English 12 with Curtis will focus on diversity in readings with selections from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, voices from the LGBTQ community and various other groups. Crucial to the course’s outcomes will be an understanding of rhetorical strategies and manipulative techniques used by media of all kinds in the contemporary digital environment. Students will learn to identify credible sources while developing the tools needed to evaluate information for its relevance and accuracy in their research, and while working to incorporate that same information into their own original writing. The class will be rich in discussion and focused on student’s engagement with course materials and expression of interpretations and analysis.
Your Educator – Curtis LeBlanc
Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) and Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him performing his songs or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?
English Studies 12
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