English

Code Course Description
ENGL 1099

Academic Writing Skills Review

This course will refresh the student’s writing ability in preparation for university-transfer courses requiring writing. It will include instruction in paragraph and essay development as well as work on grammar and mechanics.

ENGL 1102

Reading Literature and Culture

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.

ENGL 1106

Reading Fiction

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.

ENGL 1109

Studies in Fiction, Poetry and Drama

This course emphasizes the close reading of three genres – fiction, poetry, and drama – and examines their defining features.

ENGL 1114

Reading Poetry

In this course students will read, discuss and write about poetry. The works assigned may include poems from diverse cultures, contexts and traditions, as well as from non-traditional sources, such as song lyrics or spoken word.

ENGL 1115

Reading Plays

In this course students will read, discuss and write about plays as literature, including elements of stagecraft and performance. Plays assigned may emphasize a variety of genres (such as tragedy, comedy, the one-act play, the dramatic monologue) and may reflect significant developments in the history of theatre, from its beginnings to the present.

ENGL 1118

Studies in the Literature of Life Writing

In this course, students will explore life writing, reading works such as biography, memoir, travel literature, diaries and letters. Students may read some fictional works as well, for comparison purposes.

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

This course introduces students to the process of writing academic argument papers, and to strategies, assignments and exercises that develop their abilities as researchers, readers and writers of scholarly prose. Students will examine the general principles of composition, and the specific conventions of academic writing as practiced in several disciplines, particularly in the arts and humanities. Students will gain experience in locating, evaluating and using sources within their own writing.

ENGL 1200

Advanced Composition And Style

This course provides instruction and practice in expository and argumentative writing to further develop non-fiction prose-writing ability. Through reading selected essays and studying their own writing, students examine stylistic choices and rhetorical techniques while developing their own prose style. The course may be run as a writing workshop.

ENGL 2101

Studies in Canadian Literature

This course explores selected works by Canadian authors, primarily contemporary, within the contexts of Canadian culture and identity. Students will read works from at least two major literary genres and complementary works of contemporary literary criticism and theory.

ENGL 2107

Classical and Biblical Backgrounds to Modern Literature

This course explores selected classical and biblical literary texts and examines them in their own right and as sources for subsequent works of literature. This course does not view or critique religious texts from a theological perspective.

ENGL 2112

Studies in Children’s Literature

This course explores works of literature specifically intended for children and young adults, as well as traditional influences on children's literature, such as folk and fairy tales and moral tales. Students will read works reflecting a variety of literary genres, as well as contextual and/or critical material related to the works being studied.

ENGL 2116

Studies in British Literature: Early English through the Renaissance

This course offers an historical survey of representative texts from the beginnings of the English language through to the late seventeenth century. Students will read a variety of works, such as Anglo-Saxon verse, Arthurian romance, medieval comic literature, early religious drama, Shakespearean drama, and both secular and sacred lyric poetry, including sonnets from poets such as Shakespeare, Donne and Milton.

ENGL 2117

Studies in British Literature: Restoration Era through World War I

This course is a survey of major representative works of the late 17th through the early 20th centuries, studied in the context of the dramatic shifts in British culture following the Renaissance. A significant portion of the readings will be poetry, from the Restoration, Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods, and from the beginnings of the 20th Century Modernist era.

ENGL 2119

Studies in British Literature: The History of the British Novel

This course traces the history of the British novel, emphasizing the 18th and the 19th centuries.

ENGL 2310

Studies in World Literature

This course is an introduction to the diverse field of World Literature. There will be some coverage of the literature and literary traditions of at least three of the following seven areas: Latin and Native America; the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa; Arab, Turkic, and Persian lands; Europe and Russia; South Asia; East Asia; South-East Asia and Oceania.

ENGL 2313

Studies in Major Writers

This course offers an in-depth study of a body of literature by two or three writers whose works are related in significant ways, such as stylistically, historically, or thematically.

ENGL 2314

Major Poets

This course is a study of representative works of poetry by two or three major poets writing in English, from at least two different periods.

