Literary Studies 10 (Composition and Focused Literary Studies)


Susan Salvati 


There are no prerequisites for this course. 


Students study in a self-paced format in The Learning Centre. 


Assessment is based on discussion and written submissions.  Students read texts and respond to the readings.  Student-teacher conferencing allows for editing of assignments and integration of feedback.


Students explore both non-fiction and fiction texts that allow them to develop vocabulary reading comprehension and critical thinking  skills.

The overarching ideas of the course are:

  • The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world.
  • People understand text differently depending on their world views and perspectives.
  • Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.
  • Language shapes ideas and influences others.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

To see details of this course within the context of the BC curriculum, click on this link.  

Completion Opportunities

Students who complete this course may choose to carry on either English 10 or English Studies 12.  

How to Register

Students can register by clicking on the following link: or by calling 250-360 4300.