Course Credits
ENGL 103 ENGL 103 - Introduction to Fiction

An introductory study of fiction with the purpose of understanding literature and cultivating skills in scholarly research, textual analysis, and academic writing and documentation. Such skills are fostered by closely reading and analyzing works of short fiction and the novel by accomplished prose stylists. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of fiction in order to interpret these works critically, while interacting thoughtfully with themes presented therein; there is a particular focus on analyzing and making use of narrative strategies and rhetorical tools. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to improving foundational grammar, diction, phrasing, organization, and argument-building in the thesis-driven essay.Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3-0; 3-0)

FNDN 101 FNDN 101 - Intro to University

This course, available to new students each semester, is designed to help first year students transition to university by imparting some of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes requisite for success in university study. About half of the one-hour per week sessions are devoted to large group presentations, while the remainder consists of small group sessions led by third and fourth year students. Topics include orientation activities, goal setting, personal strength inventories, study skills development, choice of a major, stress management, academic planning, and the sustainment of spiritual vitality in a Christian context.NB: FNDN 101 is mandatory for all full-time (i.e., 12 sem. hrs. or more) students entering TWU with fewer than 27 sem. hrs. of credit.Prerequisite(s): None. (1-0 or 1-0)

HKIN 190 HKIN 190 - Concepts of Physical Fitness

An introduction to your physical self, physical activity, and exercise. Specific areas of health, wellness, physical fitness, skills, and body mechanisms. Laboratory sessions dealing with fitness assessment and personal application of scientific principles.Prerequisite(s): None. (2-1 or 2-1)

PHIL 210 PHIL 210 - Contemporary Ethical Issues

An examination of some basic ethical theory and a critical focus on some current moral issues like consumerism, technoculture, environmental ethics, responsibility to distant peoples, genetic engineering and cloning, and the promise and peril of nanotechnology. The emphasis is on clarifying the issues, exploring various views on these and relevant supporting arguments, and exposing important underlying assumptions.Prerequisite(s): Second year standing or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

PSYC 106 PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology

A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

WRTG 100 WRTG 100 - Writing in the University Context

This course is designed to improve the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills of students whose first language is English. Students are required to read an array of essays, discuss them critically, and write papers analyzing the structure and content of these essays.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)


*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education