BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-060 - Literature and Composition -

ENGL-060 - Literature and Composition -

Course Details
This Provincial level course is a grade 12 equivalent focusing on various essay types including an introduction to the research essay. Elements of literature are also discussed. Students who have completed provincial level work will have the skills necessary to enter many academic, vocational, career, and technological programs. Topics will include critical and creative thinking, speaking and listening, reading, research and referencing, and written communication.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Continuing Education Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • College Readiness - BC Adult Graduation Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 050, English 11, instructor permission or, advisor assessed equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor Degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    Critical and Creative Thinking

    Literature and Technical


  • recognize tone, including irony and understatement in poetry, short stories, drama or writing for technical and professional purposes;
  • evaluate argument for validity, reliability, currency and objectivity;
  • recognize structural elements associated with particular standard formats for literary or technical and professional communications; and
  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the power of language in literary or in technical and professional communications; the importance of word choice and organization in furthering the problem solving process (initiating, developing and organizing thought); and the influence of communication formats on language choices and usage.

    Speaking and Listening

    Literature, Technical and Essential


  • interact effectively in formal or informal situations;
  • adjust speaking style to suit audience, purpose, and situation; and
  • use effective presentation aids (e.g. diagrams, line drawings, overheads) to enhance communications.


  • Literature and Technical

  • deliver a research-based oral presentation to inform or persuade and respond effectively to feedback;
  • give and respond effectively to feedback during oral presentations; and
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of arguments.


  • Reading, Research and Reference


    Literature, Technical and Essential


  • evaluate the effectiveness of one’s own and others’ written material (literary, technical, business, or informational) using criteria that include the following:

  • - plain language
    - coherence and organization
    - consistency in the application of usage conventions
    - relevance to argument of supporting evidence and examples
    - appropriateness to intended purpose and audience
    - attention to detail;

  • summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions and critically evaluate;
  • paraphrase main ideas in written material;
  • distinguish between implicit and explicit messages;
  • apply prior knowledge and experience to assist understanding of new material;
  • use a variety of strategies and sources to gather and evaluate information, including print; and
  • sources, library resources and the internet.


  • Literature and Technical

  • evaluate the influences, writing style and background of particular authors in order to understand their writings.


  • Technical

  • read and analyze the content, purpose and organization of a variety of written material used in workplace and
    professional situations (e.g. letters, memos, email, reports, proposals); and
  • interpret technical and professional information conveyed in graphic and other non- verbal ways.



  • Written Communication


    Literature and Technical


  • apply a writing process approach (pre-write, draft, revise, edit);
  • produce work that demonstrates effective organization, support (eg. examples, evidence) and sentence structure;
  • gather, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information into a research paper or report of approximately 1500 words using an appropriate documentation style ( e.g. APA, MLA or Chicago);
  • understand and avoid plagiarism; and
  • produce writing on demand (e.g. business writing, essays, exams).


  • Technical

  • create a variety of effective technical and professional documents; and
  • recognize and use language specific to technical and professional writing.


  • Technical and Essential

  • gather information and organize it into functional writing assignments, for example, simple reports, letters and memos;
  • edit own work fully for coherence and accuracy;
  • monitor spelling, grammar, mechanics and syntax using appropriate techniques and resources as required, including electronic technology;
  • write effectively, adjusting for audience, purpose and situation to inform, persuade, and interact in formal and informal situations; and
  • organize information and ideas to clarify thinking and achieve desired effect.



  • Cooperative Communication


    Literature, Technical and Essential


  • describe the value and limitations of collaborative work;
  • collaborate and consult effectively with others in completing communications tasks through means that include:

  • - interacting confidently;
    - assuming responsibility for roles in teams;
    - respecting and promoting respect for the contributions of other team members;
    - demonstrating a commitment to the team and to project goals;

  • employ advanced problem-solving skills in cooperative communication activities (e.g. cooperative team development of business proposal);
  • use a variety of resources and technologies when working with others; and
  • evaluate group processes and individual roles in and contributions to group processes.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Biays et alAlong These Lines. 2010. Toronto, Pearson.
  • Moore, C. Coyote Blue 1994. New york, Simon & Schuster
  • Maroski, L.E. The One That is Both 2007. Bloomington, IN. iUniverse.
  • Maroski, L.E. Playbook: The One That is Both 2007. Bloomington, IN. iUniverse.
  • King, T. Ed. All My Relations 1990. Toronto. McClelland & Stewart.
  • Other Resources:
  • A dictionary of current English.

  • Instructor handouts will be provided.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 29, 2014.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    ENGL-060-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T,TH1:30PM - 3:30PM21 Feb 201816 Apr 2018
    M1:30PM - 4:40PM  
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM  
     
    ENGL-060-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,TH1:30PM - 4:30PM24 Oct 201818 Dec 2018
    W2:00PM - 4:30PM  
     
    ENGL-060-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:30PM - 3:30PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM