Canadian Literature

Code: OLRN2080

Course description

This course will allow students to read selected Canadian literature, including novels and short stories, and to analyse and discuss various key points of each piece of literature. Students will identify the different types of audiences intended for each literary piece. Some suggested areas of study for each novel will include selected key literary terms as well as discussion of the relevance of setting and plot in relation to Canadian culture and history, found in each individual piece. This course will focus on both reading literature as well as the use of proper written English. The novels chosen will also be explored in relation to their relevance to Canadian culture. Key literary terms and events will be discussed for each novel, including questions for each literary piece.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Start Date
Start Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $432.06
End date: Apr. 23, 2019
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. Find out more about OntarioLearn courses and booking your exams.

Textbooks can be purchased from No substitutions unless otherwise stated.

Required textbook(s):

Textbook title: Barometer Rising Author: Hugh MacLennan Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Edition: 1st ISBN: 9780771034893

Textbook title: A Perfect Night to go to China Author: David Gilmour Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers Edition: 1st ISBN: 9780887621673

Textbook title: The Book of Eve Author: Constance Beresford-Howe Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Edition: 1st ISBN: 9780771011061

Textbook title: Dance of the Happy Shades Author: Alice Munro Publisher: Penguin Canada Edition: ISBN: 9780143051435

Host college: NC

Not all courses are offered each term. Winter 2019 registration opens November 5, 2018. Spring 2019 registration opens February 4, 2019.