Studies in Fiction, Poetry and Drama

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1109
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 emphasizes the close reading of three genres – fiction, poetry, and drama – and examines their defining features.
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 of the course. 

In English 1109, students will examine works in three literary genres: 

  1. Fiction (novels and/or short stories)
  2. Drama
  3. 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 on written work.

Upon completion of English 1109, the successful student should be able to recognize and understand,

  1. in reading fiction,
  • different strategies of narrative development in fiction;
  • elements of fiction, such as plot, setting, character, and point-of-view;
  • the features and concepts of genre in fiction; and
  • the interpretive elements of themes in fiction.
  • in reading poetry,  
    • common poetic forms, such as the ballad or sonnet;
    • emotional tone, including irony;
    • figurative language, such as metaphor and symbolism;
    • diction, including the differences between denotative and connotative meaning;
    • prosody, including sentence rhythms, metre and rhyme;
    • sentence level details of grammar and syntax;
    • the difference between poet and speaker; and
    • literary allusions.
  • in reading drama,
    • the nature of character;
    • components of structure, including plot and sub-plot, exposition and conflict;
    • dialogue, monologue and soliloquy;
    • stagecraft;
    • performance; and
    • the influence of an audience on the play.
    Textbook Materials

    Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

    Sample reading list:

    • Beckett, Waiting for Godot
    • Geddes (ed.), Twentieth Century Poetry and Poetics
    • Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles
    • Munro, The Progress of Love
    • Shaw, Saint Joan
    • DiYanni (ed.), Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

    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 161 (3) 2021/09/01 to -
    Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 103 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3) 2020/09/01 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
    Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3) 2013/09/01 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
    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 1204 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1129 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 1XX (3) 2009/09/01 to 2016/08/31
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 111 (3) or SFU ENGL 1XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1210 (3) 2010/09/01 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 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 121 (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 2019/12/31
    Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 1XX (3) 2020/01/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 110 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 108 (3) 2009/09/01 to -
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ATWP 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
    Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ENGL 1XXX (3) 2019/01/01 to -
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 116 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30

    Course Offerings

    Fall 2021

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    32765
    Tue Thu
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Emilsson
    Wilhelm
    Open
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    35
    28
    7
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    Coquitlam - Bldg. B
    B2030
    10:30 - 12:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    32766
    Tue Thu
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Emilsson
    Wilhelm
    Open
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    35
    19
    16
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    Coquitlam - Bldg. B
    B2030
    12:30 - 14:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    33989
    Tue Thu
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Klotz
    Kurt
    Open
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    35
    20
    15
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    New Westminster - South Bldg.
    S0670
    16:30 - 18:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    35835
    Tue Thu
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Stewart
    Fenn
    Full
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    35
    35
    0
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    New Westminster - North Bldg.
    N2203
    10:30 - 12:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    35836
    Tue Thu
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Stewart
    Fenn
    Open
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    35
    34
    1
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    New Westminster - North Bldg.
    N4309
    12:30 - 14:20