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Associate of Arts Degree in English


Associate of Arts Degree in English

Reading, examining and learning

This is the Associate Degree page, are you looking for the English subject page to explore course options?

Explore the world through literature

The study of literature opens the door to a world of creative inquiry. Literature helps us to understand who we are, where we came from, and where we're going. Through the richness of literature, we learn to see the world through culturally diverse points of view and explore social, political and historical contexts. Studying the discipline of English will give you excellent skills in reading, analysis, critical thinking and clearly organized writing — talents that will lead to success in any academic or career path.

English Literature: love, despair, jealousy, betrayal…never a dull moment!

ENGL 163 - War scene
ENGL 288 - Graffitti of an eye

From A-Z

As an Associate Degree student, you'll explore great literature from some of the earliest writings to modern-day classics. Travelling across genres, periods, and diverse cultural perspectives, English students learn to see the world from different viewpoints.

You will become adept at analyzing information, constructing a solid argument, and writing thoughtfully-constructed academic essays. We offer courses in classic English literature, as well as those that focus on Canadian, American, Indigenous, and Women's literature. You may study novels, plays, poetry, short stories, films and visual texts, as well as non-literary texts. Come read the world with us!

Transfer your credits to university

As a graduate, you can continue towards a BA in English or Education, a professional writing minor or even an advanced degree in English.

Grads can explore options like:

Get a taste of English

You may also choose to take English courses as electives to satisfy university transfer requirements for many other Camosun programs.

Many academic disciplines can benefit from the communication and analytical skills you'll develop with these courses. These transferable skills will help you seek out many professional opportunities.

What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.

The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.

Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the specific university program you'd like to pursue.

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Associate of Arts Degree
Two years
Study Options
Full-time or part-time
Work Experience
Optional co-op or internship
September, January, May
Arts & Science
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