English, Associate of Arts Degree

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Program at a glance


Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options



Open to International


Area of study

Arts & Humanities


2 years

Explore a variety of subjects

Hundreds of courses in over 40 different subjects let you tailor your degree based on your interests and educational goals.
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English Literature: love, despair, jealousy, betrayal…never a dull moment!

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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, 2023, to August 31, 2024

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

English, Associate of Arts Degree

$7,324 (domestic)
$31,780 (international)

English, Associate of Arts Degree, Internship designation 

$33,415 (international)

English, Associate of Arts Degree, Co-op designation

$8,930 (domestic)
$35,050 (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

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative  

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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

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

Faculty/staff profile

Kari Jones

Kari Jones

Instructor, Creative Writing and English

Paul Building
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Micaela Maftei

Micaela Maftei

Instructor, English

250-370-3354/ 3837
Paul Building and Liz Ashton Campus Centre
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Neil Stubbs

Neil Stubbs

Instructor, English

250-370-3422/ 4463
Paul Building and Liz Ashton Campus Centre
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Dogwood Blossoms on the Landsdowne Campus

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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




International students please contact Camosun International