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Associate of Arts Degree in English
Associate of Arts Degree in English

Associate of Arts Degree in English

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  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High School Graduation OR be 19 years old on the first day of classes

English requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL iBT score of 78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

  • PTE Academic score of 54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

  • Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced score of 174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

  • CAEL CE score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)

  • GTEC CBT score of 1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)

  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.

Other requirements:

  • The course requirements for the Associate Degree program credential are mandated by the provincial government. You must complete a total of 20 university transfer courses, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C"), to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree. No course may be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements; 25% of your courses must be completed at Camosun College.

Course Information

Explore the world through literature

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!

A well-rounded general education with a focus on English

This two-year, 20-course program will give you the flexibility to pursue the English courses that interest you, as well as offering arts and science electives to round out your education.

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In your first year, you will take two academic terms. Courses include an emphasis on English as well as arts and science electives.

 Year 1

Academic Terms 1 and 2

  • Two of, ENGL 151, Academic Writing Strategies, 3,

  • , ENGL 161, Literary Genres, 3,

  • , ENGL 163, Intro to Literary Traditions, 3,

  • , ENGL 164, Indigenous Literature, 3,

  • Two of, Social Sciences, 6,

  • Two of, Humanities
    Second language recommended, 6 to 8,

  • Two of, Arts, 6,

  • One of, Math/Computer Science/Statistics, 3 to 4,

  • One of, Lab Science, 3,

In your second year, you'll dig deeper into the English courses of your choice. You'll also take additional arts and science elective courses.

Year 2

Academic Terms 3 and 4

  • Two of, ENGL 280, English Literature to 1700, 3,

  • , ENGL 282, English Literature 1700 to 1900, 3,

  • , ENGL 286, 20th Century Literature, 3,

  • Two of, Second-year English, 6,

  • One of, Science, 4,

  • One of, Second-year Arts, 3,

  • One of, Second-year Arts (not English), 3,

  • Three of, Elective, 9,

After you have completed eight courses, you can choose to complement your associate degree with a work term.

Co-op Options

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Co-op designation will be required to successfully complete two (2) Co-operative Work Experience courses:

  • All of, COOP WEP, Workplace Education, 0,

  • , ASDG 101*, Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1), 4,

  • , ASDG 201, Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2), 4,

Internship Options

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Internship designation will be required to complete a minimum of one (1) ASDG work experience course.

  • All of, COOP WEP, Workplace Education, 0,

  • , ASDG 102, Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1), 4,

  • Optional, ASDG 202, Co-operative Work Experience 2 (optional), 4,

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance - CAD $900 per year

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