ETC3M Canadian Literature
University / College Prep.
Ministry of Education Course Title: Canadian Literature, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Course Code: ETC3M
Grade Level: 11
Department: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
This course emphasizes the study and analysis of literary texts by Canadian authors for students with a special interest in Canadian literature. Students will study the themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a variety of literary texts representative of various time periods and of the diverse cultures and regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.
Total Time: 110 hours
Unit 1 Understanding Texts
Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of Canadian literary texts from different cultures, regions, and historical periods;
Unit 2 Analysing Texts
Respond to and analyse Canadian literary texts to develop and extend their understanding of how content, form, and style in combination communicate meaning and enhance a text’s effectiveness;
Unit 3 Critical Literacy
Demonstrate an understanding that Canadian authors, readers, and texts have particular perspectives that influence the reading experience;
Unit 4 Literary Criticism
Use literary criticism to enhance their understanding of Canadian literature;
Unit 5 The Role of Literature in Society
Assess the importance of Canadian literature as a social and cultural force.