Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Second Year English Courses


ENGL 2010
ENGL 2010
Writing and Critical Thinking: The Personal in Academic Discourse (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
The subject of this course includes reading and writing, with a focus on the literacy narratives genre. Students read and interpret a selection of literacy narratives by scholars as well as scholarly articles that explore the role of the personal in academic discourse. Students gain extensive practice in thinking critically and writing about their own literacy experiences.
Prerequisite: Any two of: ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 1210
ENGL 2020
ENGL 2020
Writing and Critical Thinking: Research (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
The subject of this course is academic writing, with a focus on the research genres, including critical summaries, research proposals and research papers. Students analyze and gain extensive practice in research writing, while also considering various stylistic strategies.
Prerequisite: Any two of ENGL 1100, 1110, 1120, 1140 or 1210
ENGL 2040
ENGL 2040
Canadian Drama: From Page to Stage and Screen (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Through a focus on modern and contemporary plays, this course introduces students to various theatrical techniques and dramatic modes. Works by such playwrights as Tremblay, Ryga, Highway, Clements, and Lepage may be among those studied. Whenever possible, texts are studied in conjunction with local theatrical productions.
Prerequisite: two 1st year Academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2060
ENGL 2060
Creative Writing - Fiction (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course consists of lectures and workshops on writing literary fiction. Through lectures, readings and tests, students identify and critique the use of fictional techniques in contemporary fiction. Assignments require students to apply their knowledge of fiction and skills by writing original creative work.
Prerequisite: Any two of ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 1210 Recommended: ENGL 1150 Required Seminar: ENGL 2060S
ENGL 2070
ENGL 2070
Creative Writing - Drama (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course consists of lectures and workshops on writing stage plays. Lectures and assignments focus on the techniques and requirements of contemporary play writing.
Prerequisite: Any two of ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 1210 Recommended: ENGL 1150
ENGL 2080
ENGL 2080
Creative Writing - Poetry (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course consists of lectures and workshops on writing poetry, with an emphasis on the study and practice of basic poetry writing techniques. Through lectures, readings and assignments, students identify and apply various stylistic elements of contemporary poetry writing.
Prerequisite: Any two of ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1140 or ENGL 1210 Recommended: ENGL 1150
ENGL 2110
ENGL 2110
Literary Landmarks in English to 1700 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course explores the development of the English language, key genres, influential authors, and important literary movements that emerged from approximately 700 C.E. to the late 1600s. Representative genres include the epic, romance, sonnet, and comedy. As students explore these genres in their historical and cultural contexts, we consider the far-reaching influence of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton as well as the contributions of other writers of the period. Topics may include the nature of a 'literary landmark,' the continuity and diversity of literary images and genres, the emergence of women's writing, and the role of literature and the imagination in nation building. This course is required for English Majors and Minors.
Prerequisite: two 1st year Academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2120
ENGL 2120
Reading Literature: Essential Skills (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course is recommended for all English Majors, but anyone hoping to develop advanced reading and writing skills will find this course interesting as well as useful for developing practical tools for success in writing and literature courses. Students learn greater appreciation for the language of literature. The course emphasizes close readings as well as analysis of the historical, political, and cultural dimensions of works from three genres: poetry, drama, and fiction. Critical approaches to literature are briefly introduced. Course availability: This course is offered every year.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two first-year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
Note: This course is recommended for English majors
ENGL 2140
ENGL 2140
Biblical and Classical Backgrounds of English Literature 1 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
The course introduces students to Classical literature (mainly Greek) and the Bible (Old Testament: Hebrew Scriptures)& texts that are relevant and significant to subsequent culture, and especially for written works in English. Students also read and discuss additional representative works in English that have been influenced by the Bible and by Classical literature.
Prerequisite: two 1st year Academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2150
ENGL 2150
Women and Literature: Voice, Identity and Difference (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students explore women's voices, past and present, in fiction and non-fiction. The focus is on issues related to women's self-expression, paying attention to the formation of identity, and taking into account elements of difference such as social class, ethnicity, and culture. Students gain an appreciation of the creative approaches women have used to voice their life experiences and their visions. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students develop their ability to think critically and write about literature.
