ENGL 0601: Introduction to Literature
This course introduces Canadian writers and the different forms of fiction. Students learn to
think critically about literature. Grade 12 English equivalency.
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.
- Module 1: Studying Literature
- Module 2: The Novel
- Module 3: Poetry
- Module 4: Short Stories
- Module 5: Film Drama
- Module 6: Fluent Analysis
Required text and materials
- King, Thomas. Medicine River. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2014.
Type: Novel. ISBN:
- Davies, Richard, and Jerry Wowk, eds. Inside Stories III. Toronto: Harcourt Canada,
Type: Anthology. ISBN: 0-7747-1514-6
- Davies, Richard, and Jerry Wowk, eds. Inside Poetry. 2nd ed. Toronto: Harcourt Canada,
Type: Anthology. ISBN: 0-7747-1513-8
- Donaldson, Chelsea. Canadian Student Writer's Guide. Toronto: Gage Canada,
Type: Reference ISBN: 0771513186
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.
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
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.
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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.