Course Descriptions

Detailed descriptions of English and Fine Arts courses (Literary History and Criticism, Composition, Creative Writing, and Publishing Studies) can be found either in the print version of the Okanagan College calendar, or from the on-line version, which you can access here: English Courses By Subject and Fine Arts Courses By Subject

While the above link will provide detailed descriptions and information on each class, what follows is a simplified listing of English and Writing & Publishing courses:



100-level (first year)

  • ENGL 100-3-3 University Writing
  • ENGL 116-3-3 Introduction to Creative Writing I
  • ENGL 126-3-3 Introduction to Creative Writing II
  • ENGL 150-3-3 Critical Writing and Reading: Poetry and Drama
  • ENGL 151-3-3 Critical Writing and Reading: Short Fiction and the Novel
  • ENGL 153-3-3 Critical Writing and Reading: Narrative
  • ENGL 160-3-3 Introduction to Film Studies
  • ENGL 170-3-4 Applied Publishing Skills
  • ENGL 199-3-3 Arts Studies in English



Fine Arts Courses

  • FINA 110-3-3 Introduction to Drawing and Visual Storytelling
  • FINA 120-3-3 Introduction to the Creative Process
  • FINA 134-3-3 Nineteenth-Century Art History
  • FINA 144-3-3 Twentieth Century Art History
  • FINA 160-3-3 Introduction to Canadian and Aboriginal Art History
  • FINA 170-3-4 Applied Publishing Skills
  • FINA 201-3-3 Introduction to Publication Design
  • FINA 202-3-3 Advanced Publication Design

200-level (second year)

  • ENGL 203-3-3 Studies in Composition
  • ENGL 204-3-4 Applied English Studies I
  • ENGL 205-3-3 Applied English Studies II
  • ENGL 206-3-3 Publishing: Best Practices and Copy Editing
  • ENGL 207-3-5 Web Development for Publishing
  • ENGL 208-3-3 History of the Book
  • ENGL 209-3-3 Studies in Professional Editing
  • ENGL 210-3-3 Women in Literature
  • ENGL 211-3-3 Survey of English Literature I
  • ENGL 212-3-3 Studies in Children's Literature
  • ENGL 213-3-3 Studies in British Literature
  • ENGL 215-3-3 Studies in Reading Film
  • ENGL 216-3-3 Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing - Poetry
  • ENGL 217-3-3 Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing - Fiction
  • ENGL 218-3-3 Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing - Drama
  • ENGL 219-3-3 Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing - Creative Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 220-3-3 Studies in the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
  • ENGL 221-3-3 Survey of English Literature II
  • ENGL 222-3-3 Studies in International Literature in English
  • ENGL 223-3-3 Studies in Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 225-3-3 Studies in Drama
  • ENGL 230-3-3 Topics in Women's Literature
  • ENGL 231-3-3 Studies in Popular Narrative
  • ENGL 233-3-3 Studies in American Literature
  • ENGL 235-3-3 Professional Writing and Communications
  • ENGL 236-3-3 Studies in Indigenous Literature in Canada
  • ENGL 237-3-3 Studies in Nature Writing
  • ENGL 295-3-3 Directed Studies in English

300, 400-level (third and fourth years)

  • ENGL 302-3-3 Studies in Contemporary Literary Aesthetics
  • ENGL 306-3-3 Topics in Literary History
  • ENGL 307-3-3 Creative Non-Fiction Writing for Canadian Markets
  • ENGL 308-3-3 Literature and Film
  • ENGL 309-3-3 Shakespeare in Context
  • ENGL 311-3-3 Writing Drama
  • ENGL 312-3-3 Writing for Change: History, Theory, Practice
  • ENGL 351-3-3 Ecopoetics
  • ENGL 357-3-3 Environmental Literature
  • ENGL 358-3-3 Special Topics in Literature
  • ENGL 383-3-3 Creative Writing Fiction
  • ENGL 406-3-3 Literary Journalism I: History, Theory, Practice
  • ENGL 407-3-3 Literary Journalism II: The Art of the Interview, Review & Profile
  • ENGL 408-3-3 Topics in Creative Writing
  • ENGL 409-3-3 Writing the Novel
  • ENGL 416-3-5 Publishing Project


If you encounter any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Jane Muskens (local 4340).
All English and Fine Arts courses are the responsibility of the Department of English.
For Current Articulation and Transfer Agreements, please go to the BC Transfer Guide.