BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-111 - Introduction to Modern Fiction - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-111 - Introduction to Modern Fiction - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce students to the world of fiction (short stories and novels) through a variety of First Nations and western texts. Students will explore the meaning of literature through subjective experiences and objective study of literary concepts in an interactive atmosphere.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- General Arts - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : 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 completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
    Refining Writing Skills
  • respond in writing to meanings and values encountered in selected literary readings;

  • write formal library essays that support a position in relation to selected readings; and

  • write a comprehensive essay that incorporates various resources and adheres to the MLA standard of format and documentation.

  • Refining Reading Skills
  • read a variety of modern First Nations fiction (including drama);

  • recognize the author's use and development of key concepts including characterization, setting, themes, plot, narrative point of view and use of images; and

  • formulate generalization about key concepts in selected reading; and answer questions verbally and in writing to indicate comprehension of selected readings.

  • Refining Research Skills
  • find and use a variety of sources (both primary and secondary) to support the student's interpretations of selected writings; and

  • paraphrase, synthesize and summarize selected readings, essays and literary passages or works.

  • Refining Verbal Skills
  • formulate a verbal presentation;

  • refine and practice verbal presentations;

  • choose subject materials and decide upon setting and tools for verbal presentations;

  • overcome barriers to verbal presentations; and

  • deliver a verbal presentation.

  • Building Critical Thinking Skills
  • draw defensible conclusions related to the key concepts of this course from information found in selected sources and readings; and

  • comprehend, develop and use key concepts and generalizations.
  • Text and Materials: Dependent upon Instructor and Course Parameters set above. Material must be primarily of First Nations origin:

    Texts might include:
  • Daniel David Moses, An Anthology of Canada Native Literature in English.

  • Drew Hayden Taylor¡¦s, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth.

  • Lee Maracles¡¦s Ravensong.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024