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The study of literature is the study of culture itself: the stories and myths, values and ideals, struggles and conflicts that shape our understanding of ourselves as individuals and of our relationships in the world. Courses in the English Department are designed to increase students' literary, cultural, and critical awareness, and help them develop the skills necessary to express their ideas effectively both orally and in writing: in addition to literary studies, we offer courses in writing, rhetoric, and public speaking.

The department offers undergraduate course work at three levels: 100 (University Writing, Literature and Culture, and Literature and Criticism), 200 (University Writing II, Literature and Culture II, Literature and Criticism II, Literature and Traditions II, and Book Club), and 300 (Literature and Writing III, Literature and Culture III, Literature and Traditions III, and Word and Image).

There are also some 400-level courses that focus specifically on professional development, whether for the world of work or graduate school. Students may take them while taking 300-level courses.

All 100-level and most 200-level and 300-level English courses require that students write supervised examinations, demonstrating the ability to meet the department’s requirements.

Degree Outcomes

  • enhanced ability to appreciate the aesthetics and pleasures of diverse literary forms
  • recognition of literature as a product and producer of social, cultural, and individual identities
  • advanced analysis and interpretation of primary course material
  • advanced synthesis of relevant scholarly resources
  • ability to integrate critical thinking with secondary resources to produce independent scholarship related to course texts and material in writing and presentations
  • refinement of academic writing skills, including development of a voice and prose style appropriate to the discourse situation
  • understanding of the ethics involved with intellectual property and the practice of scholarship
  • ability to participate in a collaborative learning community

An Honours in English is a program dedicated to the exploration and critical analysis of literature and language. The study of English enhances overall literacy, including written and oral communication, and information literacies. In addition to historical and genre-specific knowledge about literature and culture, students develop intellectual and practical skills, such as critical and creative thinking, and research methods. The study of English also contributes to citizenship and lifelong learning.

The main advantage of an Honours degree in English is that it will help students to see themselves as professionals in the discipline and to better prepare for graduate or professional programs. The required methods course and the research specialization involved in the capstone project anticipate graduate-level research and funding applications that many will make as they graduate from VIU. The capstone project encourages the student to spend more one-on-one with one or two faculty members. These relationships will strengthen the transition to graduate and professional situations.

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Faculty of Art, Design and Performing Arts

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (4 yıl)

Okul ücreti
CAD$16,680.00 (TRY 124,850) Yıllık
CAN $8,340 per semester
Başlangıç tarihi

6 Eylül 2022

Yer

Faculty of Art, Design and Performing Arts

900 Fifth Street,

NANAIMO,

British Columbia (BC),

V9R 5S5, Canada

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Applicants must have graduation from high school or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0); TOEFL paper based test score of 550 (no section below 56); TOEFL iBT score of 88 (no section below 20); CAEL score 60; Pearson (PTE) score of 60 (no section below 60); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with 176 overall; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with 176 overall; English 12 (BC) with minimum "C"; International Baccalaureate English A1/A2 with Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher; Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition with Grade 2 or higher.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Proof of English Language proficiency is required from any country or citizen where English is not the official or first language.

For students who meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, conditional acceptance to VIU may be granted. In this case, admission is granted pending completion of VIU’s English Language Centre program (level AP5 for undergrad and Grad Prep for Graduate programs). Exceptions may apply.

International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program.

To meet the English language requirements for academic program, students must have completed:

VIU English Language Centre's - Successful completion of University Preparation Level 5
International Baccalaureate English A1/A2 - Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher
IELTS 6.5 (with no band under 6.0)
TOEFL 550 (with no section under 56)
TOEFL iBT 88 (with no section under 20)
Pearson (PTE) 60 no section below 60
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English with a minimum Cambridge English Score of 176.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with a minimum Cambridge English Score of 176.

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