Associate of Arts Degree - English

  • Literature for life

    Thinking about a major or minor in English at university? The benefits of completing a Capilano Associate of Arts degree with an English concentration go beyond the selection of relevant and engaging courses. Our associate degree equals the first two years of a university degree and offers a block transfer of 60 credits into third year of many degree programs at other B.C. Universities. Full program requirements may be found here

    Pathways for 2016-17

    In Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, the courses below will be offered to fulfill the English requirements for the Associate Degree: 

    First Year:

    Multiple sections offered each term:

    Required:  
    English 100, Academic Writing Strategies 

    Plus one of:
    English 103, Studies in Contemporary Literature
    English 109, Contemporary Issues in Literature and Culture

    Second Year:

    Fall Term:

    Required: 
    English 200, English Literature from Beowulf to Paradise Lost
    English 205, Modern American Literature (*Or take Engl 203, term two) 

    Plus one of: 
    English 207, Literary Theory and Criticism
    English 208, Studies in Fiction

    Spring Term:

    Required:
    English 201, English Literature since 1660 
    English 203, Canadian Literature (*Or take Engl 205, term one)

    Plus one of:
    English 213, World Literature 
    English 218, The Art of Children’s Literature (offered in Summer 2017)
    English 219, Reel Lit, Literature into Film 

    Third Year (Optional credits, not part of Associate Degree):

    Fall Term:

    English 317, Traditions in Western Literature

    Spring Term:

    English 300, Rhetoric, Writing, Style
    English 305, Studies in Canadian Literature

    Career Opportunities

    What does a degree in English offer? Evidence shows that Humanities students succeed and even flourish in today's quick changing economies. In a competitive workforce, those with flexible writing and critical thinking skills are more likely to succeed. In our small, discussion-orientated classes, students develop skills in effective argument, organized thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and communication. Students go on to apply these crucial skills in further study, and in a wide range of careers in writing, teaching, law, business, publishing, editing, communications, the media, etc.