ENGL 2315

The Comic Vision

This course offers a wide-ranging study of literary works in the comic tradition. Students will read from a variety of genres—fiction, drama, poetry, essays, and cartoons—and view examples from T.V., film, and the Internet.

ENGL 2328

Special Topics in the Literature of Life Writing

This course offers an in-depth study of literature in a specific area of life writing, emphasizing several works by one author, OR works by several authors writing in the same form (such as the diary or memoir), OR works by several authors exploring the same theme (such as spirituality, the environment or enslavement/liberation). Works may be drawn from any historical periods or cultural contexts, and may be read in translation. Students will also read and bring into their study some relevant theoretical and critical texts.

ENGL 3110

Reading Critically

This course examines a variety of approaches to reading literature and considers critical theory as a socially engaged mode of inquiry. Readings will include one primary text and representative samplings from key thinkers in at least three theoretical approaches to literature. These critical approaches may include, but are not
limited to, postcolonialism, postmodernism, feminism, formalism, queer theory, Marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, new historicism, psychoanalytic theory, and/or critical race theory.

ENGL 3112

The Plays of Shakespeare

In this course, students will read six to seven of Shakespeare's plays, drawn from at least three subgenres (comedy, tragedy, history, romance, or “problem” play). Close textual analysis will be complemented by study of relevant criticism and features of the Elizabethan context for Shakespeare’s work. Students may be required to attend and critique a performance of a play.

ENGL 3130

Topics in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

This course surveys a selection of nineteenth-century British literary texts, chosen to highlight an organizing theoretical, historical, or thematic focus. Secondary readings will cover a variety of critical perspectives on nineteenth-century British literature and culture.

ENGL 3139

Twentieth Century Literature Before 1945

Focusing on the period between 1885 and 1945, this course surveys a selection of texts in any genre(s), chosen to highlight an organizing theoretical, national, or thematic focus. Secondary readings will include theory/criticism, and will introduce students to a range of early twentieth century aesthetic practices and perspectives.

ENGL 3140

Topics in Canadian Literature

This course examines a selection of Canadian literature in any genre(s), chosen to highlight an organizing theoretical, historical, regional, cultural, or thematic focus. Readings will include theory/criticism relevant to the topic under consideration.

ENGL 3149

Twentieth Century Literature After 1945

Focusing on the twentieth century after 1945, this course surveys a selection of texts in any genre(s), chosen to highlight an organizing theoretical, historical, or thematic focus. Secondary readings will cover a variety of critical perspectives on literature and culture relevant to the chosen focus.

ENGL 3150

Topics in the Literature of Life Writing

This course offers an in-depth study of literature in a specific area of life writing. It may emphasize several works by one author, or works by several authors writing in the same form (such as the diary or memoir), or works by several authors exploring similar or related themes (such as spirituality, the environment or
enslavement/liberation). Works may be drawn from a variety of historical periods or cultural contexts, and may be read in translation. Students will also read and bring into their study some relevant theoretical and critical texts.

ENGL 3160

Topics in World Literature

This course provides an in-depth study of literature from one or more world regions other than the British Isles and Anglo-North America. This literature may be written originally in English or be studied in translation, and will be selected to highlight an organizing cultural, linguistic, national or thematic focus: for example, works about home and migration; works from Latin America; representations of gender in Indian literature. Readings will include theory/criticism relevant to the topic under consideration.

ENGL 3170

Topics in Women’s Writing

This course examines a selection of women’s writing in any genre(s), chosen to highlight an organizing theoretical, historical, national or thematic focus. Readings will include theory/criticism, and will introduce students to a range of feminist perspectives on literature.

ENGL 3180

Representations of Individual and Community Health in Literature

This course is for students from any discipline who wish to explore through literature a variety of individual, social, cultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives on health-related experiences. The literary readings may include a variety of forms such as fiction, drama, poetry, or life writing, and the issues considered may include topics related to community, mental and/or physical health through different time periods or cultural contexts. Readings will include theory/criticism relevant to the course focus.