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English, Associate of Arts Degree

Reading, examining and learning

Program at a glance

Credential

Associate Degree

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

2 years

At a glance image

Female reading riverside

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!

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.

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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.

An investment in your education

Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career or further university studies.

 

Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$9,833 (domestic)

$33,520 (international)

Additional Student Fees

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

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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 detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Kristine Kerins

Kristine Kerins

Chair, Creative Writing and 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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Alena Chercover

Alena Chercover

Instructor, English

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Laurie Elmquist

Laurie Elmquist

Instructor, Creative Writing & English

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

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

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Jeanne Iribarne

Instructor, Creative Writing & 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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Kari Jones

Kari Jones

Instructor, Creative Writing & English

Kari Jones is an instructor in the Department of English at Camosun College. Her job is to teach students good reading and writing skills, but also tr ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Jodi Lundgren

Jodi Lundgren

Instructor, Creative Writing & 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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Jasmine North

Instructor, English

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

Faculty/staff profile

Max Olesen

Max Olesen

Instructor, English

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 more obvious ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Instructor, English

Prior to joining the English department at Camosun College, I was a freelance writer and an editor for the independent media website rabble.ca. While ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more
Dogwood Blossoms on the Landsdowne Campus

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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Kristine Kerins, Chair

General Program Questions

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
School of Arts & Science
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Paul 324

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3123

kerins@camosun.ca

 

International students contact Camosun International