Associate of Arts Degree - English

Faculty of Arts & Sciences School of Humanities

Associate Degree

2 year(s)

Program Highlights

The Associate of Arts – English credential provides a comprehensive foundation of courses in the Arts and Sciences program with a literature specialization.

This credential requires a total of 60 university credits with 18 credits in first- and second-year English.

  • Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and skill appropriate to a student entering upper-division English courses.
  • Approach research problems and literary analysis with creative and critical thinking.
  • Analyse and synthesize course material to produce original work.
  • Communicate ideas in oral and written formats.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Use technology creatively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative reasoning and research methods.
  • Draw upon knowledge, judgment, and imagination in work and life.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringFull-time or part-time
North VancouverSummerFull-time or part-time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 2$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$8294 $3276 $11570

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits


Arts Courses 100-Level Electives - six credits maximum in one subject area (excludes English)

Total credits: 18.00

Choose 18.00 credits of electives:
Humanities (excludes English)6.00 credits
Humanities or Social Science Electives (excludes English)6.00 credits
Social Science6.00 credits


Arts Courses 200-Level Humanities or Social Science Electives - credits must be in at least two subject areas

Total credits: 18.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 260Writing Communities3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
Humanities or Social Science 200-Level Electives6.00 credits


Science Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Math/Computer Science/Statistics Elective 100-Level or higher (PSYC 213 may be used)3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Laboratory Science (requires minimum 2 hour per week lab and excludes any courses in Applied Science or Computing Science)3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Science Elective3.00 credits


University Transferable Electives

Total credits: 9.00

University Transferable Electives9.00 credits


Total program credits: 60.00

Program Notes

Please see Classification of Subjects for Associate Degrees in the University Calendar for clarification of Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Science electives.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 1, 2021 - May 3, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 7, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

May 2, 2022 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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Department of English

604 984 4957

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
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