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ENGLISH 20F (ENGR2F): Students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, and representing. The course offers a wide variety of literature including Literary (novels, short stories, plays, movies, speech making, etc.) and Transactional (learning to read, write, speak and view different forms of communication in language appropriate to the form such as journalism and technical materials). 1 credit
ENGLISH 30S COMPREHENSIVE (ENGC3S): Aims at developing evaluation skills and a more mature point of view. Students are asked to consider style and place a greater emphasis on critical thinking. Students are involved in group and individual work. Course content: 50% aesthetic and 50% pragmatic. 1 credit
ENGLISH 30S TRANSACTIONAL (ENGT3S): Focuses on pragmatic forms of reading and writing, such as: letter writing, non-fiction texts and media literacy. It is designed for students who would prefer to read a true story rather than fiction, as well as the viewing and representing aspects of English Language Arts. Course content: 30% aesthetic and 70% pragmatic. 1 credit
Although new Manitoba Education and Training regulations require only a single credit at the grade 12 level for graduation (ie ENGC4S), students wishing to enter university are strongly advised to take two credits of S4 English. Students are advised to consult university requirement brochures and talk to a counsellor.
In keeping with English Language Arts curriculum, the materials that students encounter in class are referring to as text. A “text” could be a novel, a poster, a short story or a photograph. The texts that students encounter in class and the texts that students create in/for English Language Arts courses fall into two broad groups: aesthetic and pragmatic. Generally speaking, aesthetic texts are those texts that have been created for the purpose of evoking emotion and recreating experiences (novel and poetry). Whereas, pragmatic texts are those that have been created with a more practical purpose in mind (advertisements, letters of complaint).
ENGLISH 40S COMPREHENSIVE (ENGC4S): Students study literature and language. The focus is skill development and is intended for students who want a broad range of language experience. Course content: 50% aesthetic and 50% pragmatic. 1 credit
ENGLISH LITERARY 40S LITERARY (ENLS4S): Students analyze modern and traditional literature, poetry, plays and short movies. Emphasis will be on the in depth and extensive study of literature. Course content: 30% aesthetic and 70% pragmatic. 1 credit
ENGLISH 40S TRANSACTIONAL (ENTS4S): This course focuses on the study of non-fiction and contemporary materials ie research, reports, biographies and journalism forms. Literature will be novels, plays and essays that have practical applications. The course content is 30% aesthetic and 70% pragmatic.
ENGLISH 40S LANGUAGE AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (ENCS4S): This course is focused on exposing students to pragmatic texts and technical communication. Students will encounter and practice written instructions, a variety of letter forms, and a variety of informational texts. This course is appropriate for students who plan to pursue apprenticeship programs after high school. This course is only available as a primary English credit to students working towards their Vocational Certificate or as a second English credit for students completing their Academic certificate. 1 credit
NOTE: This course cannot be used as an English credit for dual diploma