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ENG-107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or portfolio.

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ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 108 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in poetry drama and screenplays. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises, and peer critiquing. Students create a portfolio of work including both poetry and a play or screenplay.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or portfolio.

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or ENG 160; or English assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ENG 160; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-122 Reading Literature

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


In this course, you will become familiar with selected writers and their works and themes; develop and understanding of literary terms, techniques, and styles, and analyze fiction, drama, poetry and literary non-fiction using a range of critical approaches. The long-term objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. You will, as Frederick Nietzsche commands, "Read...your own life and from this understanding the hieroglyphs of universal life!" Students may not receive credit for ENG 122 if they have previously taken ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 127 introduces students to Indigenous literatures in Canada with emphasis on their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Students will study works selected from various genres, including story-telling, both oral and written, non-fiction writing, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, as well as art, film, and digital media. They will learn to write reflective and scholarly analysis by interweaving Indigenous and Western approaches to textual interpretation and literary criticism. Students may not receive credit for ENG 127 if they have previously completed ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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FIN-100 Introduction to Art History and VisualPLA

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the history of art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II / FIN 101, this course explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment. Students with less than C in English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.

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FIN-101 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of the introduction to the history of art that began with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I / FIN 100. This course serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. It explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time-period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 100

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FIN-110 Drawing & 2-DIMENSIONAL Language I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making, it introduces methods, material and concepts particular to the medium of drawing and visual language. The intention of this course is to provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves in the medium of drawing. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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FIN-111 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to expand on materials, methods, concepts and drawing techniques introduced in FIN 110. Students develop their visual vocabulary and drawing skills by experimenting with various media to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual drawing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 110

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FIN-115 Introduction to Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course will introduce students to the printmaking processes of relief, etching, and screen print. Technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of each process will be explored through the production of hand-made prints. Students will learn safe studio practices and responsible use of materials, tools and studio equipment. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop a personal and expressive response to printmaking processes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 110

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FIN-120 Painting: Colour & Perception

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. This class introduces a variety of fundamental exercises in colour theory including colour mixing and paint application through observation and abstraction. This class will provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves and understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 (may be taken as a co-requisite).

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FIN-121 Painting: Colour & Application

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


In this studio course students continue to explore colour theory and colour applications introduced in FIN 120. Students develop their visual vocabulary and painting skills by experimenting with various colour applications and techniques to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual painting. This class will provide students with the skills and artistic vocabulary to understand the implications of colour, design and technique in the medium of painting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 120

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FIN-130 Fdn Studio in 3 Dimensnl Art & Design

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This foundation studio art course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Students are familiarized with the technical, material and conceptual frameworks and approaches to three-dimensional structures. Elements and principals, processes and vocabulary of three-dimensional art and design are introduced through a variety of studio projects. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st century art and design practices.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 (may be taken as a co-requisite).

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FIN-131 Fnd Studio in 3D Objects & Space

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits


This foundation course expands upon 3-D art and design fundamentals explored in FIN130 Foundation Studio in 3-Dimensional Art and Design. Through hands-on studio projects, students explore a variety of material processes and expressive potential related to objects and space. Formal elements and principals of art and design provide framework for production. Projects are informed by research, readings, presentations and critiques; historical and contemporary three-dimensional art and design contextualize the studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 130

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FIN-135 Introduction to Ceramics

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This studio course explores clay as an expressive medium for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It covers the techniques of hand construction and an introduction to the potter's wheel as well as various glazing and decorating methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 110

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FIN-140 Creative Processes

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course explores the creative process of the artist, how to develop conceptual subject matter and experiment with materials and processes in the studio. It is an introduction to the important principles and philosophies of contemporary art. Students will learn to take responsibility for their own creative responses and channel the creative process from conception to realization.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment. Students with less than C in English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.

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FIN-145 Introduction to Photography


This studio course introduces the student to the fundamentals of black & white photography. Students learn the basics of camera operations including exposure and creative camera controls using 35mm cameras to produce photographic images. Basic darkroom and silver-based print production techniques are covered. 35mm single lens reflex cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples or NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or equivalent; or English assessment.

