BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-110 - English Composition - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-110 - English Composition - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
English 110 prepares students to write successful college essays. This course focuses on the writing process. Students will learn how to develop, organize, write, revise, document, and edit essays.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - AECE Year 1 Fall Courses
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- General Arts - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • First Nations Speech and Language Assistant Certificate - FNSL Certificate Completion Plan
  • Chemical Addiction Worker Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Administrative Studies Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Executive Assistant Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 1
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Tourism Management Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Fall 2019 (September - December)
  • Spring 2020 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

    Refining Writing Skills
  • use the processes of writing including drafting, revising and editing;

  • write paragraphs and essays suitable for a specific audience or purpose;

  • support a logical position in writing;

  • respond in writing (using analysis and syntheses) to meanings and values encountered in readings;

  • write argument and/or persuasion that supports a position; and

  • write a formal research paper that incorporates various resources and adheres to appropriate MLA standards of format and documentation.

  • Refining Reading Skills
  • read a variety of works ranging from student to published works;

  • recognize the author’s purpose and follow the author’s line of argument;

  • formulate generalizations about key concepts in reading, such as underlying themes, motivation and intent;

  • recognize patterns in readings, such as comparison/contrast and cause and effect;

  • differentiate between primary and secondary resource material;and

  • answer questions verbally and in writing to indicate comprehension of selected works.

  • Refining Research Skills
  • use the various services of NVIT’s library and Internet resources;

  • find and use a variety of sources to support the student’s purpose in both expository and persuasive writing; and

  • paraphrase, synthesize and summarize source information.

  • Building Critical Thinking Skills
  • recognize and use inductive and deductive reasoning;

  • draw defensible conclusions from information found in various sources;

  • comprehend, develop and use concepts and generalizations; and

  • distinguish between fact, inference and opinion.
  • Text and Materials: To be determined by Instructor based upon the Learning Outcomes and Assignment Parameters listed above.

    Texts might include:
  • Penny Petrone’s First People: First Voices.

  • Derek Soles’ Lessons in Essay Writing.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
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    M1:30PM - 4:30PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
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    T,TH10:35AM - 12:05PM04 Sep 201917 Dec 2019
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    M,W10:35AM - 12:05PM06 Jan 202024 Apr 2020
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