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    ENGLISH LIT - never a dull moment

    Learn more about an Associate of Arts in English

    Sharpen your writing skills and powers of analysis

    An Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in English has never been more valuable

    An AA in Creative Writing offers numerous possibilities

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    Find out more about a degree in Liberal Studies

    The Writing Centre

    Located in Fir 402. Offers a variety of resources to students. Click here to find out more.


  • Do you want to become a skilled reader with a rich inner life, who can write with power and passion?  Such cultural literacy has launched many accomplished and fulfilling careers. 

    Summer 2017 English courses

    Courses offered in Summer 2017 are detailed here.

    Small classes, big ideas

    In small discussion-oriented classes, you’ll study the rich traditions of literature that have deeply shaped cultures past and present.  You’ll explore what happens when you imagine the lives of others.  And you’ll learn the arts of persuasion that guide good writing in and out of university.

    English offers first year courses that introduce a range of literary genres, second year courses that focus on periods, genres, or national literatures, and upper level courses that delve more deeply into literary culture and offer students a variety of settings for learning.

    Our classes foster dialogue: we give you hands-on experience in grappling with issues that really matter, while listening and collaborating with others.  It’s practice with problem solving for the real world.

    Associate degrees in English

    The Associate of Arts Degree in English equals the first two years of a university degree.  While this degree is designed to stand on its own, it also offers a block transfer of 60 credits into third year of many degree programs at other BC Universities. The Associate of Arts in English requires a total of 60 university credits with 18 credits in 1st and 2nd year English.

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    Follow this link to see the outstanding faculty and staff in the English Department.