BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-224 - A Global Perspective on Indigenous Literature - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-224 - A Global Perspective on Indigenous Literature - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will survey indigenous literatures from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and other areas of the world from the times of Chinua Achebe to contemporary authors such as Alan Duff and Wole Soyinka.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 111, ENGL 110, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • demonstrate proficiency in integral research writing tasks, such as the summary, abstract, proposal, review of research, formal outline, and critical research paper;

  • integrate a variety of documentary sources with the student’s own thinking;

  • demonstrate proficiency at critically reading, analyzing and evaluating both primary and secondary sources in order to interpret and responsibly manage facts, statistics, inferences, expert opinions, lay opinions, and value judgments related to selected authors and readings;

  • compose essays that demonstrate critical thinking skills; and

  • develop sensitivity to, and appreciation of, racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Achebe, Chinua. (1959). Things Fall Apart. Fawcett Crest Books.

  • Davenport, Kiana. (1995). Shark Dialogues. Plume/Penguin Books.

  • Davis, Jack et al. (eds.) (1994). Paperback: A Collection of Black Australian Writings. University of Queensland Press.
  • Duff, Alan. (1995). Once Were Warriors. Vintage International.
  • Soyinka, Wole. (1980). Season of Anomy. Arrow Books Ltd.
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o. (1982). Petals of Blood. Africa South Paperback.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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