BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-217 - Canadian Literature to 1960 - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-217 - Canadian Literature to 1960 - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This is a survey course tracing the development of Canadian literature up to 1960. The early imported romanticism is contrasted with the existing indigenous tradition. Although some poetry is studied, short stories and novels are the main focus.
Part of the:
  • 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:
  • read widely to all areas of Canadian literature up to 1960;

  • become familiar with the major genres of Canadian literature, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, poetry and drama;

  • gain skill and confidence in identifying, selecting, and evaluating selected Canadian literature readings;

  • become familiar with tools for selecting and learning about Canadian literature including the Internet;

  • increase library and research skills; and

  • write essays that demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills.
  • Text and Materials: Texts might include:
  • Gary Geddes’ 15 Canadian Poets X2.

  • W.H. New’s Canadian Short Fiction.

  • Other Resources:
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