Prerequisite: two 1st year Academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2160
ENGL 2160
Introduction to American Literature 1 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students examine major writers and works in American literature up to 1900. Students analyze and discuss nineteenth-century works that explore the development of American literary identity, including poetry, nonfiction, and prose fiction.
Prerequisite: two 1st year Academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2170
ENGL 2170
Contesting Time, Space and Genre in Canadian Literature (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course investigates Canadian literature, in relation to changing concepts of national identity, and as expressed through Canadian attitudes toward our history and geography. Students consider literary work across a wide range of historical periods, spaces, and genres, with a special thematic emphasis on one of the following in any given calendar year: history in Canadian literature, country vs. city life in Canada, or re/writing the Canadian landscape. Please visit the English and Modern Languages web pages, pick up a booklet of course offerings, or contact the English Department for the current thematic offering.
Prerequisite: in two 1st year academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2180
ENGL 2180
Studies in Poetry (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students improve their ability to respond to and interpret poetry. Representative poems are examined to gain an understanding of the relationship between language, structure and experience.
Prerequisite: in two 1st year academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written permission.
ENGL 2190
ENGL 2190
Studies in Drama (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students are introduced to modern drama, from the beginnings of Western modernist theatre through to the postmodern writing and productions of the later twentieth century. Plays are examined as both text and performance, and students gain insight into different literary techniques of the playwright, drama forms, traditions, and subversions. The various components of the play's narrative are also explored, and the dramas are contextualized in order for students to better understand their development and meaning. Students are introduced to aspects of drama theory as they develop the academic skills of critical reading and interpretation needed to navigate and transform the studied texts. Filmed versions of the texts are also used as support material.
Prerequisite: in two 1st year academic English courses with a C or better or instructor's written consent.
ENGL 2200
ENGL 2200
***Studies in Literature 1 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
The content of this course changes each year; please contact the English Department to request more information.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two first-year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2210
ENGL 2210
Survey of English Literature, 18th and 19th Century (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course examines selected major authors of the Augustan, Romantic and Victorian periods in English literature. Authors may include Dryden, Pope, Swift, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson and Arnold, and representative novelists.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2240
ENGL 2240
Biblical and Classical Backgrounds of English Literature 2 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
This course introduces students to Classical literature (mainly Roman) and the Bible (New Testament) - texts that are relevant and important for subsequent culture and especially for writing in English. Representative works in English that have been influenced by the Bible and by Classical literature are also read and discussed.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2250
ENGL 2250
Women and Literature: Women's Bodies/Women's Roles (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students read a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction about the experiences connected to inhabiting a female body and the roles women have assumed over time with varying degrees of acceptance or resistance. Through lecture, class discussion, and written assignments, students deepen their understanding of women's ideas on these matters as well as develop their ability to think critically and write about literature.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2260
ENGL 2260
Introduction to American Literature 2 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students examine major writers and works in American literature after 1900. The course may include poetry, nonfiction, prose fiction, and drama, with a focus on the rise of American modernism.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2270
ENGL 2270
Subversion and Social Justice in Canadian Literature (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students explore the ways in which Canadian poets, dramatists and fiction writers have been in the forefront of movements for social change, expressing new visions of responsible government, economic fairness, and social equity. The course investigates Canadian literature and expressions of subversion and social justice via special thematic emphasis on one of the following in any given calendar year: protest literature in Canada and satire; and Canadian literature and creativity; and citizenship in Canada. Since the content of this course changes each year, please visit the English and Modern Languages web pages, pick up a booklet of course offerings, or contact the English Department to request more information.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2400
ENGL 2400
***Studies in Literature 2 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
The content of this course changes each year. Please visit the English and Modern Languages web pages, pick up a booklet of course offerings, or contact the English Department to request more information.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses, or instructor's written consent
ENGL 2410
ENGL 2410
Aboriginal Canadian Literature: Humour and Storytelling (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
LIML
Students are introduced to the tradition of storytelling in Indigenous cultures and focus on modern and contemporary poetry, drama, short stories, novels, and essays.
Prerequisite: C (or better) in two 1st year Academic English courses