English (ENG)

ENG-0009  English Basics  (6 Credits)  

The development of the writing and reading skills required for further course work in the Academic Upgrading program and/or workforce literacy. Topics covered are employment related readings, paragraphs, basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Students registering in this course should have completed an assessment test. Not available for supplemental.

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ENG-0010  English 0010  (6 Credits)  

The development of effective paragraph and essay techniques. Topics covered are sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics. Students registering in this course should have successfully completed ENG-0009 or equivalent. Not available for supplemental.

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ENG-0022  English 0022  (6 Credits)  

A focus on the skills required to write effective essays. Topics covered include writing correct sentences, generating interesting and effective ideas and support, and organizing content from several sources into a variety of essay types, including a research essay. Students registering in this course should have successfully completed ENG-0010 or equivalent, or have been placed at this level through an assessment test. Not available for supplemental.

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ENG-0030  English 0030  (6 Credits)  

An exploration into developing an appreciation for literature and to acquire the skills of critical analysis and synthesis of ideas. Topics covered include the elements of fiction and non-fiction, poetic techniques, and conventions of drama. Students will read a variety of literature and both discuss and write short essays describing their responses, analyzing the work, or arguing a position related to an author's ideas. Students registering in this course should have successfully completed ENG-0032 or equivalent, or have been placed at this level through an assessment test. Not available for supplemental.

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ENG-0032  English 0032  (6 Credits)  

A preparation for the writing requirements for entrance to many post-secondary programs. Topics covered are revising and editing ideas in a variety of academic and practical writing tasks, including a major research paper, sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. Students registering in this course should have successfully completed ENG-0022 or equivalent. Not available for supplemental.

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ENG-1146  Technical Report Writing, CVE Officers  (3 Credits)  

This course will focus on the essential technical writing skills that specifically relate to the duties of Enforcement Officers. An emphasis will be placed on report writing, data collection, communication memos and the appropriate use of grammar including syntax and semantics associated with properly written documents.

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Equivalent to ENG-146.

ENG-1150  Composition  (3 Credits)  

This first-year composition course provides students with a solid grounding in the concepts and strategies of academic writing. As they read and analyze texts from a range of disciplines, students will learn to write discourse that reflects the expectations of their specific fields of study. The course will focus on processes that help students develop their thinking with evidence and present their ideas in a clear prose style. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-1155, ENG-150, ENG-155.

ENG-1159  Writing for the Workplace  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to effective writing and communication skills for the workplace. Emphasis on creating a variety of writing applications targeting specific audiences and purpose using writing conventions that address not only the workplace but also post-secondary level writing that may include formatting and citation standards such as APA. Effective sentence structure, research, critical thinking, and analytical skills are incorporated into the curriculum. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-1175, ENG-1133, ENG-1168, ENG-1142, ENG-1154, ENG-1156, ENG-154, ENG-142, ENG-156, ENG-133, ENG-143, ENG-175.

ENG-1165  Introduction to Creative Writing  (3 Credits)  

This course is an elective for students or would-be-writers in the greater community who wish to develop their creative potential beyond the confines of traditional non-fiction genres such as the essay and freelance article. The focus is on the genres of poetry, fiction, and drama/creative non-fiction. Class time is divided between lecture/discussion and workshop analysis of student works. Students will be expected to complete set assignments within each of the three chosen genres and will be encouraged to attend local readings sponsored by the Canada Council, where they will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the work of professional creative writers. Service Learning opportunity may be available. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-165, HUM-152.

ENG-1180  Survey of Canadian Literature  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the Canadian literary tradition through a sampling of major authors and their works in the three main literary genres of poetry, fiction and drama. Some early works will be considered; however, emphasis will be on the significant works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Works are chosen primarily from English-Canadian authors. Works and authors will be discussed in the context of major trends in Canadian literature, such as the development of Modern and Post-Modern styles of writing. In addition, some major themes and concerns predominant in Canadian literature will be considered. Students will read assigned poems, short stories, novels and plays. In addition, they will be required to seek out and read considerable critical commentary and other resource materials. Students will write tests on each course unit, as well as essays of literary analysis and interpretation. Service Learning opportunity may be available. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-180.

