English: Associate of Arts Degree
Concentration in English at the Associate level is an excellent foundation for a variety of careers and further studies. Those who wish to pursue a B.A. Major or Minor in English are encouraged to take a variety of English courses within an Associate of Arts degree.
Transfer to a Bachelor of Arts Program
Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree in English are eligible for admission to KPU's Bachelor of Arts, Major or Minor in English programs, as well as to KPU's Bachelor of Arts programs in other areas, as long as other third year entry requirements are met.
Students who receive an Associate of Arts degree in English from KPU will also have appropriate course coverage to be eligible to enter the English Major program at any other university in British Columbia. (UBC has additional requirements that students will need to complete, and UVic strongly recommends that students also have reading knowledge of a second language; however, direct entry is available into the B.A. English programs at most other institutions, including SFU.)
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum of C in each course including the following:
1. Must take:
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
2. At least one of:
|ENGL 1202||Reading and Writing about Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature||3 credits|
|ENGL 1204||Reading and Writing about Genre: An Introduction to Literature||3 credits|
3. Both of:
|ENGL 2316||English Literature: 14th to 18th Centuries||3 credits|
|ENGL 2317||English Literature: 18th to 20th Centuries||3 credits|
4. At least one of:
|ENGL 2301||Canadian Literature in English||3 credits|
|ENGL 2309||Literature of the United States of America||3 credits|
The English department strongly recommends that students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in English from Kwantlen Polytechnic University also complete at least one additional second year course chosen from the following list:
|ENGL 2315||The Comic Voice||3 credits|
|ENGL 2319||The Novel in English: Its Development||3 credits|
|ENGL 2320||Studies in Poetry||3 credits|
|ENGL 2330||Studies in Drama||3 credits|
|ENGL 2340||Studies in Fiction||3 credits|
|ENGL 2350||Critical Studies in Film||3 credits|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in English.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Associate Degree
- Open intake
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