English

 

Why study English?

The study of English is recognized as a foundation for every kind of intellectual work and study. For this reason, every Memorial University student is required to take at least three credit hours in English. The first-year English program offers students the opportunity to enrich their experience of literature and the English language through the close reading and study of selected texts, including poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction. The program emphasizes critical reading, critical thinking, and essay writing. Students become more familiar with the strategies of writing analytical essays in response to selected texts. Written assignments are set frequently and students are expected to pay close attention to their instructors’ suggestions for improving content, organization, and expression.

Courses available in first year

English 1000
Critical Reading and Writing in Prose Forms (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an introduction to the essay, short fiction, and the novel. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and thinking strategies; composition of essays, including use of quotations and documentation, revision and editing; and literary analysis.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None
Note: All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/CRW.

English 1001
Critical Reading and Writing in Poetry and Drama (available only at Grenfell Campus) builds upon the essay writing and critical analytical strategies begun in English 1000. Emphasis is placed on developing composition skills in essay writing, conducting research, and examining the genres of poetry and drama.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: English 1000 or equivalent
Note: All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/CRW.

English 1110
Critical Reading and Writing in Rhetoric is an examination of prose texts such as essays, articles and reviews. Students write for different purposes and audiences. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing. All sections of this course follow CRW guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts and build on foundational CRW content delivered in English 1080.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: English 1000 or 1080
Notes:

  1. Students cannot receive credit for both English 1020 and 1110
  2. All students entering the Faculty of Business undergraduate programs must have successfully completed English 1110 or English 1021.

 

Course for students whose first language is not English:

English 1020
Writing for Second Language Students I is an introduction to the use of English with emphasis on composition for non-native English speaking students. This course is for students whose first language is not English and who have passed 102F or have attained a standard acceptable to the Department on the English Placement Test. Students who have passed English 1020 may take as their second English course one of English 1021, 1080, 1101, 1102, or 1103. Students completing this course may elect to use it with English 1021 to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study requirement.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: Admission to this course will be determined on the basis of the departmental English Placement Test or successful completion of English 102F

Notes:

  1. Students who successfully complete English 1020 may enter English 1021, 1080, 1101, 1102 or 1103. They may not enter English 1110.
  2. Students may not receive credit for more than six credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits), except English 1020 and 1021 if they are used to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study requirement.

Sample program for first year

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1000English 1001
course in minor areacourse in minor area
designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) coursedesignated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course
electiveelective
electiveelective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
Tony Fabijancic
afabijan@grenfell.mun.ca
www.grenfell.mun.ca/academics-and-research/Pages/Bachelor-of-Arts/English.aspx

 

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca