- an assigned body of readings, including peer-reviewed scholarly work;
- writing assignments; and
- the rhetoric and conventions of various forms of academic discourse.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
- in-class writing;
- library research skill development;
- group discussion and exercises;
- independent research;
- in-class review of one’s own and one’s peers’ writing;
- instructor feedback on one’s written work; and
- revision of one’s submitted writing.
Course grades will be based on at least six evaluations, including three distinct academic papers, typically ranging from 500 to 1500 words, and accounting for a combined minimum of 60% of the course grade. Instructors may require a re-submission of one of the three required papers as a distinct fourth writing assignment.
Summaries of texts, annotated bibliographies or research proposals will contribute toward the development of the required papers.
At least 15% of the course grade will be based on in-class writing.
The aim of this course is to assist students in developing their skills as researchers, and as readers and writers of scholarly prose.
- Reading Objectives: Successful students should learn to
- read source material actively and critically;
- distinguish main from supporting points;
- distinguish among statements that require evidence, statements that require explanation, and statements of fact requiring documentation;
- identify and assess thesis claims, particularly from scholarly sources;
- understand the development of a piece of writing;
- recognize and understand the function of discipline-specific writing strategies and conventions;
- paraphrase and summarize readings accurately and appropriately.
- make specific written observations on and provide critical responses to assigned readings;
- use pre-writing techniques such as brainstorming and outlining;
- recognize and use writing strategies, including discipline-specific means of framing research questions, introducing source materials, or citing evidence, as appropriate to writing occasion;
- summarize, paraphrase and quote effectively;
- revise drafts effectively:
- read thoughtfully and respond effectively to their own written work;
- read thoughtfully and respond effectively to peer responses to their written work;
- read thoughtfully and respond effectively and constructively to the written work of other students.
- Content: Successful students should learn to
- write a thesis that is significant and appropriate to the audience and purpose of the written work;
- develop the thesis effectively, providing evidence that is relevant, accurate, specific, and sufficient;
- provide appropriate introductions to and contexts for the evidence.
- Organization: Successful students should learn to
- employ effectively introductions and conclusions that are appropriate to the audience and purpose;
- write unified, coherent paragraphs, the development of which is governed by appropriate topic sentences.
- Style: Successful students should learn to
- employ diction and tone suitable to written academic discourse;
- employ grammar and syntax suitable to written academic discourse;
- document sources according to a current documentation system, such as presented in the MLA Handbook;
- format their written assignments in a recognized style, such as presented in the MLA Handbook.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Assigned readings will generally include the following types:
- Scholarly writing/research drawn from a variety of disciplines, primarily within the arts and humanities—available online, in instructor coursepack, on reserve, or as required textbook.
- Composition practice and theory—available in instructor coursepack or as required textbook.
- Current Issues and Enduring Questions, 8th ed., ed. Barnet
- Academic Writing, 2nd ed., Janet Giltrow
- From Reading to Writing, eds. Steven and Parker
In addition, the following may be required or recommended:
- A grammar handbook
- A style handbook
- A dictionary
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX ENGL 100 (3)||2008/09/01 to -|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU ENGL 255 (3)||2016/01/01 to -|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO ENGL 151 (3)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU ENGL 100 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN ENGL 101 (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC ENGL 103 (3)||2011/05/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR ENGL 100 (3)||2012/09/01 to -|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU ENGL 101 (3)||2004/09/01 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|
|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 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)||FDU ENGL 1101 (3)||2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)||FDU ENWR 1101 (3)||2012/09/01 to -|
|Justice Institute of BC (JIBC)||JIBC ENGL 1100 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ENGL 1100 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ENGL 1100 (3) or LANG ENGL 1127 (3) or LANG ENGL 1128 (3)||2011/09/01 to 2014/12/31|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ENGL 1127 (3) or LANG ENGL 1128 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ENGL 1127 (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|North Island College (NIC)||NIC ENG 115 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC ENGL 100 (3)||2011/05/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ENGL 199 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ENGL 199 (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ENGL 110 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ENGL 1100 (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ENGL 1XX (3)||2005/05/01 to 2008/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ENGL 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2005/04/30|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ENGL 1XX (3)||2008/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ENGL 100 (3)||2017/01/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ENGL 1XX (3)||2009/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO ENGL 112 (3)||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV WRDS 150 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ENGL 170 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ENGL 105 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ENGL 105 (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ENGL 135 (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2020/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ATWP 135 (1.5)||2020/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC ENGL 1100 (3)||2015/05/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ENGL 115 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|