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English – Associate of Arts Degree

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 60

Intake Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Campus: Castlegar

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Associate of Arts Degree English

Overview

Program Summary

Do you love words and stories? Literature invites you to participate in experiences and ideas beyond your own and grants you access to some of history’s and today’s most imaginative minds. Studying English is a great place to start if you are interested in exploring philosophy, sociology or politics. You can also continue towards an Associate of Arts degree in English at Selkirk (two years) and then a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (two more years at a university).

All Associate of Arts students are required to complete:

  • Two semester courses in first-year English.
  • Six semester courses in first-year Arts in two or more subject areas.
  • Three semester courses in UAS science and math at the 100 level or higher of which one must be a lab science and one must be a UAS math, statistics or computer science course. Biology 101, Geography 130 and 232, and Geology are considered lab sciences.
  • Six semester courses in second-year Arts in two or more subject areas.
  • Six additional UAS courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of an Associate of Arts program, learners will be able to:

  • explain terms, concepts, and theories of the discipline(s).
  • read, write, and communicate effectively and creatively across academic disciplines.
  • ask informed questions to deepen the level of enquiry.
  • use quantitative and qualitative evidence to support claims.
  • research and analyze evidence from scholarly and professional publications.
  • synthesize and summarize literature and data.
  • demonstrate developing critical, creative thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • use current and emerging technology.
  • demonstrate collaborative skills in a multi-cultural environment.
  • conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner in an academic environment.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, applicants to the University Arts and Sciences program must meet the following requirements to be considered fully qualified:

  • Minimum grade of 60% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent. Students who do not meet this requirement must write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test and achieve a minimum of level 4 to attain equivalency.

Additional Requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English must fulfill the College’s English language proficiency requirement. See Policy 8611: Admissions.
  • Mature students must meet the English 12 requirement.
  • If you are a student who lacks the admission requirements, you may still gain entry to the program by taking a combination of Academic upgrading and university courses in your first year. This may extend the length of your program.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

ENGL 110English Composition

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options

Take:

one (1) 100-level Arts-Humanities elective

one (1) 100-level Arts-Social Sciences elective

At least one (1) 100-level Math/Science elective

one (1) additional Arts elective

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 2

Required Courses

ENGL 111Introduction To Literature

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options

Take:

one (1) 100-level Arts-Humanities elective

one (1) 100-level Arts-Social Sciences elective

At least one (1) 100-level Math/Science elective

one (1) additional Arts elective

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 3

Required Courses

ENGL 200A Survey of English Literature I

3.00

 

ENGL 202Canadian Literature I: Indigenous Voices

3.00

Or

ENGL 204Children's Literature I: From Rags to Riches and Worlds of Magic

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options

Take:

one (1) 200-level Arts elective - not English

one (1) 200-level Arts elective

one (1) 100- or 200-level general elective

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 4

Required Courses

ENGL 201A Survey of English Literature II

3.00

 

ENGL 203Canadian Literature II: Contemporary Voices

3.00

Or

ENGL 205Children's Literature II: From Hell to Heaven and Everything in Between

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options

Take:

one (1) 200-level Arts elective - not English

one (1) 200-level Arts elective

one (1) 100- or 200-level general elective

See the UAS table of available courses.