English, Associate of Arts Degree

Reading, examining and learning

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Program at a glance

Credential

Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Arts & Humanities

Length

2 years

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

Start in September, January or May

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.

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!

English Help Centre

The Upgrading and English Help Centres provide writing and English support, Monday-Friday. 

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:

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.

BC Transfer Guide

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.

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

In the Associate of Arts Degree in English you'll learn written and oral communication skills. You'll learn to communicate clearly, concisely and coherently in a style appropriate for the purpose, situation and audience. You'll gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will allow you to assess, evaluate and process complex information appropriate to an area of concentration or the discipline. 

You'll demonstrate the skills and understanding necessary to use numbers and mathematics to deal effectively with common problems and perform Information retrieval and evaluation.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

English, Associate of Arts Degree

$7,178 (domestic)
$31,080 (international)

English, Associate of Arts Degree, Internship designation 

$7,966 (domestic)
$32,680 (international)

English, Associate of Arts Degree, Co-op designation

$8,630 (domestic)
$34,280 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Contact us

If you have admissions questions contact us today!

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your classes contact artsci@camosun.ca.

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Kristine Kerins

Kristine Kerins

Chair, English

Kristine is a third generation lover of words. Her mother taught English and drama before becoming a librarian and curriculum coordinator, and her gra ...

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Tim Callin

Instructor, English

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Alena Chercover

Alena Chercover

Instructor, English

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Janet Doherty

Instructor, English

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Laurie Elmquist

Laurie Elmquist

Instructor, Creative Writing and English

Laurie Elmquist has had short stories, poetry and memoir published in literary journals and anthologies. Her illustrated books for children inclu ...

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Candace Fertile

Candace Fertile

Instructor, English

Teaching English and creative writing at Camosun is a wonderful job. It’s a privilege to be able to explore the world of the imagination with students ...

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Julian Gunn

Instructor, English

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Jeanne Iribarne

Instructor, Creative Writing and English

An active playwright and poet, J. Iribarne  has been teaching at Camosun College since 2001. Teaching is her passion—she values working with stud ...

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Kari Jones

Kari Jones

Instructor, Creative Writing and English

On Leave. Kari Jones is an instructor in the Department of English at Camosun College. Her job is to teach students good reading and writing skills, b ...

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Kim Lemieux

Kim Lemieux

Instructor, English

Kimberly Lemieux joined the Department of English in September 2015. She is an English enthusiast who believes that English proficiency is a skill bes ...

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Jodi Lundgren

Jodi Lundgren

Instructor, Creative Writing and English

An avid dancer, backpacker, and educator, Jodi Lundgren, PhD, is the author of two hi-lo novels with Lorimer SideStreets (Gone Wild and Blow ...

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Micaela Maftei

Micaela Maftei

Instructor, English

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Alexis Martfeld

Alexis Martfeld

Instructor, English

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Raj Mehta

Instructor, English

I competed my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and continued on to graduate work at McGill. I joined the Camosun faculty in 2003 aft ...

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Thomas Nienhuis

Instructor, English

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Maureen Niwa

Maureen Niwa

Instructor, English

From Alberta, I received my BA in English from U of Lethbridge/West Bretton College (UK). Since 1997, I have taught English at Camosun College, and se ...

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Jasmine North

Jasmine North

Instructor, English

Teaching Courses ENGL 151 Academic Writing Strategies ENGL 161 Literary Genres ENGL 163 Introduction to Literary Traditions ...

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Max Olesen

Max Olesen

Instructor, English

On Leave. Max’s family history combines two distinct paths that he tries to live and teach by: the imaginative and the practical. The first path is mo ...

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Kelly Pitman

Kelly Pitman

Instructor, English

Kelly has worked at Camosun since 1999 and loves the community college atmosphere. Her areas of specialization include contemporary British and Irish ...

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Deanna Roozendaal

Deanna Roozendaal

Instructor, English

Deanna has a passion for teaching and learning, and she has been working with students since 1992. Along with teaching Academic and Technical Writing ...

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Instructor, English

BA Honours (McGill University), MSc in English Literature (University of Edinburgh) Prior to joining the English department at Camosun College, I w ...

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Neil Stubbs

Neil Stubbs

Instructor, English

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Katie Tanigawa

Instructor, English

Katie Tanigawa has been a visitor to Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since 2004. She joined Camosun’s English Department in 2017 and believes everyon ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

Campus location

Fisher 104

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3298

artsci@camosun.ca

 

International students please contact Camosun International