All first-year English literature courses share the following features:
- Students are instructed in the writing of critical essays on literary subjects.
- 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.
- 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 1114, students will focus on detailed analysis of poems. The works studied may include poems from diverse cultures, contexts and traditions, as well as from non-traditional sources, such as song lyrics or spoken word.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
- Group work
- Peer editing
- Instructor feedback on students’ work
- Individual consultation
- A minimum of two formal academic essays, with a combined value of at least 40% of the course grade.
- 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.
- A minimum of 15% of the course grade will be based on in-class writing (essay or exam).
Upon completion of any first-year English literature course, the successful student should be able to
- read receptively and reflectively, with sensitivity to the subtleties of language;
- recognize and understand literary devices;
- practice writing as a process involving pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing;
- write an essay of literary criticism that develops an interpretive thesis supported by appropriate and correctly cited evidence; and
- give and receive constructive criticism on written work.
Upon completion of English 1114, the successful student should also be able to recognize and understand a range of poetic devices and features, including
- A poem’s situation, and the difference between poet and speaker
- Poetic forms (open / free verse versus closed forms, such as the ballad or sonnet)
- Emotional tone (such as irony)
- Figurative language (such as imagery, metaphor and symbolism)
- Literary allusions
- Diction (such as formal versus colloquial, and the differences between denotative and connotative meaning)
- Syntax and other details of grammar and style, such as enjambment
- Prosody and sound effects—such as alliteration, rhythm and rhyme
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Sample reading list:
- Selections from an anthology such as The Broadview Anthology of Poetry
- A coursepack with additional readings
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
• 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.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
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.
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 1114|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU ENGL 2XX (3)|
|Athabasca University (AU)||DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) & DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) = AU ENGL 212 (3) & AU ENGL 2XX (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN ENGL 102 (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR ENGL 1XX (3)|
|Columbia College (COLU)||COLU ENGL 1st (3)|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU ENGL 111 (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 1XXX (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ENGL 1XXX (3)|
|North Island College (NIC)||NIC ENG 1XX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ENGL 114 (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ENGL 1120 (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ENGL 104 (3)|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW 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 102 (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) or VIU ENGL 135 (3)|