ENG3U – English – University Preparation


Course Title: English, Grade 11, University Preparation (ENG3U)
Course Name: English
Course Code: ENG3U
Grade: 11
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: ENG2D, English, Grade 10, Academic
Curriculum Policy Document: English, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2007 (Revised)
Course Developer: 24H Education
Department: English
Department Head: Amanda McIntosh, B.A.(Hon), M.A., B.Ed., OCT, OCELT
Development Date: 2005
Most Recent Revision Date: 2012
Tuition Fee (CAD): $479

SKU: course-59 Category:


English 11 – ENG3U course extends students’ experience with the English language. Students will further investigate literatures from multiple time periods and in various genres including prose fiction, poetry, drama and mixed media. They will explore the connections betweenform and content in literature while improving critical thinking skills. Students will learn the specifics of rhyme, meter, writing formal argumentative and editorialstyle pieces, as well as creative writing. This course will help students develop the skills required at the university level.

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time
1 Lord of the Flies
By the end of this unit, students will:

  • Write from the perspective of a character in the novel
  • Identify and define various literary devices
  • Write a formal essay
28 hours
2 Macbeth
By the end of this unit, students will:

  • Be able to analyze rhythm, meter and rhyme scheme
  • Complete a literary analysis
  • Compare characters and character development
  • Write an editorial-style opinion piece
26 hours
3 Canadian Poetry
By the end of this unit, students will:

  • Read poetry by several female Canadian authors
  • Complete a literary analysis of the poems
  • Write an original poem
  • Present their original poem in an oral presentation
22 hours
4 Media
By the end of this unit, students will:

  • Identify techniques used in propaganda/advertising
  • Compare present-day and historical techniques and aesthetics
  • Present their findings in an organized oral presentation
20 hours
5 Midterm Assignment 6 hours
6 Final Essay 6 hours
7 Final Exam 2 hours
Total 110 hours