BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-222 - Survey of Indigenous Literature From Canada - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-222 - Survey of Indigenous Literature From Canada - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will survey indigenous literature and oral traditions of First Nations writers and orators in Canada.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 110, ENGL 111and and/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;

  • develop skills involve in critical reading, oral discourse, and independent thinking; and

  • develop sensitivity to, and an appreciation of, racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Griffith, Kelley. (1974). Writing Essays about Literature. Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.

  • Highway, Tomson. (1989). Dry Lips Oughta move to Kapuskasing. Saskatoon. Saskatchewan: Fifth House Publishers.

  • Maracle, Lee. (1993). Ravensong. Vancouver: Press Gang Publishers.

  • Simon, Lorne. (1994). Stones and Switches. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books Ltd.

  • Moses, Daniel David and Terry Goldie. (Eds.). (1992). An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

  • Van Camp, Richard. (1996). The Lesser Blessed. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.

  • Wagamese, Richard. (1994). Keeper ‘N Me. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited.
  • Other Resources:
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