorritta
Waitlist
Online
ENGL 1106 008 - This section can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts Specialization in Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
30
5
6
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36684
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Stephenson
Ryan
Waitlist
Online
All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
16
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36685
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Stephenson
Ryan
Waitlist
Online
All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
13
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36820
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Stachura
Michael
Waitlist
Online
This is a fully online course. All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
36
-1
11
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36821
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Stachura
Michael
Waitlist
Online
This is a fully online course. All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
12