Become a skilled reader. Learn to write with power and passion. Study English at CapU to sharpen your critical thinking skills and enliven your understanding of local and global cultures.
Why study English at Capilano University?
Cultural literacy is increasingly important in our highly connected world. And the ability to analyze and interpret written information is a vital skill for career success.
At CapU, you’ll study the rich traditions of literature that have deeply shaped past and present cultures. 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 outside of university. In small, discussion-oriented classes, you'll develop skills in literary analysis, genre analysis, cultural studies and other critical practices.
Many CapU English courses meet the university’s Cap Core requirements. Their breadth provides both practical skills and aesthetic awareness.
Careers and further education
Students of English have gone on to a wide variety of careers including education, law, media/publishing, advertising, public policy and librarianship. The department’s focus on locally- and globally- relevant social and historical content means students bring significant cultural fluency to an increasingly knowledge-based and international economy.
CapU Associate degrees in English and creative writing are designed to stand on their own as employer-recognizable qualifications, but graduates can progress to our Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies program or transfer directly to the third year of related Bachelor programs at other BC universities.