COMM 211 - Public Speaking
This course covers the principles and skills of effective public speaking. It fosters an appreciation of the nature and uses of public speech-making including: surveys of the communication processes, ethical obligations, audience analysis, and principles of informative and persuasive speech-making. Participants develop and deliver several short speeches.NB: Fulfils departmental public speaking competency requirement.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)
ENGL 101 - Introduction to Writing
This course guides students through the writing and research tasks of the university classroom in order to equip them with confidence and the ability to write in a variety of academic genres, including the research paper. Students expand critical thinking skills through reading and writing cognitively complex arguments while also exploring academic voice, style, and vocabulary.
Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3- 0; 3-0)
ENGL 102 - Introduction to Literature and Culture
This course examines literature from a multicultural perspective. In comparing and contrasting works of literature composed in a variety of countries, students will gain cultural literacy, appreciation of universal themes, and understanding of the rich relationship between literature and its historical and situational context. In studying this material, students will develop their critical thinking, research, and writing skills. This course is recommended for students who have come from international contexts. Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University (3-0 or 3-0)
FNDN 101 - The Liberal Arts Journey
Students engage in inquiry and discussion of concepts underpinning a Christian liberal arts education; explore TWU’s unique core curriculum and Student Learning Outcomes; practice strategies to confidently navigate their university journey; and develop an educational plan to guide their academic decision-making.
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)
WRTG 101 - Writing and Culture
A preparatory course in academic writing, focusing on academic conventions, scholarly vocabulary and tone, and the development of cohesive arguments across the disciplines. While the tasks and assignments emphasize writing skills, the course also facilitates the growth of critical thinking skills through the thematic study of North American and Christian culture. This course is designed for students who have come from international contexts.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)
*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education