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English - ENG3U

ILC Course Code: ENG3U-B

Grade 11, University Preparation, 1.0 credit

English (ENG2D-B)

Course Description

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyze challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyze the relationships among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively.

The course is intended to prepare you for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.

In this course you will join the online book club and discuss the novel with other students in the Knowledge Forum. You will also analyze video and audio clips featuring interviews and author readings.

Note: This course is delivered online through My ILC. All lessons are in electronic form and can be downloaded and printed by the student if desired. All assignments must be submitted online using the assignment submission tool (part of My ILC). For special circumstances: Contact Learner Services.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Materials provided on loan

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Ballad of the Sad Café, and The Drawer Boy

Unit 1: Heroic Journey

Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Lesson 2 - Getting into Character

Lesson 3 - Interpretation of Character

Lesson 4 - Research and Presentation Skills

Lesson 5 - Applying Critical Thinking to a Novel

Unit 2: The Media: Understanding Choices

Lesson 6 - An Introduction to Media

Lesson 7 - All Media Use Their Own Forms

Lesson 8 - Product Placement in the Media

Lesson 9 - Media Values and Perspectives

Lesson 10 - Audience Responses Differ

Unit 3: Love and Betrayal

Lesson 11 - Introduction to the Southern U.S. Gothic Literary Tradition

Lesson 12 - Structure in "The Ballad of the Sad Café"

Lesson 13 - McCullers's Theory of the Lover and the Beloved

Lesson 14 - The Symbols, Patterns, and Themes of "The Ballad of the Sad Café"

Lesson 15 - The Theme of Love in Poetry Through the Ages

Unit 4: Canadian Drama: The Stories Told and Untold

Lesson 16 - Trifles: The Women Speak (But Not Too Loudly...)

Lesson 17 - Still Stands the House

Lesson 18 - Making Theatre: The Drawer Boy

Lesson 19 - The Power of Storytelling in The Drawer Boy

Lesson 20 - Writing a Comparative Essay

This is the English version of the course.

Click here to view the French version of the course.