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Courses in the English Department are about learning to be observant and reflective readers and writers, thinkers and researchers. In other words, we teach core skills for a comprehensive college education. Educating students to respond with a breadth of knowledge and a disciplined imagination to the ideas of others is part of the English Department's larger commitment to a liberal arts education, whose aim, we like to say, is the creation of the thoughtful and engaged citizen. 

For detailed descriptions of courses we currently offer, see the Fall 2017 English Course Booklet.

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.  Please note that, as of Winter 2016, students may now take ENGL, CMNS, and CRWR courses with any college language entrance requirement, including a grade of C in English 12.  For more information about language entrance requirements, please consult the College's General Admission Requirements.

Fall 2017: Second- and Third-Year Course Offerings

ENGL 2112-002 (Studies in Children's Literature)
Friday, 8:30am - 11:20pm, Coquitlam
Instructor: Jacqueline Joan Hoekstra

ENGL 2116-002 (Studies In British Literature: Early English Through The Renaissance)
Wednesday and Friday, 10:30am - 12:20pm, New Westminster
Instructor: Noëlle Phillips

ENGL 3130-001 (Topics In Nineteenth-Century British Literature And Culture)
Wednesday, 11:30am - 2:20pm, New Westminster
Instructor: Wilhelm Emilsson

Field Schools

Want to study English abroad?  Join one of our interdisciplinary field schools and earn university transfer credits while you travel!

Italy Field School (Summer 2018)

Scotland Field School (Summer 2018)

Why Study English?

There are many ways to include studies in English in your Douglas College education, whether English is your primary focus, a requirement for another program or simply an area of interest. You might choose to study English at Douglas for any of the following reasons:
  • To satisfy your curiosity about the world
  • To improve your writing
  • For the love of reading
Your English studies at Douglas will help you work towards your educational goal:
  • To transfer to university
  • To complete an Associate of Arts with a specialization in English
  • To complete an Associate of Arts with another area of specialization
  • To fulfill college program requirements

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