ENG-1185  Writing for Children and Young Adults  (3 Credits)  

This writing course may appeal to any would-be-writer in the greater community who wishes to take a three-credit course in creative writing for children and young adults. The focus is on writing traditional literature (folktales, myths, fables, legends and hero tales, folk epics), alphabet/counting books, wordless books, picture books, light verse, juvenile and young adult fiction and non-fiction. In order to be successful in this course, students should have completed Grade 12 English or equivalent. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-185.

ENG-1190  Introduction to Language and Literature  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to English studies at the post-secondary level. The course focuses on exploring language in written texts, particularly short prose fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry. Students will increase their awareness of different uses of language and rhetorical strategies as they respond to and interpret literature, analyse readings, and develop their own essays, including an academic research paper. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-190.

ENG-2260  Introduction to Dramatic Literature  (3 Credits)  

This course is an introduction to dramatic literature and its development in the European tradition. Starting with Ancient Greece and moving forward to the present day, this course surveys the theatre of the Ancient Classics through to the movements of the modern and postmodern stage. Plays are read both as literary works that establish meaning independent of production and as works meant for theatrical production. In consideration of the latter, the history of each play's production is examined, along with the social contexts in which each play first appeared. Consideration is also given to how each play fits into the major genres of drama and how each uses or misuses the traditional elements of drama. Film versions and live productions of various plays supplement the student's understanding and experience of the plays discussed in class. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-260.

ENG-2265  Indigenous Literature  (3 Credits)  

Surveys Indigenous literature of North America, including the forms and genres of traditional storytelling, fiction, poetry, drama, history, autobiography, essay, and oratory. Explores the theory and debates surrounding the production and study of Indigenous literature. Establishes the foundational nature of oral story telling to Indigenous literature. Celebrates the role of stories in shaping Indigenous identity, community and history. Not available for supplemental.

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Requisite courses: Take ENG-1150 or ENG-1190 (Required, Previous).

ENG-2285  Children's Literature  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces the student to the historical development and evolution of children's literature, examining both fictional genres such as folklore, fantasy and realistic works, poetic genres including nursery rhymes, nonsense verse, traditional rhyme and free verse. Classical and contemporary works such as picture books, fairy tales and adventure books will be included in the selection of texts for the course. Themes of self and society, multiculturalism, alienation and family will be examined in both a national and international context. The stages of child development as they relate to children's literary genres will also be explored. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-285.

Requisite courses: Take ENG-1150, ENG-1180, or ENG-1190 (Required, Previous).

ENG-2290  Writing for the Screen  (3 Credits)  

Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone has the requisite skills of a storyteller. Before you can tell your story effectively, you need to learn how others have told their stories. ENG290: Telling Stories I is dedicated to exploring the theory of narrative and its practice in select novels, short stories and films. The narratives studied are organized around a particular theme such as identity, progress, and ritual. The course examines how the theory of narrative is in conversation with the practice of narrative encountered in the theme-organized sample of literature and film and encourages students to locate their own creative practices in this conversation. The course culminates with each student proposing an original screenplay arising out of their discoveries of narrative and its evolution. This 3-credit course is complemented by a second 3-credit course, CMM295: Telling Stories II, where the student's original screenplay is produced in the form of a four-minute short film. Not available for supplemental.

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Equivalent to ENG-290.

Requisite courses: Take any one of ENG-1150, ENG-1190, HUM-1190, CAP-1161, or WRI-1150 (Required, Previous).

ENG-2291  Literary Magazine  (3 Credits)  

Build your skills in writing, editing, and publishing volunteering with our student literary magazine. (Work Integrated Learning experience is approximately 80 - 150 hours). Students registering in this course should have successfully completed first year.

Instruction (1.0), Work Integrated Learning (10.0)

Requisite courses: Take ENG-1165 ENG-1185 or ENG-2290 (Required, Previous). Take ENG-2291W (Required, Concurrent).