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Welcome to English 111 & 121 and English 105/6


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 English 1, English 105 & EED Programme

 

1. English 1

The first-year course (English 111 and English 121) introduces students to a variety of genres, topics, and historical or geographical emphases in world literature in English, including texts from southern Africa. The aim of the course is to present a sense of the diversity of forms and topics in English literary studies, and to introduce students to methods of close reading, writing, and debate.

The English 111/121 Course Reader will be your guide and companion for the whole year. This is available at the Arts Faculty bookshop, which is located in Room 13 of the Old Arts Building, Tel: 021 959 3677. In addition, make sure that you have a copy of each of the following books, and that you have read them before the relevant lectures begin. The prescribed dictionary will be an invaluable reference throughout the year.

If you have financial difficulties in acquiring books, we encoura​ge you to apply for a book allocation bursary through UWC’s Financial Aid offices.

Required throughout the year:

English 111/121 Course Reader (Available from the department.)

Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students (O.U.P) ISBN: 978-0-19-929625-5


Semester 1:

Gunesekera, R.           Reef  (Granta Books) ISBN. 1862070946

Short Story Collection (Available from the department )

Davids, Nadia.     At Her Feet. Oshun Books

Fugard, A.                   The Island  (Available from the department)


Semester 2:

Dickens, C.                  Great Expectations (Penguin) ISBN. 9780141439563

Shakespeare, W.         Macbeth (Maskew Miller Longman) ISBN. 9780636022584

Dangarembga, T         Nervous Conditions (Ayebia UK) ISBN. 0954702336

Mda, Z.                        Black Diamond (Penguin) ISBN. 9780143026198     

You will also be studying poetry throughout the year. The poems for discussion are included in the English 111/121 Course Reader.


2. ENGLISH 105/106
WHAT IS ENGLISH 105/106 ALL ABOUT?


English 105 is an intensive English course which is only offered in the first semester. English 106 repeats this course in the second semester. The course focuses on both English literature and academic literacy.  The course work centres on poems, short stories and interesting news and current affairs articles, but you will also learn about academic writing, critical reading and proper language usage.
 
The one aim of the course is to engage students with literature and the world around them by encouraging an open-minded attitude, curiosity and critical thinking.  The other aim is to prepare students for the requirements of academic writing and introduce them to key literary concepts and skills that they will need as well-rounded and successful university scholars.

WHY IS ENGLISH 105 FOR YOU?

Students who must do English as one of their subjects, but who do not yet feel prepared for a full literature course can do English 105 in the first semester and transition to English 121 if they do well.  It is recommended that students who achieved a C or lower for matric English should do English 105.

Students who want to learn more about literature and students who want to improve their academic literacy skills are all welcome

3. EED PROGRAMME

The EED programme offers a range of foundational academic literacy courses in various faculties. EED aims to help students acquire and develop: fluency, accuracy and confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English, academic literacy in English which will develop the skills necessary to read academic texts, summarise them, take effective notes, classify information, do independent research, and write structured academic essays,

    information literacy, which includes computing skills,

    critical and creative thinking skills,

    study, time-management and life skills,

    the ability to apply knowledge and skills flexibly and in a variety of contexts

The EED programme is presented as a number of faculty-specific courses:

EED 101 (Law) in the Faculty of Law – 1 year programme: Basic English language communicative competence and academic literacy skills within a legal context with particular emphasis on argument and counter argument. The module is also designed to develop the language competence you will need for further studies and the professional workplace.

    EED 111 / 121 (CHS) in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences – Semester module repeated in the second half of the year: Basic language communicative competence and academic literacy skills within the community and health science context with a focus on developing the communicative language competence you will need for further studies and the professional workplace.

    EED 117 / 127 (Science) in the Faculty of Science – Semester module repeated in the second half of the year. Basic language communicative competence and academic literacy skills within a scientific context with a particular emphasis on the construction of scientific knowledge. The EED Science module is also designed to develop the language competence you will need for further studies and the professional workplace.

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