Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Year English Courses


ENGL 1100
ENGL 1100
Introduction to University Writing (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
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/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% (with the government exam within the last 5 years); or level 5 on the compositions section of the Language Proficiency Index (LPI), with all other categories of the LPI at a minimum of70% (within the last 2 years); or satisfactory completion of the TRU English Assessment (ACCUPLACER) at the university entrance level; or completion of ENGL 0600 with a grade ofC+ or better; or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a grade of C+ or better.
ENGL 1110
ENGL 1110
Introduction to Fiction (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students are introduced to the literary forms of the short story and the novel 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 works selected from a wide range of classic and contemporary forms of storytelling.
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 1210 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 0600 or on the recommendation of the 0600 instructor to the EML department ESAL 570 with a C+ minimum and ESAL 580 with a C+ minimum
ENGL 1120
ENGL 1120
Introduction to Poetry (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
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
ENGL 1140
ENGL 1140
Introduction to Drama (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
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.
Exclusion: ENGL 1210
ENGL 1150
ENGL 1150
Introduction to Creative Writing (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
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).
ENGL 1210
ENGL 1210
Introduction to Drama and Poetry (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
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
Exclusion: ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140