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English 100

Course Outline

Length of Course:  One semester (14weeks)

Classroom Hours per Week:  5 classroom hours per week (a mixture of lecture, workshop and seminar)

Number of Credit Units:  3 credits

Prerequisite:  C or better in English 099, Communications 12 or Writing 099

Description of Course

A course in the fundamentals of college reading and writing. Students will analyze college level prose and write short academic papers for a variety of purposes. Attention will be devoted to process in writing, rhetorical strategies and to problems in paragraph development, grammar, mechanics and style. Through the writing of a research paper, students will be introduced to research techniques and forms of documentation.

Written Assignments: Students will write three essays (of about 600 words each), one research paper (approximately 1500 words)


In-class major compositions (minimum of 3) and other writing assignments 50% - 55%
One Research Paper 10% - 20%
Final Examination 25% - 30%


To be announced


UBC English 112, SFU English 100 level, UVic English 115, UNBC English 100 level


Steve Barnes, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.A. (British Columbia)
Zeferino Cabrita, B.A., B.F.A., M.A. (British Columbia)
Dilek Cansin, B.A. (Macalester College), M.A. (British Columbia)
Debra Clarke, B.Sc., M.A., TESL Cert (British Columbia)
Leah Kaser, B.A. (British Columbia), M.Ed. (Lesley College)
Angela Lavery, B.A., B.Ed., (Toronto), M.A. (British Columbia)
Nicola Maher, B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (Sussex)
Leslie Mercer, B.A.(British Columbia), M.A. (University College Dublin)
Denis Roberts, B.A., P.D.P., M.A. (Simon Fraser)
Jim Smith, B.Ed., M.Ed. (British Columbia), M.A. (Simon Fraser)
Gary Swanson, B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A. (British Columbia)
Julie Karey, B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (Simon Fraser)