Projected courses

Winter 2020

English 104: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • TR 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 a.m. (Andrea MacPherson) or W 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. (Rajnish Dhawan)
  • Learn fundamental techniques and strategies of creative writing in three major genres (such as fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and drama). Practice writing in these genres and learn to critique writing in a cooperative workshop setting. 


English 105: Academic Writing (many times and instructors)

  • Understand and develop university-level writing and reading practices which will serve you in any academic discipline. Analyze writing and writing situations, critically think about writing, and develop and present ideas in essays.

English 108: Introduction to Literature (many times and instructors)

  • Analyze and discuss literature from a range of genres and time periods. 

English 170: Literature in Context 

  • This course will feature literary texts drawn from various grnres, but may also include historical narratives and documents, films, videos, or visual art displays. The following ENGL 170 courses have different themes this Fall. 
  • ENGL 170 AB1 MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (Kim Richards) Extractivism in Canadian Cultures
  • ENGL 170 AB2 R 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. (Prabhjot Parmar) The Great Game
  • ENGL 170 AB3 TR 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (Ron Sweeney) Understanding Comics 

English 200: Introduction to Literary Critical Methods

  • MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (Ceilidh Hart) or TR 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (Hilary Turner) Learn and apply strategies for reading literature and writing literary critical essays. Decode the conventions of the literary essay, and read and write about a variety of challenging and exciting literature.

English 201: British Literature 700 -1700

  • TR 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. (Melissa Walter) Study major authors and literary movements and gain a broad understanding of different genres in their historical contexts.

English 202: British Literature 1700-1930

  • MW 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. (Heather McAlpine) Study major authors and literary movements and gain a broad understanding of different genres in their historical contexts, especially those of colonization, industrialization, gender relations, and modernity.

English 211: Creative Writing: Playwriting

  • M 7:00pa.m. - 9:50 p.m. (Rajnish Dhawan) In this writing intensive introduction to the creative process and techniques of playwriting, students study model works by established playwriters and produce their own dramatic writing. Student writing is critiqued by the instructor and classmates in classroom discussion.  

English 212: Creative Writing: Short Fiction

  • TR 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 p.m. (Andrew MacPherson) In this writing-intensive intorduction to the creative process and techniques of short fiction writing, students study model works by established writers. Students produce their own short fiction, which is then critiqued by the instructor and classmates in classroom discussion. 

English 223C: The South Asian Tradition - A Kingdom Divided

  • MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (Prabhjot Parmar) Students in this course will engage with South Asian (India and its neighbours) literary traditions to examine the countinued relevance and universality of classical works. Reading classics and selections from contemporary works - fiction, comic/graphic, and film - students will explore themes of family, power, conflict, love and legitimacy, honours - of clan and of womens, good vs evil, and truth and deception. 

English 228: Topics in Indigenous Literature

  • MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. (Michelle LaFlamme) Understand the complex narrative forms that Indigenous writers have been utilizing from oral stories, to fiction, to television, to visual art, to film, to installations, to hip-hop and everything in between. 

English 271C: Laughing Matters: The Rhetoric of Stand-up Comedy 

  • F 11:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. (Alex Wetmore) An introduction to what makes language effective and compelling through a study of stand-up comedians and humour. 

English 304: Topics in Medieval Literature

  • MW 8:30 a.m. -10:35 p.m. (John Pitcher) 

English 312: Shakespeare 

  • MW 10:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. (Tim Herron) 


English 319: The Eighteenth-Century Novel

  • TR 10:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. (Alex Wetmore) 

English 323: Topics in Romanticism - Poets on Poetry

  • TR 3:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. (Hilary Turner) The course will examine prose writings from major Romantic poets on the theory and practice of poetry. 

English 335: Topics in Victorian Literature - The Pre-Raphaelite Movement

  • MW 8:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. (Heather McAlpine) This course examines the poetry, paintings, essays, and short-lived magazine produced by a group of dissatisfied art students who set out to change British art and society in the middle of the nineteenth century. Featuring the work of Dante Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, and William Morris. 

English 339: British and Irish Fiction Since 1930 

  • MW 3:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. (Prabhjot Parmar)

English 344: American Literature 1620-1860

  • TR 10:40 a.m.  - 12:50 p.m. (Andrew Gutteridge)

English 354: Canadian Poetry and Prose to 1920 

  • MW 10:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. (Ceilidh Hart) 

English 362: Literature of British Columbia 

  • MW 1:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. (Michelle LaFlamme) 

English 379: Rhetoric: Composition Teaching

  • TR 8:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. (Nadeane Trowse) 

English 388E: Witches in Children's Literature

  • TR 1:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. (Karen Selesky) 

English 390C: Creative Writing: Fantasy Literature

  • TR 3:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. (John Carroll)

English 405: Seminar in Creative Writing 

  • W 6:10 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. (Andrea MacPherson) 

Linguistics 101: Introduction to Language 

  • ONLINE (Marcela Jonas) LING 101 focuses on the building blocks of language: from sounds to words to sentences and contexts. Students explore the formation, interaction, and meanings of these elements and learn how they are acquired and used in different social situations. For many students, LING 101 opens the door to a life-long love for language study. That’s why I love teaching this course.


UFV Alumni Taylor Johnson

I knew I could use my passion for English in a business environment. I'm really happy I studied the arts, I can't picture myself having studied anything else.

  • – Taylor Johnson
  •    HR Business Partner and Safety Cordinator, Plan Group Inc.
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