ENGL 135: Academic Reading and Writing

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    5 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Murray

Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ENGL/135.html

Practice of skills needed for successful academic writing in a variety of subject areas. Analysis of rhetorical, stylistic, research and documentation techniques; development of these techniques through practical writing assignments. Balance of lectures and discussion.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

Member Comments:
“I know this course is basically required for UBC admission anyway, but it was honestly one of the most enjoyable courses I’ve taken so far. The content was straightforward and Murray is an awesome guy. Class was actually fun to attend!”


ENGL 146: The Literature of Our Era

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
 3.5 / 5.0
         2.5 / 5.0          3.5 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Gagan
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Henry

Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/ENGL/146.html

Comparative study of literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention to how writers have adapted styles and techniques to represent our own experiences and the challenges of our age. Lectures, discussions, and essay writing workshops combine to develop students’ abilities to write and speak about literature, and to make academic arguments in any discipline.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

SPAN 100A: Beginners’ Spanish I

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
4.0 / 5.0
          4.5 / 5.0          5.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Yes! / Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5.0 / 5.0  for Ulysses

Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SPAN/100A.html

Exploration of the language and cultures of the Hispanic World. Acquisition of basic skills of pronunciation, reading, writing and conversation. Includes instruction in essential points of grammar, basic syntax, and vocabulary for daily interaction.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of 100A or 149.
  • Not open to students with credit in Spanish 12.
  • Priority will be given to first- and second-year students.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0

Member Comments:
This course is lots of fun and a break from the typical science courses often taken by many students trying to get into med school. Also, you get something practical out of it because you’re learning a widely used language! This course also quite easy.”

“If languages is kind of your thing first year Spanish is an awesome elective! It’s a nice break from all those science courses which I’m sure many of you are taking. Professors are great and it’s a fun class!”