Associate Degree of Arts in English
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- Digital Communication (Certificate) - Fall 2013
The second intake for this a one-year certificate is currently under way so don't delay in applying. A two-year diploma is in the planning stages to continue the program’s focus on experiential skills-building specific to the requirements of the industry. If you are wait listed for this program you can still take your Creative Writing electives. Don't wait to get started!
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The Associate of Arts Degree in English encompasses the first two years of an undergraduate degree, and prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your degree. At Camosun, you'll complete 20 courses and earn an Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in English Literature.
Literature is an exploration of human subjectivity caught within different cultural and historical contexts. As such, you will engage with ethical, philosophical, and political inquiries into the human condition as it exists in different historical and geographical locations, as well as in
diverse cultural contexts. Since literature is also the discipline of creativity, you will learn to uncover both thematic considerations and stylistic conventions in texts that play with language, cultivate characters, and dramatize specific situations.
As a student of English you will read, study, analyze, and canonize both classic and contemporary texts and their authors.You will learn to be discriminating when evaluating written works, and you will learn to articulate and support your interpretation of texts. You will learn how to develop strong critical arguments, as well as how to understand and use theoretical concepts in analysis. You will learn both critical thinking and divergent thinking skills, and you will learn to understand and analyze active creative thought.
The English Department at Camosun is comprised of a team of passionate and unique instructors. Each instructor highlights a different area of the literary canon in order to introduce you to a diverse array of writing styles and ideological affiliations. As an English student, you will read canonized works from the earliest English texts to contemporary writers, including works from Post-colonial, Canadian, Americian, Indigenous, Women's literature, and more.
The Associate of Arts Degree in English program will provide you with your first two years of full-time study, preparing you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your degree. At Camosun, you'll complete 20 courses and earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an English concentration. And you don't need to wait! You can start in September or January.
What can I do with an Associate Degree in English?Educational Opportunities:
Complete the University Transfer Requirements to continue your education in one of the
- English Honors BA
- Education BA
- Professional Writing Minor
- English MA/ PhD
- MA in Library Science
- UVIC Interdisciplinary MA/ PhD (CSPT)
- Royal Roads School of Communications and Culture
- SFU Writing and Publishing Program
- Proposal and Grant Writer
- Freelance Writer
- Non-profit Writer
- Public Service Employee
Work Experience is now an option for Associate Degree students
Associate Degree programs have either a Co-op or Internship option. Students will gain practical work experience, which may be paid or unpaid, through either a four-month Internship or two co-op work terms, available after eight courses of academic study. For more information, contact a Co-op Employment Facilitator at email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding your educational goals, choosing a course, course prerequisites or transfer credit, please contact Academic Advising. If you need more information regarding criteria for admission to a program, how/when to register or tuition costs, please contact Enrolment Services.
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Last updated: March 21, 2013 4:39 pm