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This course introduces Canadian writers and the different forms of fiction. Students learn to
think critically about literature. Grade 12 English equivalency.
ENGL 0501 or English 11 are recommended. Placement can also be made on the basis of an English
Assessment, available on request.
Note: Students should obtain an English Language and Writing Assessment form and have their
skills assessed to make sure they start with the course best-suited to their needs. The form is
available on the TRU-OL website and from Student Services.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Comprehend and respond to literature and informational text effectively and
Critique and discuss the style and substance of novels, using a range of means of literary
Critique and discuss short stories in appropriate terms, including plot development,
characterization, conflict, symbolism, theme, setting, and many aspects of style.
Critique and discuss poetry in appropriate terms, including rhythm and imagery.
Critique and discuss drama, including film drama, in appropriate terms that relate drama to
other kinds of literature.
Compare and contrast literary works and genres.
Create well-developed essays to express critical insight.
Create original compositions.
Identify and correct English errors in your written work.
Document sources of information.
Use oral/aural communication, cooperative communication, media information, and computers to
enhance your learning.
Note: The final exam is an open book exam. However, no digital or electronic resources will be
A computer with Internet is required this course.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% on the final mandatory exam.
Final Exam *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information when starting the course.