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Thompson Rivers University

First Year English Courses


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

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course introduces students to the practices of reading and writing in scholarly contexts. Students will read and analyze scholarly journal articles from a variety of disciplines. They will 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 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% (with the government exam within the last 5 years) or equivalent. Note that 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 and writing using a variety of creative narrative texts. Students learn to engage in a careful analysis and interpretation of the perspectives, techniques, and rhetorical strategies employed by writers to convey a given subject matter. They also practice and build on scholarly writing and documentation skills. Critical reading and writing skills are keys to success in any academic discipline and transfer directly to the workplace.
Prerequisite: English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (with the government exam within the last 5 years) or equivalent.
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ENGL 1120 Introduction to Poetry (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to literary forms of poetry based on a particular theme chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students develop their ability to explore, appreciate, and make connections among poems selected from a wide range of classic and contemporary forms.
Prerequisite: English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (within the last 5 years), or Level 5 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years), or completion of ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1140, or completion of ENGL 0600 and on the recommendation of the 0600 instructor to the EML department, or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a grade of C+ or better.
Prerequisite: English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (within the last 5 years) or Level 5 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years or ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 0600 and on the recommendation of the 0600 instructor to the EML department or ESAL 570 with a C+ minimum and ESAL 580 with a C+ minimum
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ENGL 1140 Introduction to Drama (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to literary forms of drama based on a particular theme chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students develop their ability to explore, appreciate, and make connections among plays selected from a wide range of classic and contemporary forms.
Prerequisite: English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (within the last 5 years), or Level 5 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years) or ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 0600 and on the recommendation of the 0600 instructor to the EML department or ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a C+ minimum.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 1140 ENGL 1210
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ENGL 1150 Introduction to Creative Writing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course introduces students to the field of creative writing by focusing on three of the following genres - poetry, fiction, drama and creative non-fiction. By reading and analyzing contemporary work, students determine how these texts are constructed. Students work on developing images, voice, character, setting, and narrative through a series of exercises, and gain an understanding of specific concepts and terminology used by creative writers.
Prerequisite: English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (within the last 5 years) or Level 5 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years).
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ENGL 1210 Introduction to Drama and Poetry (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to literary forms of poetry and drama based on a particular theme chosen by the professor. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students develop their ability to explore, appreciate, and make connections among poems and plays selected from a wide range of classic and contemporary forms.
Prerequisite: English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 80% (within the last 5 years) or Level 5 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years) or ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 0600 and on the recommendation of the 0600 instructor to the EML department or ESAL 0570 with a C+ minimum and ESAL 0580 with a C+ minimum
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of ENGL 1210, ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140
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