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FIN-200 Video + Sound 1

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This project-oriented course introduces the student to media arts practice through an exploration of video and sound production. Technical principles including camera operation, foley, storyboarding and digital editing expand upon the conventions and practices of traditional and experimental film-making.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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FIN-201 Video + Sound 2

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits


This project-oriented course introduces the student to media arts practice through an exploration of video, sound and expanded media production such as animation, physical computing and installation art. Technical principles combined with experimentation, critical discourse and exposure to diverse media practices support the production of student projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples, or NIC ENG 096, 098, ESL 090 or English assessment.

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FIN-210 Drawing & 2-DIMENSIONAL Language III

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


In this course students deepen their understanding of representational drawing methods by exploring objective, subjective and conceptual approaches. Students will advance their formal drawing techniques, and utilize it as a means of visual expression. Course projects serve an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to resolve artistic problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 111

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FIN-211 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language IV

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course employs creative and critical inquiry to investigate mixed media and interdisciplinary practices in drawing. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual drawing skills. Emphasis will be on drawing as a process to develop imagery that integrates representation, imagination and personal expression.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 210

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FIN-215 Intaglio Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an in-depth investigation of the materials and techniques related to intaglio printmaking including, dry-point, etching, collograph and monotype. Multi-colour printing, chin colle, mixed media and experimental approaches are explored. Assigned and self-directed projects, demonstrations, class discussion and critiques encourage student's artistic development and expression of contemporary ideas in print form.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 115

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FIN-217 Screen Printing

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


Various methods and techniques of screen printing will be explored including photographic and autographic stencil making. An extensive study of studio practices relating to equipment and tools will be undertaken. Exploration of the medium as an artistic method of expression will be part of this course. The printing of editions and monoprints will be considered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 115

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FIN-220 Painting Intermediate 1

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course develops awareness in relation to issues in Contemporary Painting. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Emphasis will be on students' individual development and on enhancing technical skills, thematic development and personal expression. Course projects serve as an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on process, analysis, and ability to expand and resolve artistic problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 121

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FIN-221 Painting Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of FIN 220, concepts of visual language and critical inquiry are used to investigate the discipline of painting. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual painting. Emphasis will be on painting as a process to develop thematic imagery and personal expression.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 220.

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FIN-230 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture. Assignment-based studio explorations in sculpture support material interests and the development of traditional and experimental practices. To develop their studio practice, students express their intentions, document and reflect on their concepts and processes. Class dialogue, presentations and research inform their studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 131

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FIN-231 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


A continuation of FIN 230, this course provides students opportunities to expand and refine their approaches to the development and creation of contemporary sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing and sustaining individual research and studio practice, incorporating diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations. Student presentations and critiques provide opportunities for development and contextualizing of intentions and practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 230

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FIN-235 Ceramics Intermediate I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time; 3 credits


Clay will be explored as an expressive and functional medium, relating to contemporary ceramic ideas and concepts. The forming techniques employed will include: throwing, press molding, coil and slab construction. Surface enrichment and colour will be developed using slips, terra sigillata, and glazing techniques. Firing processes will include electric kilns, pit firing, raku and high fire reduction.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 135

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FIN-236 Ceramics Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is a continuation of FIN 235. It is intended to expand on the concepts and techniques explored in FIN 235.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 235

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FIN-245 Photography Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + lab 3 credits


This course will serve to expand technical and conceptual skills in photography as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. Students will use photographic equipment, materials and processes in the production of black & white photographic imagery. Experimental approaches to the photographic medium, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 145

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FIN-247 Introduction to Digital Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab, 3 credits


This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for cataloguing, editing and output to print and electronic media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in FIN 110

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FIN-250 Modern Art History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is an examination of the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and considers their effects on the development of modern art. Course material integrates methodologies of critical cultural theory as a form of analysis to explore the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place and that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 101

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PHI-240 Philosophy of Art

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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