Faculty of Arts

First Year English Courses

Listed below are the course descriptions for all first-year English courses offered at TRU. Not all courses will be offered in a given year.


ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the practices of reading and writing in scholarly contexts. Students read and analyze scholarly journal articles from a variety of disciplines and also develop their abilities to compose in the genres and sub-genres of scholarly writing, including incorporating research and documentation in a grammatically correct style.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent
Note: students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1101
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ENGL 1110 Critical Reading and Writing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop skills in close critical reading comprehension, written composition, and argumentation through the exploration and evaluation of a variety of creative narrative texts. Students learn critically and creatively to articulate complexities of various perspectives, techniques and rhetorical strategies, and assumptions employed by writers to convey a given subject matter or social issue. They also practice critical reflection and clear, persuasive, and grammatically-correct communication by building on scholarly writing and documentation skills. Students develop critical reading and writing skills, which are keys to success in any academic discipline and transfer directly to the workplace.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 1110 and ENGL 1001.
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ENGL 1120 Introduction to Poetry (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop skills in close critical reading comprehension, written composition, and argumentation through the exploration and evaluation of a variety of poetic forms that take up a particular theme, topic, or issue chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students learn critically and creatively to interpret and compare classic and contemporary poetic texts. Students demonstrate how to reflect critically and to articulate the complexities of various perspectives, techniques, rhetorical strategies, and assumptions employed by poets to convey a given subject matter or social issue. They also practice clear, persuasive, grammatically-correct communication while building on scholarly writing and documentation skills. Prerequisites: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent Exclusion Requisites: ENGL 1210-Introduction To Drama & Poetry, ENGL 1011-Literature and Composition II
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ENGL 1140 Introduction to Drama (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop skills in close critical reading comprehension, written composition, and argumentation through the exploration and evaluation of a variety of poetic forms that take up a particular theme, topic, or issue chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students learn critically and creatively to interpret and compare classic and contemporary poetic texts. Students demonstrate how to reflect critically and to articulate the complexities of various perspectives, techniques, rhetorical strategies, and assumptions employed by poets to convey a given subject matter or social issue. They also practice clear, persuasive, grammatically-correct communication while building on scholarly writing and documentation skills. Prerequisites: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent Exclusion Requisites: ENGL 1210-Introduction To Drama & Poetry ENGL 1011-Literature and Composition II
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ENGL 1150 Introduction to Creative Writing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the field of creative writing by composing original creative works in three of the four following literary genres: poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Students develop skills in close critical and creative reading comprehension and the application of literary techniques by analyzing classic and contemporary literary works. Through developmental exercises on creative writing techniques, writing workshops, and peer review, students practice discerning the elements of writing craft and developing skills for creating image, voice, character, setting, and structure. Students also learn how to employ grammatical, linguistic, and stylistic conventions appropriate for compositions in each genre. Prerequisites: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent.
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ENGL 1210 Introduction to Drama and Poetry (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop skills in close critical reading comprehension, written composition, and argumentation through the exploration and evaluation of a variety of poetic and dramatic forms that take up a particular theme, topic, or issue chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students learn critically and creatively to interpret and compare classic and contemporary poetic and dramatic texts. Students demonstrate how to reflect critically and to articulate the complexities of various perspectives, techniques, rhetorical strategies, and assumptions employed by poets and dramatists to convey a given subject matter or social issue. They also practice clear, persuasive, grammatically-correct communication while building on scholarly writing and documentation skills.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12 /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent Exclusion Requisites: ENGL 1140-Introduction to Drama ENGL 1120-Introduction to Poetry ENGL 1011-Literature and Composition II
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