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ENGL 111  How to Do Things with Words  Units: 3.00  
This course explores language and literature as a field in which people struggle, create communities, and play, and meaning as negotiated, context-dependent, and mobile. Assignments will invite students to disrupt presumptions of single meanings, and to devise deliberate strategies for communicating with specific audiences.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion Maximum of 6.0 units of ENGL at the 100-level.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify literary genres as a way of classifying and inferring or resisting the kind of claims they make to truth or power.
  2. Analyze texts from an array of forms, including poetry, prose fiction, political discourse, social media, conversation, laws and constitutions, protest, etc.
  3. Compose well-structured, thesis-driven essays.
  4. Use discipline-specific terminology, especially terminology related to meaning and power.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the work of BIPOC writers, especially contemporary Indigenous Canadian writers.